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Michael Maclin of MRH High School to Become University City Principal

He will begin serving in that role July 1.

Michael Maclin will leave his position as an assistant principal at to become principal at .

The School District of University City has hired Maclin, who will officially begin the position July 1. He will participate in planning activities before his official start date. 

He is the fourth administrator to leave the MRH School District in the past year, along with , the district's retiring superintendent; of ; and , the district's director of communications.

"It is my honor to serve this historically rich community as the principal of University City High School,” Maclin said. "I am anxious to meet students, parents, faculty, and community members. Together, I believe we can develop a school that not only prepares students academically, but also supports the growth of the whole person with positive social, athletic, and high school experiences."

Maclin has 12 years of experience in education, most recently as an assistant principal at . He also served one year as the interim principal at . Before becoming an administrator, he worked as a guidance counselor and social studies teacher.

The Board of Education approved the superintendent’s recommendation to hire Maclin at a special executive session on Thursday. Maclin was among 50 nationwide candidates who applied to the posting for a high school principal.

"Mr. Maclin’s passion for education and strategic approach to change is clear from the minute you meet him," said Joylynn Pruitt, superintendent of schools. "He has proven experience cultivating collaborative relationships with staff and identifying solutions to complex problems. I’m confident that his commitment to motivating students and fostering an active learning environment for students and staff will have a significant impact at University City High School."

University City High School has been under the leadership of Interim Principal Dayle Burgdorf this year. 

University City High School Principal Tim Wernentin was  Feb. 24, 2011. He was in March 2011. Wernentin was hired as the principal of Rock Island (IL) High School in April.

Patti Johnson March 10, 2012 at 06:54 AM
MRH will certainly miss Mr. Maclin. U City is getting an awesome administrator.
Rebecca D. March 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM
I am trying to figure out if four administrators leaving in one year means that the district is becoming so well-regarded that people are stealing their leaders in the hopes that their district will have the same turnaround.....or if the district is overworking and underpaying their staff. Does anyone have a more insider look at which is closer to truth?
RDC March 10, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Congrats to Mr. Maclin, you will be greatly missed. Being an alumnus (U. City Indians) welcome to our great school.
Susan March 11, 2012 at 03:21 AM
How can you leave? William needs you to keep him in line.

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