YORK TWP. — A new face will join the Buckeye High School administration this school year.
Adam Snook was hired as the assistant principal Thursday during a special meeting of the Buckeye Board of Education. The board approved a two-year contract with an annual salary of $81,000.
Starting Aug. 1, he will work alongside Principal Gabe Tudor, who will begin his third year at Buckeye.
Snook replaces Paul Gerycz, who accepted an assistant principal position at Highland High School in Granger Township, effective Aug. 1. The Highland board recently approved a two-year contract with an annual salary of $83,000 for Gerycz.
Before his hiring at Buckeye, Snook was an integrated social studies teacher at North Olmsted High School since 2009. He also has assumed assistant principal responsibilities at the high school within the last year.
“It’s definitely exciting and will be a change of pace for me,” Snook said about being hired. “North Olmsted is an outer ring suburb of Cleveland with a lot of diversity and Buckeye brings me back home. I felt Buckeye was similar to the Highland community I grew up in. I’m excited to come home and bring my student leadership experience to Buckeye. It’s about students first and student-driven atmosphere.”
Snook, 34, is a 2001 graduate of Highland High School. He graduated from the University of Akron in 2008 with a bachelor’s in secondary education, integrated social studies, for grades seven through 12.
He received a master’s in administration and supervision in 2015 and obtained his principal certification from the university.
He resides in Hinckley Township with his wife Alison and two sons.
Contact reporter Halee Heironimus at (330) 721-4012 or firstname.lastname@example.org.