Wagler to step in as NPHS assistant principal
BAINBRIDGE -- Following the departure of a well-respected school administrator, North Putnam Schools is welcoming a new educator into its ranks.
Through its routine approval of personnel during its regular meeting Thursday evening, the North Putnam School Board enthusiastically approved hiring Brandon Wagler as assistant principal at North Putnam High School.
“I love the small-town community feel,” Wagler said to the Banner Graphic before the meeting began. “I’m excited to be part of a school corporation that has high goals in academics and extra-curriculars.
“I’m also just really excited to begin a new phase in my educational career,” Wagler added.
A Plainfield native who considers himself “one of the greatest Boilermakers to ever live,” Wagler earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Purdue University in 2003. He went on to earn his master’s degree in education from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007. In 2017, he earned his principal certification from Texas-based Lamar University.
Wagler has taught social studies at Avon Community Schools for the past 15 years. He has also coached seventh-grade football, wrestling, and basketball at Avon Middle School South, as well as baseball at Avon High School. Wagler has also served as a sponsor of the Avon School and Community Ambassador Program (ASCAP), a group comprised of Avon juniors and seniors who engage in service to the school and community.
Wagler succeeds former Assistant Principal Levi Yowell, who left North Putnam in April to take up a new opportunity as principal at South Putnam High School.