It's no secret that quality educators lead classrooms in school districts throughout the Ohio Valley.
But it's somewhat unusual when an administrator dedicates his or her career to the same school district.
With that said, we congratulate Maureen Taggart, the new principal at Toronto High School.
Taggart, we believe, is one of the area's exceptional educators and administrators who has proven her dedication to the pupils and students in the Toronto City School District.
A 21-year veteran of the district who has served in various capacities ranging from elementary school teacher to principal, her familiarity of the school district goes back even farther, as she graduated from THS in 1988. She continued her higher education locally by attending Franciscan University of Steubenville.
She's taught elementary school science and physical education, as well as math, and even assisted in coaching girls high school track.
Taggart knows the system and district well, including not only teachers and administrators but also individual pupils and students. This can only serve as a plus for the coming challenges, including a consolidation and a new high school beginning with the 2013-14 school year. The Herald-Star's experience with Taggart as communications liaison for the district has shown her to be consistently prepared, timely and accurate in her duties.
We believe Superintendent Fred Burns and members of the school board have made a wise choice in securing Taggart as high school principal for the next three school years. We wish her the best in her new position as high school principal. We have complete confidence in her abilities and don't question her commitment to the school district.