A Perkins High School graduate has been hired as the next principal of Furry Elementary.
During a special meeting on Monday, July 18, the Perkins Local School District Board of Education unanimously voted to hire Eric Kaman as the new principal at Furry Elementary for the 2022-2023 school year. He graduated from PHS in 2001.
Mr. Kaman has been the dean of students and assistant principal at Port Clinton’s Bataan Primary School since 2014, and had been a 2nd grade teacher there from 2011 to 2014. He previously taught 1st grade at Margaretta Local Schools for the 2010-2011 school year.
“This is the community we wanted to be in,” Mr. Kaman said.
Mr. Kaman lives in Perkins Township with wife, Chrissy, and their sons, Connor, a 1st grader at Furry, and Lucas, a 4th grader at Meadowlawn Intermediate School.
He comes to Perkins Schools with experience as an administrator, an understanding of the community, and the goals of the school district’s Strategic Plan, said Perkins Superintendent Todd Boggs. Mr. Kaman also understands the science of reading and what is necessary to continue to improve elementary school students' literacy skills.
“Eric is energetic, compassionate, and driven to see every student succeed,” Mr. Boggs said. “I know that he is excited to meet the students, faculty and staff, parents and guardians, and the Perkins community.”
The district will host events for the students, families, and the community to meet Mr. Kaman prior to the start of school.
Mr. Kaman succeeds Furry Principal Jennifer Yost, who resigned last month to become principal at New London Elementary School. Mr. Kaman was among several candidates who applied for the position. The candidates were interviewed last week by a committee of administrators, teachers, and a board member.