Former White Lake Middle School Principal Paul Gmelin has been appointed the new Lakeland High School principal to start off the 2011-12 school year.
Gmelin began his teaching career in Huron Valley at Lakeland High School in 1989 as a social studies and math teacher. He was appointed as an assistant principal at Lakeland before assuming the principal position at White Lake Middle School, where he has been since 1999.
The district says Gmelin’s high school experience at Lakeland, along with his time as a principal, will ensure a smooth transition to the new school year for both students and staff.
“Paul is a collaborative leader who works closely with parents and staff to develop positive relationships,” said Superintendent Jackie Johnston. “As every White Lake student feeds into Lakeland, Paul knows many of the families at Lakeland, which will be an asset during this change.”
Gmelin earned his bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, his master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, and his Educational Specialist in Leadership from Oakland University.