A new principal for Benjamin Logan High School is set to be voted on Monday night by the Benjamin Logan Board of Education.
Annette J. Ramga-Alatorre is scheduled to be approved as the replacement for Dr. Brian Powderly, who left effective July 31, 2023, for the purpose of further employment.
Ramga-Alatorre has 14 years’ experience as an administrator (Principal, Assistant Principal, and Special Education Director) and 18 years as a teacher (special education and general education). Annette is from Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Superintendent John Scheu stated, “The HS Teacher Interview Committee interviewed five candidates. Even though Annette’s background as a school principal for six years has been primarily inner city (Detroit), she is a farm girl at heart, growing up in rural Auglaize County. She also has been a Special Education Director for ten years. She moved back to her parent’s farm to help out, as they had extensive tornado damage (Wapakoneta area). Both the Teacher Interview Committee and Administrative Interview Committee were quite impressed with her interview and range of successful experiences in education.”
Ramga-Alatorre comes to Benjamin Logan with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Franciscan University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Music Education from BGSU.
She spent the last six years as a Principal with the 22-23 year at the Michigan Math and Science Academy Dequindre, a charter public school that serves roughly 735 students across grades K-12. Ramga-Alatorre’s strong background in the area of special education will go a long way in supporting special education teachers in their roles.
Annette shared, “Although I have spent the past 14 years working with inner-city students, I can’t wait to return to my roots in a rural community. I am looking forward to getting to know and working with all of the staff, students, parents, and community members at Benjamin Logan.”
The Benjamin Logan board is set to meet at 6 PM Monday in the Central Office conference room.