The Chillicothe R-2 School District is starting the search for a high school principal to fill the vacancy of Brian Sherrow, who will leave Chillicothe High School to become superintendent of the Marceline R-5 School District, beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

The Chillicothe R-2 School District is starting the search for a high school principal to fill the vacancy of Brian Sherrow, who will leave Chillicothe High School to become superintendent of the Marceline R-5 School District, beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The Marceline Board of Education approved the hiring on Wed- nesday, June 13. Sherrow submitted his resignation to Chillicothe on Friday. Sherrow fills the vacancy created by the Dr. Gabe Edgar, who resigned the superintendent’s position after 11 years (21 years in the district) to take a position as director of finance for the St. Joseph School District, according to Candi Ervie, secretary for the Marceline superintendent. Sherrow’s effective start date is Monday, July 2. Sherrow became principal of Chillicothe High School in the 2011-12 school year, after having served nine years in the Marceline School District, first as a math teacher from 2002 until 2008, and then as high school principal from 2008 through the 2010-11 school year. Sherrow received his specialist in superintendency from William Woods University in 2011 and currently is pursuing his doctorate degree from William Woods. Sherrow could not be reached for comment Monday at the high school or via email. Dr. Roger Barnes, superintendent of Chillicothe Schools, told the Constitution-Tribune Monday that the board will be looking internally at interested candidates first before considering outside applicants, if necessary. The board hopes to fill the vacancy before the end of the month, he said.