MASON, OH (FOX19) - A new leader will soon take the helm of the district’s early childhood center that educates 1,800 preschool, kindergarten and first grade students-- but she won’t be new to Mason City Schools. Beginning August 1, Melissa Bly will leave her post as Mason Heights Assistant Principal to begin serving as MECC Principal.
“Melissa will do an outstanding job. She is a very caring professional who puts children first, and it has been such a pleasure to watch her career blossom,” said Mason School Board member Marianne Culbertson after the board unanimously approved hiring Bly during its July 6 meeting.
Bly’s Mason City Schools’ roots are deep. The 1993 MHS graduate began teaching third and fourth graders at Western Row Elementary in 1997, and was promoted to assistant principal in 2004. “I’ve been a part of Mason City Schools for most of my life.