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Wadsworth High Assistant Principal Accepts Principal Job at Triway High School

Chris Sieber has served as assistant principal at Wadsworth High School since 2015. Photo courtesy of the Whisperer Yearbook.

Wadsworth High School Assistant Principal Chris Sieber has accepted a position as principal at Triway High School. 

On Monday, May 6, Sieber received a call that offered him the principal position at Triway. He announced this to the staff on May 7. 

“It was a good conversation,” Sieber said. “I’m lucky. I’m very blessed. I work in a very great place and I don’t have to leave, I love it here. But it was really just a great opportunity.”

Triway is a much smaller district than Wadsworth High School, with around 1400 students in the district, as opposed to the 1500 students at WHS.

“Triway is a great community, it’s a lot like Wadsworth,” Sieber said. “The school is the center of the community.”

Nate Schindewolf, the superintendent of Triway schools, spoke to The Bruin over email about why it was decided that Sieber was the best fit following the retirement of Triway’s current principal. 

“Mr. Sieber’s wealth of knowledge and experience will allow him to continue the tradition of academic and personal excellence established here at Triway,” said Nate Schindewolf, the superintendent of Triway schools. 

Eventually, Triway’s school is going to be one building for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. They will be transitioning to the new school in December of 2024, during Triway’s winter break. Sieber will only be responsible for the high school kids at this new school. 

“Mr. Sieber will be leading the high school staff, students, and families into a building that will reshape learning at Triway,” Schindewolf said. 

Because Sieber has known both Wadsworth’s old high school and the new high school, he is excited to help Triway transition. 

“When you move into a new place, you have to take what’s home from the new place and bring it in,” Sieber said. “You’re going to have to take things that are special in the old place and take them to the new place.”

Although he has many goals for Triway, he wants to get to know the students and their needs before he tries to change anything. 

“My first goal is to get to know everybody and what I mean by that is the staff, and the community, and most importantly the students,” Sieber said. “I want to learn as much as I can about them.”

Triway is excited to welcome Sieber to their team. 

“We feel he will be an excellent addition to our district’s culture,” Schindewolf said. 

Sieber has been in education for 30 years and has been working as a principal at Wadsworth for about nine years. 

“I was a teacher here for four years, from 1998 to 2002, and then when the class of ‘02 left, I graduated with them,” Sieber said. “I left for 13 years and worked at other districts as an administrator.”

Sieber was not actively looking to leave, but he took the opportunity when it arose. 

He will continue to live in Wadsworth while he is working in Triway. 

“Wadsworth is home,” Sieber said. 

Through his time at WHS, some of his favorite memories are getting to know the students and to work with his kids, with his youngest daughter graduating WHS with the class of 2024. 

“Any event you go to for Wadsworth is special,” Sieber said.

He is very grateful to the staff and students of WHS and will miss them greatly. 

“Thank you to everybody,” Sieber said. “Best staff, students, so thanks.”

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