Todd Deem, Waite’s new principal, will speak to the East Toledo Club Thursday, September 18 at Noon at the East Toledo Senior Center. The public is invited.
Deem will talk about his goals to make Waite the best comprehensive public school in the city of Toledo. He will address his efforts to continue the Waite traditions of service to the community, activities and the relationship with the Waite Alumni Association to the school.
He also will talk about his plans to increase the school’s emphasis on athletics.
Deem most recently was principal at Riverside Elementary in North Toledo. He grew up in the Raymer district, graduated from Waite in 1988 and spent 10 years working at the East Toledo Family Center before embarking on a career in education.
Deem, 44, is just the 11th principal in Waite’s 101 years. Compare this to the average stay nationwide for a high school principal--four years, according to some studies. He follows in the footsteps of Dave Yenrick who served as principal for 17 years.