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To fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Eric Hirzel, the Lake school board has selected a 2002 graduate of Lake High School.

Board members agreed Wednesday on the appointment of Monica (Sims) Leppelmeier to fill the vacant seat.

The Miller Road resident is currently employed as a business manager at the University of Toledo where she’s been employed since April 2008.

She received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the university in 2010 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University in 2006, majoring in accounting.

Prior to being at UT, she worked at Midwest Products Finishing in the accounting and human resource departments.

She was a seventh grade volleyball coach for Lake schools in 2006 and had been an umpire in the local amateur softball association for 10 years.

Hirzel told the board and administration he is resigning his seat because he is moving out of the district. The term for that seat expires at the end of this year.

Tim Krugh, a board member, said Leppelmeier was chosen from a field of 12 applicants.

“There were some outstanding candidates,” Krugh said. “It was a unanimous decision to choose Monica. The board’s feeling was that at this point in time she was the right person, offering the background that’s needed. She’s an impressive young lady.”

Leppelmeier and her husband have one daughter.

Her uncle, Ron Sims, is a Lake Township trustee.




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