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Principal Friess Elected as Future OASSA President

posted Apr 6, 2018, 9:19 AM by Lori Manz   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 11:11 AM ]

Mr. Joe Friess, Wauseon Middle School Principal, has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 President of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. Mr. Friess will continue to serve full time in his role as WMS principal while offering extra time to serve in three different OASSA capacities in the next three years. In 2018-2019, he will serve on the OASSA Board of Directors as the President Elect. The pinnacle of activity will occur during the 2019-2020 school year when he serves as president of the organization. Then in 2020-2021, he will conclude his official elected duties as the Past President. Joe has served as the lone Middle School Principal Representative at Large on the Board of Directors since the fall of 2013.


Mr. Friess completed his Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University. Additionally, he received his Master of Education and Doctor of Education from the University of Toledo. While members of the Wauseon Administrative Team sometimes address him as Dr. Friess, he personally prefers Mr. Friess. He started his tenure as the Wauseon Middle School Principal in August of 2002. Since then, Wauseon Middle School has been recognized once by the Ohio Department of Education as a School of Promise and twice as a High Performing School of Honor.


Mr. Friess will serve his leadership organization with the mindset to meet the mission and goals of the OASSA which include: OASSA is dedicated to the advocacy and welfare of its members. Our mission is to provide high standards of leadership through consultation and professional development, political astuteness, legislative influence, positive public relations, curricular initiatives, and collaboration with related organizations.


Information contributed by the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators