HUNTINGTON — Rief Gilg has been hired as the new principal at Huntington North High School, according to a release from Huntington County Community Schools.

Gilg most recently held the title of associate principal at DeKalb High School.

The release said Gilg is returning to Huntington North where he previously served as a teacher, administrator and coach from 2003-2012.

The Huntington North release added a statement from its superintendent, Chad Daugherty: “Mr. Rief Gilg is known by many Huntington parents, teachers and former students, as he was a teacher, coach and administrator at Huntington North for 9 years. Also, he brings successful administrative experiences serving as the athletic director and assistant principal at East Noble, and now currently serves as an assistant principal at DeKalb HS. Mr. Gilg went through an extensive interview process that involved students, parents, teachers and administrators. We believe Rief has the skillset and experiences necessary to lead HNHS to a high standard of performance.”

In addition, the district has also named Chris Baut as the new principal at Horace Mann Elementary School, according to the release.

Baut has served as the assistant principal and athletic director for the corporation’s Riverview Middle School for the past two years.

Daughtery said of Baut in the statement: “Mr. Chris Baut has been in education for past 13 years in which he has served as a special education teacher, instructional coach, coach and administrator. He made a very strong impression on those that he worked with at Riverview due to his positive attitude and work ethic. You would never find Chris in his office as he was either in a classroom or in the hallways with a student or teacher. We believe his strong work ethic and experiences will help him lead Horace Mann in a positive direction for the students, parents and employees.”

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