Dover City Schools hires middle school principal

Dover City Schools hires middle school principal

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Dover City Schools has hired Eric Seibert as the next principal for Dover Middle School. He will begin his new position in August, replacing Principal Jack Edwards, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

“We are grateful for all the years of Mr. Edwards’ outstanding service and dedication to Dover City Schools, and he will be missed. However, we are happy to have Mr. Seibert serving our students and continuing work on our leadership team in this new role,” Superintendent Karie McCrate said. “He is an experienced leader who, even in just two years here, has quickly connected with the DMS staff, students and families.”

Seibert has served more than 23 years in public education in various positions including more than a decade as a principal and athletic director for Claymont City Schools prior to coming to Dover in 2021. While at Dover, Seibert has been an integral part of the school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports implementation and a member of the community safety task force committee.

“I am thankful for this opportunity to continue serving Dover students, staff and community,” Seibert said. “From day one the Dover community welcomed me in and made Dover feel like home. Having had the privilege of working with Mr. Edwards, I look forward to building on the solid foundations and traditions already in place and consider it an honor to lead this hard-working staff into the future.

“Folks here go above and beyond what is asked of them on a daily basis, and together, we can accomplish great things for Dover students.”

Seibert is a graduate of Heidelberg College and has master’s degrees in educational leadership from both Marygrove College and Wheeling Jesuit University.