Galion City Schools welcomes alumnus to Galion Intermediate School

July 29, 2020

The Galion City Schools Board of Education unanimously approved Mr. Sam Staton as the new Assistant Principal of Galion Intermediate School during a special meeting Tuesday, July 28.

Mr. Staton is a 1990 graduate of Galion High School. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree from the University of Dayton.

“I have always been interested in the great work being done in the Galion City Schools,” Mr. Staton said. “When I saw the opening on the Ohio Department of Education website, I was very excited and interested in becoming part of the team.”

Mr. Staton has been working at the Ridgedale Local Schools. His past experience included serving as a School Counselor, and most recently he has served as the Elementary Principal.

“It’s exciting any time we have the opportunity to bring an alumnus back to join our staff,” Superintendent Jennifer Allerding said. “He comes to the district with experience, plenty of great ideas, and a high energy level and excitement to be part of the Galion City Schools.”

Sam cites Friday night football games and amazing Galion teachers as some of the fondest memories he has from his time as a student.

“I can remember traveling to the State Football games and always looking forward to Friday Night football,” Staton said. “I was blessed to have amazing teachers while attending Galion, and the mark that they left on my life is what has helped me in my career as an educator.  I'm excited to be a Tiger once again!”

The board also approved the district’s 2020-2021 Reopening Plan during the meeting. The plan can be accessed by visiting the district website at

The next regular Galion City Schools Board of Education meeting will begin at 6:30 pm in the Galion High School cafetorium on Wednesday, August 12.

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