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Assistant Principal

2547 Panther Drive, New Lexington, OH. 43764 P 740-342-3528 | F 740-342-4765
P.O. Box 173, Junction City, OH. 43748 P 740-343-0680 | F 740-343-0683

John Gardner, Student Health and Wellness Administrator

I am excited and honored to begin my first year as the Assistant Principal/Student Health and Wellness Administrator at New Lexington High School. The 2020-21 school year marks my 17th year in education. During my career I have served as a fourth grade science and reading teacher, sixth grade science and reading teacher, K-8 assistant principal, athletic director, and PAX Partner. 

I am thoroughly excited to collaborate with the staff, families, and community stakeholders to ensure that the students of New Lexington are provided with the opportunities to become successful, productive citizens.  New Lexington Schools prides itself on meeting the individual needs of each student. I am looking forward to providing students with every opportunity to be successful academically, artistically, athletically, socially and emotionally. I will consistently reflect on my practice and performance and seek methods to improve my craft to ensure the best experience for students, staff, families, and community stakeholders.

It is a privilege to be a component of the long-standing New Lexington tradition of preparing students for the next chapter of life. Please contact me if I can assist you with anything.


John Gardner

About Mr. Gardner

Received my Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education from Ohio University in 2002.

Received my Master of Education in Educational Administration in 2007 from Ohio University.
Served as a 4th grade science teacher, 6th grade science teacher, athletic director, K-8 assistant principal, and PAX partner.
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