SIDNEY — Sidney High School principal Jon Geuy is retiring from education after 32 years. Geuy has spent the last 10 years at Sidney City Schools, and has worked various administrative positions since 2009.
After graduating from Bluffton University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education in 1985, Geuy began his teaching career at Lehman Catholic High School, where he was also a coach. After one year at Lehman, Geuy worked at Starr Commonwealth for one year.
From 1987-2007, Geuy worked as a teacher and coach at Wapakoneta City Schools. Geuy spent a majority of his career teaching social studies courses.
“I taught all social studies electives at one time or another,” Geuy said. “Ohio history, American history and government were my favorites.”
During his 20 years in Wapakoneta, Geuy returned to college and earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of Dayton.
Geuy then came to Sidney City Schools where he taught social studies and coached football at Sidney High School for two years. Since 2009, Geuy has worked in administrative positions in the school district and has been the principal at SHS since 2012.
Geuy said his favorite part of being a teacher, administrator and coach was seeing the students grow and forming relationships with them over the years.
“I want to thank all the students, teachers and other educators who have made this an incredible journey,” Geuy said. “Most especially, I want to thank my wife Lisa, for her support and being my partner through thick and thin.”
In March, the Sidney City Schools Board of Education hired Doug Zimmer to assume the responsibilities as Sidney High School principal following Geuy’s retirement. Zimmer is currently an assistant principal at SHS.
The writer is a summer intern for the Sidney Daily News.