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STEM+M school gets new director

SOUTH POINT — The Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School recently hired Gary Robinson as the new director of the school.

Robinson has more than 30 years of experience in public education, most recently serving as dean of students at the Pickaway-Ross Career Tech Center in Chillicothe.

“I am pleased to lead this public high school that is making such a difference for the students of Lawrence County, Ohio and the entire Tri-State,” Robinson said in a news release. “We have young people here from Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky and they are excelling with the type of learning we offer at the STEM+M School. The State of Ohio ranked the STEM+M School as the top performing public high school in Lawrence County for the 2017-2018 school year.”

Dan Jeffries, board president of Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School said the school is pleased to welcome Robinson to the STEM+M School.

“We believe Mr. Robinson is a great addition to our staff,” he said. “Our dedicated and highly qualified teachers at the school accomplished amazing things during the school’s first year and the potential is even greater with Mr. Robinson’s leadership ability.”

Robinson will be taking the position vacated by founding director Jayshree Shah, who left late last year.

The Tri-State STEM+M Early College High School is a public school, tuition free for Ohio students, and is located on Solida Road in South Point. The school said its mission is to inspire all students to achieve personal excellence, pursue world class STEM+M education and become self-directed life-long learners.