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Dover High School Assistant Principal Brooke Grafe has been tapped to replace the school's current principal, Teresa Alberts, after she retires at the end of the school year. (Submitted)

Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover’s school board is counting on a familiar face to lead their high school into its future. 

Last week, the board agreed to hire Brooke Grafe to replace Teresa Alberts, who recently announced her retirement after July 31st.

Grafe began her career at Dover as a language arts teacher before filling a number of administrative roles such as east elementary principal for three years and most recently as the assistant high school principal. She says she’s learned a lot over the past 16 years, making her the right person for the job. 

“I think I can bring that to the table, but I love Dover. It’s been a wonderful community to me and to my family, so to be able to do this role and step into this is humbling,” she says.

Grafe says being the first principal in the new building will make the job even more special.

“It’s very exciting, and my oldest daughter is a seventh-grader, so she’ll be one of those first classes to come through, and to get to share that just with the children you educate but with your own children, that’s just a beyond moment.

Grafe has a three-year contract and begins her new role August 1st.

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