Out of more than 125 applicants for the principal position at , the selection committee narrowed its pick down to one – Melissa Hunt of Texas.
Hunt was unanimously confirmed for the post Tuesday night by the Northville school board. She will replace Scott Snyder, .
"We really see her as someone who has the capacity to take a great school like Silver Springs forward," said Superintendent Mary Kay Gallagher.
Hunt, who attended the meeting with her husband, comes from the McKinney Independent School District in Texas where she was an assistant principal. According to her resume, she has experience as a teacher too, having instructed second and third graders.
She is a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her B.S. in Early Childhood education. In 2007, Hunt earned her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
At the meeting Hunt said she was happy to join a "place that shares my passion for education."
The board approved a pro-rated salary of $85,498 for Hunt during her one-year probationary contract with the district.