Our Principals

Mr. Robert Knisely, Principal

"It’s a Great Day to be a Perry Pirate!” What does this mean? Is it a cheesy catch-phrase? Maybe, but it also embodies something else. What we do by reiterating this every day is to remind our students that is truly great to be here and that they are a part of something special. It is the difference between going to school and going to OUR school. This sense of spirit and pride allows our students to be part of something exciting and unique. It creates a culture where staff and students work together to promote our school and ensure its continued improvement.

School spirit and pride build a sense of community within the school. It is important because it sets the tone for all aspects of our school and our students. When students are involved in activities on and off campus, it demonstrates a passion for Perry Pride that is immeasurable and contagious. I believe that school spirit translates into higher expectations of one’s self and surroundings, pushing for positive changes at all levels of our school.

Research shows that students who convey a strong sense of school pride and spirit also have a strong sense of respect and responsibility. Both important characteristics that we strive to teach all of our students. School pride also has a direct impact on students' behavior. The more pride students take in the school, the fewer behavioral issues the school has to deal with which makes it really a “Great day to be a Perry Pirate!”

Mr. Bob Gecewich, Assistant Principal

It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to continue to serve the Perry students, faculty, and community in a new and expanded role as an administrator for our 5th through 8th grades.  I am excited to continue to learn, grow, and lead while leaning on my previous diverse experiences out of state as well as working in some of the highest performing districts of Ohio.  It is my goal to positively impact the community by helping to maximize all students and educators in the building.  These unique formative years are filled with growth and learning academically as well as socially. We will work to foster an environment that helps lead, challenge, and support our students throughout this journey and equips them with the skills needed to find success in whatever avenue they choose.  Thank you for the chance to work with Perry's youth and continue to build a school we will all be proud of!