Sojka named Gilbert principal

Sue Sojka stood outside the Gilbert School’s Library just after she was named the school’s new principal on Tuesday, June 27. In the background are pictures of previous principals from throughout the school’s history. Sojka is the first female principal in the school’s 122 years. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED —  At its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, The Gilbert School Corporation unanimously voted to hire Winsted native Sue Sojka as the school’s new principal.

Sojka will be taking over from outgoing principal Alan Strauss, who submitted his resignation to the corporation Monday, June 26.

Sojka formerly served as the school’s associate principal in charge of the school’s seventh and eighth grade programs.

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