Mr. Erich Zaun
Middle/High School Principal
Message from Mr. Zaun:
My name is Erich Zaun and I am pleased to announce that I have become the new principal at Oswayo Valley Middle/High School. I grew up in a small town outside of Indiana, PA where I graduated from a school that was around the same size as OV. I then received my bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education 7-12 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and proceeded to move to Potter County to teach various levels of math at Coudersport Jr./Sr. High School for the last 16 years. I also coached the Varsity Soccer team there for 10 years, which was a very rewarding time. Because of all my experiences, I am not new to the difficulties that a small school setting can bring, know the importance of community connections and involvement, and am well versed in building strong rapport with high school students and teachers.
I look forward to helping the students prepare for life after OV MSHS with whichever path they choose. My goal is to ensure that the students have a plan when they leave, whether it lies in enrolling in post-secondary education, entering the workforce directly, or enlisting in the armed forces. I will continue to split our focus in all directions by offering college in high school courses, encouraging students to job shadow and talk with professionals in the field of interest, and make plans for internships or work placement opportunities.
On a more personal note, I spend the majority of my time outside of school with my wife and four kids. One of our family favorites is to take weekend trips to the various “local” cities and visit their attractions, museums, zoos, etc. If I get a few moments to myself, I enjoy listening to music, reading, working on the house, or playing retro video games. I am excited to join the staff here at OV and look forward to meeting everyone within the community.