MOUNT ZION -- Mount Zion High School is looking for a principal and athletic director as part of a restructuring move taking place.

The moves are being made after current principal Kraig Garber decided to accept a position with the Illinois High School Association. He takes over that job in July.

"We wanted to create the best opportunity for success for the new principal," Mount Zion superintendent Travis Roundcount said.

Roundcount said the move also made sense since Mount Zion was in the unique position of having two people share the athletic director duties. Mike Mose is the athletic director while Ben Davis is the activities director.  

"I don't know of any school district in Illinois that has it separated that way," Roundcount said.

Mose has been in the role of athletic director for 11 years. He is also the assistant principal and will likely be re-hired in that position at the next school board meeting on Feb. 16.

Mose also has been president of the Apollo Conference athletics directors and has been a key in the conference expanding by taking in Mahomet-Seymour and Lincoln.

"I feel like it's going to be nice to concentrate on one job instead of multiple jobs," Mose said. "I enjoyed my 11 years of doing (the AD job.) I got to see a lot of outstanding students participate in athletics."

Application deadline for principal is today. The application deadline for athletic director is Friday, Feb. 12. Roundcount said at least the AD job could be filled at the March 15 meeting.

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