Assistant principal departing for Colombian school

March 9, 2013

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Granbury High School Assistant Principal Roger Arbabi will still be a campus administrator next school year – but in a very different locale.

Arbabi has accepted a position as a middle school assistant principal at The Colombus School in Medellín, Colombia.

He will be moving in July with his wife, Kathryn, an OB/GYN at Lake Granbury Medical Center, and their two children, Leila and Aiden, who attend Nettie Baccus Elementary School.

“Kathryn and I have loved our time in Granbury. We have made so many great friends, and it will be very hard to leave,” he said.

The couple’s decision was prompted by growing up in international schools – he in Iran and she in Belgium.

“We feel that the experience played an important role in forming who we are. We want to pass on that opportunity to our children,” commented Arbabi.

Arbabi has served as an assistant principal at GHS for the last three years and was a physics teacher there beginning in 2006. He has been active in the community as a member of the Granbury Optimist Club and a director for Operation School Supplies.

“I will miss Granbury High School. I love the hard-working students, friendly staff and dedicated faculty,” he stated. “I know that the high school is in great hands, and this community will continue to see great things happening. “

The Medellín school was founded in 1947 by a small group of American and Colombian businessmen in order to provide a U.S. style education for expatriate children and Colombian children who sought an alternative to the predominantly parochial education that was prevalent in the mid-20th century.

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