Carole Dilgart Liebich Inducted 1988 - Class of 1958
Carole Dilgart Liebich, Woodward Class of 1958, remembers well her days growing up in the Woodward area. She attended Hamilton School for eight years and it was at Hamilton where she made many friends who would join her in her successful years at Woodward. Living on Cecelia Avenue, and, later, Chase Street, Carole remembers Judy Schwellinger, Carol VanderPloeg, Jay Friend, and Fred and Ronny Ray among others as being close friends with whom she enjoyed high school. She recalls that Woodward was a place of quality people, a place where she had many chances to perform in leadership roles, preparing her well for the future.
While at Woodward Carole worked on the SAGA with Pop Sheline and was active with Student Council. She treasures her work in music, being a member of the Choraliers and participating all four years in the Extravaganzas, which were first-rate productions, under the leadership of the popular Samuel P. Szor. Being a class president, she remembers class meetings, where she often sang as part of the entertainment. Among her favorite teachers, she especially remembers Maxine
Maxine Mills, Ray McNeil, and Jim Foltz. She also remembers Katherine McClure, a physical education teacher, who influenced her as far as becoming a physical education major in college.
After graduation from Woodward, Carole attended the University of Toledo, where she became editor-in-chief of the UT BLOCKHOUSE. It was during her leadership that the yearbook received the All-American Yearbook Award: She majored in Health, physical education and recreation, and Science, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1969. She then continued her education at BowlIng Green State University, where she received her Master's degree in educational administration and supervision.
Carole's professional experience consists of teaching positions at Trinity Lutheran School, Harvard School, and Rogers High School, schools where she taught a variety of subjects ranging from kindergarten to eighth grade social studies, science, music, and physical education, to high school health. Through these years, she also coached Varsity girls' track, basketball, and gymnastics. She then became Dean of Girls at Rogers, a position she held from 1972 to 1975. In 1975 she was named Assistant Principal at Riverside School, a large elementary school in North Toledo. Because of her great success in this varied career, Carole was appointed Principal of Toth Elementary School in Perrysburg, Ohio, in 1977, the position she still holds and enjoys very much.
Carole has been past president of the Maumee Valley Elementary Principals Association. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. She is also a member of the Gottshall-Rex Memorial Scholarship Executive Board and a member of the Toledo Zoo Educational Advisory Committee. She is very active in athletics and in past president of the Toledo BLADE Queens Bowling League, the most prestigious bowling league in the Toledo area. Her professional affiliations include memberships in the Maumee Valley Elementary Principals Association, the Wood County Administrators Association, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National Association of Elementary Principals. She has continued her educational training by taking additional coursework in administrative supervision at both Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo, and has participated in various leadership conferences and seminars.
Carole has been married to David Liebich, her high school sweetheart for 27 years. They have two sons, Rick, a fighter-pilot stationed at the 180th TFG at Toledo Express Airport, and, Randy, who also works at Toledo Express for National Flight Service. She hopes to continue to serve the educational profession by keeping an active role at the state level. She believes that "a person must actively attempt to improve her profession through direct participation. "A long range goal of Carole's is to become a major speaker on behalf of education and, of women as leaders. She Wishes to become a respected keynote speaker at the National level. She will always remember Woodward as the place where she was able to first develop her leadership skills, skills that have made her an educational leader of great importance in Northwest Ohio.