Work starts on Galion Superintendent search

By Chris Pugh - [email protected]

Mark Stefanik

Mark Stefanik

By Chris Pugh

[email protected]

Mark Stefanik Stefanik

Work is under way to find a replacement for outgoing Galion Superintendent Mark Stefanik.

Galion Board of Education President Jennifer Kuns said the board will meet with representatives with the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center during Thursday night’s meeting.

Kuns said the discussion will be in executive session and will probably take place at the start of the meeting.

“They run the entire process,” Kuns said. “They post for the position and applicants apply through their web site. (Mid-Ohio) will present the candidates to us.”

Kuns said Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center also ran the selection process two years ago for the superintendent search which ended with Stefanik’s hire.

“They do this for a number of districts,” Kuns said.

Stefanik resigned from his role in Galion on June 30 and initially announced he planned on starting his new role as superintendent with Currituck County School District in North Carolina on Dec. 1.

Last week, Galion board members approved a request by Stefanik to be available for his new position on Oct. 1.

He had started his teaching career with Currituck County.

Kuns added that the board could look at an interim superintendent if a selection wasn’t made before Stefanik leaves his role.