Galion superintendent leaving

Mark Stefanik

Galion Superintendent Mark Stefanik accepted an offer Tuesday morning to become superintendent with Currituck County School District in North Carolina.

Stefanik will begin his new position there Dec. 1. He was in North Carolina this morning for the announcement.

“This was an opportunity to return to the school district that gave me my first teaching position right out of college,” Stefanik said in a press release.

According to school officials, this marks a homecoming for Stefanik, who began his teaching career in the North Carolina district.

“There are two opportunities in conflict with each other, and that’s the toughest part,” Stefanik said. “I haveloyalty to the district that gave me my start in education, and I feel a loyalty to Galion because they gave me my first superintendent opportunity.”

Stefanik has been superintendent in Galion for the past two years. His final work date in Galion has not been determined.

“Mark has done a good job during his tenure as the leader of the Galion City Schools,” Kuns said. “We have already begun the process to identify our next steps in finding the new leader of our district.”

Stefanik said he is pleased by what is happening with the Galion district.

“We have started many good things in Galion focused on student success and I hope the district leadership will continue to see these programs through to full, successful implementation,” he said.