Currently, beginning my second year as the proud Superintendent of the Kings Local School District. Prior to Kings, I served as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in the Forest Hills Local School District for three years. I served as the Intermediate Campus Principal in the Mason City School District for ten years, as well as an assistant principal and assistant athletic director at Mason. I began my teaching career as a Biology teacher with Mason City Schools. My wife, Alison, is a current 8th grade Science teacher at Mason Middle School. We have three daughters, Natalie, 20, currently attending THE Ohio State University. Libby, 17, a senior at Mason, and Emily, 12, a 7th grade student at Mason Middle School. We reside in Mason.
MADE Chamber and community involvement:
Connections MADE Meet & Eat 2.2: Innovative Learning & The Workforce - Presenter
Attended numerous MADE Chamber events
Administrator in Mason City Schools for 15 years
Superintendent of Kings Local
Resident of Mason/Deerfield for 25 years
Volunteer youth sports coach- soccer, basketball, softball
Why is being part of the Mason Deerfield Chamber important to you/your organization?
The Mason Deerfield Chamber has been vital to the growth and success of the region. As a local school district, it is important to have a significant presence within the business community as we work collaboratively to create a desirable place to live, work, and learn. The chamber also provides access to opportunities for our students to experience "learning" in ways that prepares them for success in learning and life. We look forward to continue growing partnerships that benefit our students.
Fun facts about you/your business:
I come from a family of educators. My father, mother, aunt, sister, and wife were or are currently educators.
Like the emerald, businesses and organizations have many facets. Which facet is your strength and why?
My strength is creating strong relationships with students, staff and families through high levels of communication and collaboration. Relationships are so important to build trust, community support, and partnerships. I truly enjoy meeting people and leveraging relationships to move our strategic initiatives forward.
If your company culture, or personal persona, had to be summed up in five words or less, reflective of a gemstone, what would they be?
EPIC Culture - Empower, Personalize, Innovate, Collaborate