An assistant principal at Thomas Worthington High School last year will fill the newly created position of grades 7-12 principal at Mansfield Senior High and Mansfield Middle School.

Milton V. Folson, Ph.D. was appointed to the post Thursday evening on a 5-0 vote of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education.

“I am aware that there are challenges here. That’s one reason I applied for this job,” Folson said this week. “I have been through challenges before and I feel that I have been successful.”

Administration of Mansfield Senior High and Mansfield Middle School will be restructured for the coming school year. Folson will oversee the entire building while an assistant principal will be assigned to each grade.

The board also unanimously approved the return of Scott Musser to the role of Career Tech Education director, the position he was hired to fill a year ago. Musser had served as Senior High interim principal during much of the past year.

Folson said interaction with others is a key element of his approach to his work. “I will collaborate with teachers, all staff, students and parents to help students be college and career ready,” he before the board meeting. “And I will collaborate with students in ways that they see themselves contributing to their community and to society in general. I feel that I have a lot to offer the community and the community has a lot to offer me.”

Before working at Worthington last year Folson’s administrative experience included:

  • Principal of Mount Healthy Junior/Senior High School near Cincinnati 2015-2017
  • Middle school principal in the Groveport-Madison Local Schools 2013-2015
  • Middle school assistant principal in the Pickerington Local Schools 2011-2013
  • Middle school assistant principal in the Springfield City Schools 2010-2011

He began his career in education as an eighth-grade science teacher at Pickerington from 2007 to 2010. Folson received a bachelor degree in business administration from Franklin University in 2003 and a bachelor degree in education from Ohio University in 2007. In 2010 he earned a master of education in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati and a doctorate degree of education in leadership from Creighton University in 2013.

In the photo above, Folson is interviewed by local media after he was hired Thursday to serve as grades 7-12 principal.

Source, Photo: Mansfield City Schools

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