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The Clear Fork Valley Local Schools Board of Education voted at their meeting on Tuesday, April 16 to approve a contract with John Thomas to hire him as District Interim Superintendent, which will start August 1.

Thomas has been serving as the interim elementary principal in Lexington Local School District since December and has past interim superintendent experience at West Holmes Local School District and Mansfield City School District as well as superintendent experience at Delaware City Schools, Alliance City School District and Crestview Local School District. Thomas said, “I am pleased to have been selected by the Clear Fork Valley Board of Education, and I look forward to working with them during the next school year. I am also looking forward to working with the leadership team, teachers and staff and getting to know students, their parents and members of the Clear Fork Valley community.”

Board President Brian Johnson welcomed Mr. Thomas: “The Clear Fork Board of Education is excited to welcome John Thomas as the interim superintendent. Mr. Thomas has extensive experience in education and administration and will play a vital role in the near future to move Clear Fork Valley forward in continued success.”

Mid-Ohio ESC Superintendent Kevin D. Kimmel said Mid-Ohio ESC was glad to partner with the Clear Fork Valley Board of Education to find the best candidate. “I would like to commend the Clear Fork Valley Board of Education for making an excellent selection to lead the district for this interim period. John Thomas’s background and experience proved to be the difference in being selected from a strong field of candidates. MOESC appreciated the feedback from the school community and staff in this process, and we look forward to continuing to support the district in the transition.”

Source, Photo: MOESC

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