The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education has approved the hiring of two elementary school principals and three assistant principals for grades 7-12. All five administrators received two-year contracts. The action came during a special meeting Thursday afternoon at the Raemelton administration building.

Bethany A. Scott will be the new principal at Woodland Elementary School. She succeeds Kim Johnson, who resigned to take a position in another district.

Scott has been principal of the Constellation Schools’ Collinwood Village Academy, a K-6 school, since 2014. She was principal of Constellation Schools’ Mansfield Community Elementary and Middle School from 2005 to 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Grace College in Indiana and a master’s in educational leadership from Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.

“I am very excited to be here,” Scott told the board when she was introduced by Superintendent Brian Garverick. “I recently moved back into the area after living in Cleveland. I am looking forward to the new school year.”

Regina Sackman is the new principal of Springmill STEM Elementary. She replaces David Gilbert, who left to take a position in another district.

Sackman was a principal intern at Lexington’s Western Elementary School in 2016-17 and an ELL tutor in Lexington last year. She was an education field placement coordinator/supervisor at The Ohio State University-Mansfield from 2010 to 2016, a classroom teacher at Central School in Shelby 2006-2010 and a teacher at Madison’s Wooster Heights Elementary 1995-2006. Sackman received bachelor of education and master of arts degrees from The Ohio State University and completed education administrative licensure courses at Ashland University.

“I live here and have worked in Richland County all of my education career,” Sackman told the board. “I am very excited about working at a STEM school.”

Three educators were hired to serve as assistant principals for grades 7-12, although their specific grade level assignment has not been determined. The district plans to hire a campus principal for grades 7-12 and assign an assistant to each grade. Some assistant principal assignments may come from administrators already under contract. Thursday’s 7-12 assistant principal hires included Eric Butler, James Kim and Jessica Shaffner. None were present.

Butler comes to Mansfield from St. Gabriel School in Concord, Ohio, where he has taught seventh-grade world history and eighth-grade American history since 2012. He received a bachelor’s degree in integrated social studies/secondary education and a master’s in educational administration, both from Cleveland State University.

Kim has served as director of bands at Highland High School and Highland Middle School in Marengo, Ohio, since 2015. He received a bachelor of music from The Ohio State University and master of education-educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati.

Shaffner has been a seventh-grade science teacher in the Madison Local Schools since 2005, where she also taught ninth-grade honors science from 2005 to 2008. A member of the district leadership team, she has served as an interim principal as needed. Shaffner received a bachelor of science degree in middle school education and a bachelor of art in criminology, both from The Ohio State University. She earned a master of education from OSU and a master of education administration from Ashland University.

All five new administrators were hired on a 4-0 vote by board members Renda Cline, Chris Elswick, Sheryl Weber and Gary Feagin. Board president Judy Forney could not attend the meeting.

In the photo above: Bethany Scott, left, is the new principal of Woodland Elementary School, while Regina Sackman takes over as principal of Springmill STEM Elementary

Source, Photo: Mansfield City Schools

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