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Kelsey Webb 

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center hires Dr. Rick Smith as next superintendent

Dr. Rick Smith was hired to be the next superintendent at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center during a special Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening.

The Ohio Hi-Point Career Center Board of Education took action last night at a special meeting to employ Dr. Richard Smith as superintendent of schools, effective August 1.  Dr. Smith, who was awarded a three-year contract, is currently superintendent of schools at North Union Local School District in Union County. He will replace Dr. Jeff Price, who is retiring July 31.

The Board of Education began its superintendent search on Nov. 19, 2014. The Board received assistance in the process from K-12 Business Consulting. After developing a superintendent profile based on information provided by parents, teachers, administrators, support staff, local superintendents of school districts that serve Ohio Hi-Point, area government officials, and business professionals, the Board reviewed the credentials of 20 highly qualified individuals. Interviews with seven candidates were conducted on February 16 and February 18.

“Dr. Smith’s track record in supporting high student achievement and his overall experience as a teacher and administrator made him a strong candidate from the beginning,” said Anne Reames, Board President “We believe he has the expertise to work with the Board, the staff, and the career center community to establish an exemplary vision and direction for the future.”

Dr. Smith has served as superintendent at North Union since 2006. Between 2001 and 2006, Dr. Smith was an elementary principal in the Ashland City School District. He was an assistant principal in the Mansfield City School District in Richland County from 2000 to 2001 as well as a teacher in the same district from 1996 to 2000 while serving as an assistant varsity basketball coach.

Dr. Smith has been active with the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) for many years, serving on the BASA Report Card and State Department Committee and the Exceptional Children Committee. He also served as a mentor for new superintendents, and he gave a presentation at the 2010 BASA Annual Conference on the state’s new superintendent evaluation instrument.

Dr. Smith received his bachelor’s degree in education from Charleston Southern University in 1996, his master’s degree in educational administration from Ashland University in 2000, and his doctorate in educational administration in 2012 from Ashland University. Dr. Smith also served in the U.S. Air Force for eight and one-half years after graduating from high school.

Dr. Smith is the seventh superintendent at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center since the career center opened in 1974.

Anne Reames, Board President, stands with Ohio Hi-Point's next superintendent, Dr. Rick Smith.


Contracts were signed at last night's special board meeting to hire Dr. Rick Smith as the next superintendent.





Kelsey Webb 

Ohio Hi-Point welcomes Board member, approves hire

Tadd Turner, Waynesfield-Goshen

New Board member, Tad Turner of Waynesfield-Goshen, was welcomed to the Ohio Hi-Point Board of Education during Wednesday evening’s meeting.

While this is Tadd’s first year with Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, he has served on the Waynesfield-Goshen High School Board of Education for the last 10 years. Tadd is a small business owner in agriculture. 

Tadd is one of two new members coming to the Board; Marysville has not yet selected a representative. 

During the meeting, the Board approved Stacy Colwell as Ohio Hi-Point’s Accounts Payable/Receivable Specialist, effective January 20, 2014. She has been with Hi-Point for six years, most recently serving as Ohio Hi-Point Adult Education’s Admissions Coordinator. 

Colwell is taking over for Sheryl Losh, who it retiring after 25 years of service to the career center in April.  

The Board approved a resolution to waive the laptop computer sale fee for students who are program completers and who have either attained an accumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, or have perfect attendance for one entire school year.

Anne Reames (Bellefontaine), and Bill Ramsey (Benjamin Logan), were voted unanimously to serve as Board President and Vice President, respectively, for 2014. This will be their seventh consecutive term in these roles.  

Warren Stevens (Urbana) was voted unanimously to serve as Legislative Liaison for a three-year term. 

In other Board action: 

·       Heard the legislative report from Warren Stevens (Urbana)

·       Approved the report of the Treasurer including the December 2013 Financial statement; interest and investments; and appropriation modifications, transfers and advances

·       Authorized renewal of Ohio Hi-Point’s Ohio School Boards Association Annual Membership

·       Approved employment of Tim Sutton (Russells Point) as a substitute teacher effective January 16, 2014

·       Approved the attendance of Dawn Wallace (Graham Ag Instructor) to chaperone students competing at the National Soils Contest in Oklahoma City, OK in April 

The next Board of Education meeting is Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Sloan Inn at Ohio Hi-Point Career Center.

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