Galion names new superintendent


The Galion City School District has selected a new leader.

James Grubbs Jr. was unanimously approved as the district’s new Superintendent during the regular Board of Education meeting Thursday night.

His salary wasn’t immediately available.

Grubbs, who comes to Galion from Pioneer Career and Technology Center, brings more than 25 years of teaching and administrative experience to the district. He most recently served as the Director of Business Affairs at Pioneer.

Grubbs replaces Mark Stefanik, who resigned to take a similar role in North Carolina.

“We could not be happier to welcome Grubbs as the new Superintendent of our district,” Board of Education President Jennifer Kuns said. “He has successful experience in all facets of education, and we look forward to him leading the Galion City School District.”

“This district has many positive things happening, and I can not wait to get to work to help Galion continue providing its students one of the best educational experiences in Crawford County and the north central Ohio region,” Grubbs said.

He will begin his duties on Oct. 1.

“The first thing I will do is pass the (renewal levy on November’s ballot),” Grubbs said. “The second, I want to get to know the staff. For a new leader to be successful he needs to get to know the staff and for them to get to know me. Then the business aspects starts, they have some initiatives already in place and we need to build on those. Ultimately, my goal is to make Galion the best school district in Crawford County.”

Grubbs is a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School, earned his Bachelors of Science from The Ohio State University and his Masters of Educational Administration from Ashland University. He has served as an instructor at North Central State College and as a teacher and Assistant Principal in Mansfield City Schools.

James Grubbs Jr.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_jimgrubbs4.jpgJames Grubbs Jr.

Outgoing Galion Superintendent Mark Stefanik talks with new Galion Superintendent James Grubbs Jr. and Galion City Schools Board of Education President Jennifer Kuns Thursday night during a Board of Education meeting.
http://galioninquirer.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_NEW-SUP1.jpgOutgoing Galion Superintendent Mark Stefanik talks with new Galion Superintendent James Grubbs Jr. and Galion City Schools Board of Education President Jennifer Kuns Thursday night during a Board of Education meeting.

By Deborah Elaine Evans

Galion Inquirer

 

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