Monroeville superintendent switches seats
Alissa Widman Neese
Apr 7, 2013 at 1:05 PM
The Clyde-Green Springs school board is set to hire David Stubblebine as its new superintendent.
Stubblebine, currently superintendent at Monroeville Schools, confirmed both sides have reached a tentative agreement when contacted Friday. The board is expected to approve his contract at 4:30 p.m. Monday at a special meeting.
Stubblebine will begin at Clyde-Green Springs Schools Aug. 1, when interim superintendent Laura Kagy resumes her role as assistant superintendent.
“It’s hard to put how I feel into words, because it’s hard to leave a place you love,” Stubblebine said. “But I’m looking forward to the new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
Among his preliminary goals at Clyde-Green Springs Schools:
* Stabilizing the district’s finances.
*Establishing new relationships within the district and the community.
* Continuing and enhancing academic success.
Clyde-Green Springs school board members did not return calls seeking comment Thursday or Friday.
The financially struggling district is in the midst of its fifth straight levy campaign after four unsuccessful attempts. A 5.25-mill emergency operating levy on the May ballot could generate $1.1 million per year if approved, reinstating programs like high school busing, field trips and elementary music programs, Kagy said in January.
Steve Reer, Monroeville school board vice president, said Stubblebine was very successful at balancing the district’s budget and was a “good choice” for Clyde-Green Springs Schools.
When Stubblebine announced his departure, board members “didn’t see it coming,” but they were supportive and understanding, Reer said.
“He passed a couple big levies and did an excellent job for us,” he said. “We hate to see him go, but we wish him all the luck in the world.”
Stubblebine has served as Monroeville Schools superintendent since August 2008. He was previously the district’s high school principal and also worked several years for Vermilion Schools.
Stubblebine and his wife live in Norwalk but plan to move to Clyde soon, he said.
Want to go?
WHAT: Clyde-Green Springs special school board meeting
WHERE: Clyde High School, 1015 Race Street, Clyde
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Monday
WHY: To hire a new superintendent
•Graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1994.
•Taught social studies at Vermilion High School from 1994-1999.
•Vermilion High School “most influential teacher” from 1996-1997
•Dean of students and guidance counselor at Vermilion High School from 1999-2000.
•Received master’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 2000.
•Assistant principal of Vermilion High School from 2000-2001.
•Principal of Monroeville Junior High and High School from 2001-2008.
•Received superintendent licensure from University of Findlay in 2005.
•Superintendent of Monroeville Schools from 2008-present.
Source: David Stubblebine