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Ashland City School District Announces New Superintendent Nomination

Steven Paramore, Superintendent Nominee of Ashland City Schools

Mansfield, OH (March 3, 2023) – Mid-Ohio ESC and Ashland City Schools Board of Education have completed the search process to select their new Superintendent. Pending Board approval, Mr. Steven Paramore will become the new Superintendent of Ashland City School District as of April 1, 2023. A special Board meeting will take place on Monday, March 13, 2023, at 5:30 PM at the Ashland City Schools Administrative Offices to approve Mr. Paramore's contract.

As a lifelong resident of Ashland, Steven Paramore proudly attended and graduated from Ashland City Schools and has been employed in many capacities at Ashland City Schools for the last 19 years. He has received a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida Southern College, a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and a Master's of Education in Educational Administration, both from Ashland University. His passion, service, and care for the students and staff of Ashland City Schools drives him to carry on the high-standard educational services and state-of-the-art facilities. Paramore is compelled to be the best servant leader for this school district and this great community. 

Steven Paramore is honored to receive the recommendation from the Ashland City Schools Board of Education to be their next Superintendent. He has an unmeasurable pride for Ashland City Schools, Arrow Nation, and the Great City of Ashland. Steven Paramore explains his gratitude, "This is a true blessing from God, and we honor him in all we do. I have been blessed to attend, graduate, teach, coach, and administrate as an employee of Ashland City Schools since 2004. My family and I are humbled and excited for the opportunity to continue to lead such a great staff, community, and over 3,200 students in this district." He plans to continue serving the staff, students, and families in the highest regard and looks forward to continued collaboration with countless stakeholders. 

Ashland City Schools has been and will continue to be a forerunner in teaching, technology, and safety. Paramore anticipates instilling distinct core values from top to bottom to create a culture that will shape the future not only of this community but wherever the students' path will lead. Steven Paramore continues, "My family and I would like to thank the Ashland City Board of Education, the staff of Ashland City Schools, the community, and those that have supported all of the above for countless years; and for the trust, they have put in me to lead alongside great individuals and the Arrow Team. I am excited about what lies ahead for the success of our students, our staff, our families, and our city. Our best days are ahead at Ashland City Schools. And as always, Go Arrows!!!!"

Board President, John Teevan, explains, "A dedicated and beloved educator, Mr. Paramore has successfully championed academic initiatives across all grades, established a culture of growth mindset, and increased communication among our students and staff. He's a leader who reflects the Ashland community's priorities and values we want to cherish and preserve." John Teevan continues by stating Paramore's credentials, qualifications, and character are already well-known and established in the community. He firmly believes that Mr. Paramore is the extraordinary leader the Ashland community was searching for. Paramore has the vision, energy, and strategic leadership experience necessary to move Ashland City Schools toward the highest aspirations and goals for the future.

Throughout the course of his tenure in Ashland City Schools, Mr. Paramore has demonstrated the courage and passion for investing in the next generation, engaging in challenging conversations, and making difficult decisions while simultaneously exuding the grace, warmth, and curiosity that is required to lead a school district with empathy and integrity. His experience and expertise, both in his scholarship and personal leadership, have shown his investment in the students and staff. 

Kevin D. Kimmel, Superintendent of Mid-Ohio ESC, stated, "Mid-Ohio ESC congratulates Mr. Paramore on being selected as the next leader for Ashland City School District. I commend the Ashland City Schools Board of Education for seeking feedback from their school community as to what qualifications and characteristics they wanted to see in their next Superintendent. This information served as a valuable asset as they went through the selection process. I would like to wish Mr. Paramore and the Ashland City School District the best of luck as they continue to provide top-quality education to the students and families in the Ashland community."

The Board of Education will vote to approve Mr. Steve Paramore at the next special board meeting on Monday, March 13, 2023. Pending Board approval, a reception date will be announced to celebrate Mr. Paramore with the entire Ashland community. 
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides specialized academic and support services to 11 school districts and over 18,000 students in Crawford, Morrow and Richland Counties. Client districts receive services from curriculum, gifted and special education consultants, speech pathologists, psychologists, special education teachers, occupational therapists and physical therapists. 

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