Mansfield Names Stan Jefferson As District Superintendent

  • 5/28/2019 6:58:48 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - After nearly a month of searching for a superintendent for the Mansfield City School District, the Mansfield Board of Education held an open forum to hear public opinion on who would make a good fit for the school district. On Tuesday, the Board officially named the new Superintendent of Mansfield City Schools in a short meeting that saw everyone in attendence clapping in approval.

"We have a resolution this night to hire a new Superintendent for the Mansfield City Schools," said Renda Cline, Board of Education President. "I'd like to move that we approve the employment of Stan Jefferson to serve as Superintendent of Mansfield City Schools, effective August 1st, 2019."

Jefferson, a Mansfield native, began his 43-year-long career at Mansfield City Schools as a social studies teacher and a coach, before serving as the Assistant Principal and later the Principal at Mansfield High School. Jefferson also served as the Director of Player Development for the Ohio State University before moving back home to continue shaping the lives of young people in Mansfield.

Jefferson was unable to attend the Tuesday night meeting, but was quoted in a statement, saying:

"Mansfield City Schools is such an amazing place with so many wonderful opportunities for students, staff, and residents. I look forward to honoring our great traditions as we continue to help students grow."

Board President Renda Cline also made a statement, saying that the district is "excited to hire such a talented educational leader who is so familiar with (the) community."

"Given his familiarity with our district, the transition will be smooth for students, staff, and community," Cline said. "He will be able to continue moving our district forward without delay, which is what our students need and our community deserves."

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