FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Board of Education has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to two — Matthew Chrispin and Scott Hartley.
Chrispin has been the principal at Marysville Exempted Village High School since 2007. He previously served there as assistant principal and before that taught social studies and coached for Worthington City Schools. Chrispin holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Ashland University where he also earned a Master’s in Education degree. His undergraduate work in history was completed at Ohio Dominican University.
Asked what attracted him to Fredericktown, Chrispin told the News, “I know it’s a great school district. I had a chance to visit there for the very first time seven years ago when I was taking one of my doctoral courses about facilities and facilities management. Whoa! They took us out to Fredericktown, and I had never heard of it.
“We saw a beautiful facility and there’s data to support that the kids are learning and that kind of thing. It’s just a wonderful little community that‘s very proud of its school and who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”
The fact that Fredericktown is the home of the FFA jacket was another plus for Chrispin. “My oldest son is an American degree holder. ... I get what the jacket means.”
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