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By Mount Vernon News
June 26, 2013 12:10 pm EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — Meeting in special session Monday, the Fredericktown Board of Education voted to employ Matthew Chrispin as superintendent effective Aug. 1. Chrispin is currently the principal at Marysville Exempted Village High School and has a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Ashland University.


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Board president Jim Blanchard said both finalists were qualified, but Chrispin’s overall personality and enthusiasm appears to be a very good fit with Fredericktown. “He seems very eager to jump in and continue to help improve Fredericktown schools,” he said.

Treasurer Pat Miller said on Tuesday the board then moved into recess to welcome Chrispin with a reception before conducting the other business of the evening.

Regarding personnel, the board “tweaked” the contracts with staff to clarify reduction in force procedures as related to changes in state requirements for teacher evaluations and with regard to the not-yet-required third-grade reading endorsement. It employed Ashley Overholt as an elementary teacher and approved position descriptions for assistant principal/athletic director and special education/testing coordinator. Miller said those are not new positions, although the AD position is currently vacant; the revisions were made to more accurately reflect the job duties already performed by the individuals involved. Jennifer Kline, guidance, has been serving as the special education/testing coordinator.

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