WCESC taps veteran Ohio educator as new superintendent

The Wood County Educational Service Center Governing Board voted unanimously today to extend a three-year superintendent’s contract to Mr. Mark North of Fairborn, Ohio, the board has announced.

North has been a special education teacher, assistant principal, principal, and assistant superintendent. He has served more than 20 years serving as a superintendent. He has experience in rural areas, suburban communities and city school districts.

North has earned numerous awards and recognition, the most recent being named the 2018 Outstanding Superintendent of the Ohio School Boards Association Southwest Conference.

In hiring him the governing board cited his collaborative style. “He believes that the Wood County Educational Service Center can further develop through participation, support and increased services for staff and students throughout Wood County.” In July, Mr. North will be moving to Wood County with his family. He plans on meeting as many people as soon as possible who can create more opportunities and better programming for students throughout Wood County and beyond.

Ohio has 52 Educational Service Centers. They are dedicated to providing school districts with professional development, technology, support, planning, and administrative services that help improve student learning, enhance the quality of instruction and maximize operating and fiscal efficiencies. The WCESC is governed by a publicly-elected board of education.