The Boardman Board of Education promoted two administrators during its regular meeting held on Monday night in the small auditorium of Center Middle School. In addition, eight teachers were granted continuing contracts.
Promoted to the post of Director of Operations for the Boardman Local School District was Tim Saxton, who has served as principal of Boardman High School for the past eleven years.
Promoted to the post of principal at Boardman High School was Jared Cardillo, who has served as assistant principal at the high school for the past decade.
Following his graduation from Grove City College, Saxton has been an educator for some 25 years.
He began his career at Bedford High School where he was a math teacher for eight years. In addition, while there he served as a football and track coach.
He left Bedford for a position with the Canfield Local School District where he was a high school math teacher for three years and served for three years as an assistant high school principal. While at Canfield, Saxton also served as a football and track coach.
He received his master’s degree from Westminster College and is a member of Boardman United Methodist Church, where he also serves on the board of the Vacation Bible School.
Saxton and his wife, Gina, are the parents of three daughters, Anna, a freshman at Boardman High School; and twins Ashley and Alicia, students at Center Middle School.
Cardillo graduated from Youngstown State University and earned a master’s degree from Ashland University.
He began his career in education serving one year at Champion High School as a social studies teacher and then moved to Boardman High School where he served for six years as a social studies teacher before being promoted to the post of assistant principal.
During his tenure at Boardman High School, he also served for two years as head basketball coach.
Cardillo is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
He and his wife, Gina, are the parents of two children, a daughter Franchesca is a freshman at Boardman High School; and a son, Luciano, who attends Center Middle School.
Saxton and Cardillo will begin their new duties on Aug. 1.
Granted tenure by the school board were the following:
Angela Brine, second grade teacher at West Blvd. Elementary; Carrie Davis, high school math teacher, Jamie Daggett, Center Middle resource room teacher; Courtney Lauderman, high school social studies teacher; Jessica Meli, Stadium Dr. Elementary second grade teacher; Allison Morgan, Center Middle science teacher; John Richey, high school science teacher; and Mark Zura, high school SLD resource room teacher.
Resignations were accepted from five high school teachers, including Barbara Berman and Joe Cleghorn, English instructors; Tom Shirilla, science instructor; and Dan Gorski and Ron Stoops, social studies instructors.
A parental leave of absence was granted to Gina Ries, Glenwood Middle science teacher, effective Apr. 8 through May 24.
Scott Alm was granted a limited one year contract as a district maintenance employee under the retire/rehire program, and Matt Brothers was hired as a school bus mechanic, replacing Clint Lepowsky.
The school board also accepted the resignation of Terri Centric from the cleaning staff due to retirement.