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Fisk: 'I am no longer a candidate for the position in Claymont City Schools'

Cary Ashby • Jul 3, 2018 at 11:45 PM

George Fisk will remain in Norwalk City Schools.

The superintendent, who lives in Norwalk, came in second for the same position in Claymont City Schools.

“After an extremely thorough and in-depth search process, I am no longer a candidate for the position in Claymont City Schools as they have chosen the finalist with established roots in their community. While family remains very important to me, I am excited to remain in (the) NCSD and continue our push to be the district of choice in Huron County,” Fisk told the Reflector on Tuesday.

The other candidate for the Claymont superintendent’s job was Scott Golec, most recently the assistant principal in the Rolling Hills Local School District in Byesville. Last week, the Claymont school board narrowed the search from eight candidates to two — Golec and Fisk.

Claymont’s outgoing superintendent, John Rocchi, has taken a job at the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center.

Located in Dennison, the Claymont district is about 36 miles south of Canton in Tuscarawas County. 

Golec, who will start in Clayton about Aug. 1, has ties to that area. The Dennison resident is a graduate of Indian Hills Christian School. Golec earned a bachelor of science in education from Kent State University and a master’s of education in educational leadership from Salem University.

Fisk said he decided to apply for the Claymont job with his family in mind. He had a similar reason when he applied for the North Canton Schools superintendent position in 2016. Fisk was one of 15 people competing for the job, but didn’t get it.

At the time, Fisk told the Reflector he was interested in the position because it was an “opportunity to return home” and his daughter, who was 5 months old at the time, “only gets to see her grandmother once or twice a month.” Fisk is a 1992 Canton McKinley Senior High School graduate and McKinley is part of Canton City Schools.

Norwalk hired Fisk on a three-year contract in 2015. Then, in May 2017, the school board agreed to a five-year contract that runs through July 31, 2023.

“As a district we have come a long way over the past three years and I look forward to building upon this success with our amazing students, families and staff,” Fisk said Tuesday.

“From improving on 19 of 23 report card indicators last year, to preliminarily passing two additional indicators this year. Our entire staff has a laser focus on being the best and most innovative district in Huron County.”

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