“I’m excited to build on EHOVE’s solid foundation of being student-centered, connected to the needs of the workforce and (being) vital to the local economy and community,” McCully said. “I’m not looking to change what’s already working. Instead, I hope to bring something new as an addition to the school’s growth.”
When McCully starts Aug. 1, he will become the fifth superintendent in the 51-year history of EHOVE.
“In Chris McCully, the board has found the perfect replacement for our superintendent, Sharon Mastroianni,” said Paul Lockwood, board of education president. “Chris brings a vast background of hands-on career technical experience. We look forward to his leadership and direction as EHOVE begins its next 50 years of service to the community and its schools.”
In the fall, current Superintendent Sharon Mastroianni announced her retirement after nearly 13 years on the job. Her retirement is effective at the conclusion of the current school year.
The Monroeville resident and graduate has served EHOVE for 34 years. Mastroianni started as a special education supervisor in 1985 and held a variety of administrative positions in the high school and adult education programs until being selected as the superintendent in 2006.
McCully has a professional background with a broad range of experience in career tech and kindergarten through 12th-grade education, which has provided him a solid understanding of students and their environments.
Prior to becoming the assistant superintendent at Polaris Career Center in 2007, McCully was an associate principal at Strongsville High School and elementary principal at Surrarrer and Wilcox elementary schools. He also was a student coordinator, coach and math, science and language arts teacher at Morton Middle School.
McCully led the design and development phase of a $54 million renovation at Polaris in Middleburg Heights. He will manage the oversight of the EHOVE facilities project already in progress. The school has started a $13 million project to renovate and expand the culinary arts, public safety, education and media center areas — projects all necessary for EHOVE students to have access to relevant skills and equipment in their career fields.
Since 2006, enrollment at EHOVE has grown 35 percent in the high school and 122 percent in adult education.
McCully earned a bachelor of science in education from Bowling Green State University and a master’s of science in education from the University of Dayton. He holds professional licenses of superintendent, elementary principal, secondary principal and elementary (grades one through eight) teacher.
He is a member of the Association for Career Technical Education, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Buckeye Association of School Administrators and Ohio School Boards Association. McCully is a former member of the Kiwanis and Rotary International clubs.
Married to Megan, an art teacher, since 2007, they have three children. McCully’s 26-year-old stepson, Josh, works in the food industry. A daughter, Cora, is a University of Cincinnati sophomore majoring in medical sciences, and their son Collin is a high school sophomore.
North Point Educational Service Center conducted the search for a new superintendent after Mastroianni announced her retirement.
McCully’s two-year contract with EHOVE includes an annual salary of $129,000.