Updated Wed, Aug 17, 2011 12:02 pm
Gallipolis City Schools has a new superintendent.
District Director of Communications Jim Craft says Roger Mace has accepted the position and will be officially hired at tonight's school board meeting.
"He will be in and out of the district and will tentatively start September 12. He still has his duties to fulfill at Bloom Carroll Local Schools," said Craft.
Mace has been superintendent at Bloom Carroll in Fairfield County since 2007.
He's replacing Jack Payton who retired after 36 years with Gallipolis Schools.
"The search for superintendent has been going on since Mr. Payton's resignation which was given on May 18," said Craft.
Mace graduated from Ohio University and began his teaching career in the Logan-Hocking School District.
He later served as the assistant high school principal and athletic director at Belpre High School.
Craft said the district is excited that Mace has accepted the position.
"We look forward to working for and working with Roger Mace," said Craft.
A letter introducing himself to the people of the district appears on the Gallipolis City School District website.