New Superintendent Of Trimble Local Schools Expected To Be Named

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The principal of Miller High School is expected to be named as the new superintendent of Trimble Local Schools tonight.

Scott Christman was selected from a pool of 14 candidates to replace retiring Supt. Kim Jones. The Trimble Board of Education will likely make the hire official at tonight’s Board meeting in the library of Trimble High School at 7 p.m.

Christman is a 1981 graduate of Trimble High School. He earned the nod for the superintendent’s position over fellow finalists Curtis Clough, superintendent of Strasburg-Franklin Local Schools and Joe Hemsley, a principal in Jackson City Local Schools.

“I am looking forward to my role in the Trimble Local District. As a resident of Trimble Twp., I have enjoyed seeing some of the successes of the school,” Christman said in an email to The Messenger. “I hope to build on those successes and help make improvements where needed. The district is blessed with a hard working staff and it will be great to join them in leading the district to success in the future.”

“I think Scott’ll do an excellent job,” said Jones of Christman. “He has administrative experience at Miller that will serve him well in the district.”

Jones said she was impressed with the entire field of applicants for the position which was advertised in February with a cutoff date for applications for March 3. The Board had tonight in mind to have a new superintendent in place.

Jones told The Messenger that she feels as though she’s leaving the district in good hands with Christman and that he is “intelligent, thoughtful and will do a good job.”

According to Jones, negotiations were still taking place for the term and salary of Christman’s contract although that will likely be settled prior to the Board meeting.

Jones is set to retire after 32 years in education, all of which was spent at Trimble in some capacity. She said it was an honor for her to serve the district as superintendent.