Lowellville School Board Names Sawicki Superintendent

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – The Lowellville Board of Education this week approved a contract with Christine Sawicki to serve as the district’s new superintendent. In March, the board completed interviews and selected Sawicki as their preferred candidate for the position.

“We had 18 highly qualified candidates for the position,” says Stephanie Yon, board president. “Throughout the process, including multiple interviews, Christine stood out among the candidates because of her experience and background coupled with her unique understanding of our school system.”

Sawicki brings more than two decades of experience in education. She began as a teacher and moved into an instructional consultant role before serving Lowellville as assistant principal and principal from 2014 to 2017. In the past five years, she has taken on leadership roles at Youngstown City Schools, including interim CEO and chief academic officer.

“I want to thank the board members for placing their confidence in me. I am eager to begin serving in my new role and am thankful that my educational journey has brought me back to Lowellville,” says Sawicki.

“I plan to hold many listening and learning tours in the coming months in order to hear the voices of our students, staff, families, and community. Decisions will be made with the best interest of the students in mind, using fiscally sound practices, and ensuring our school provides a safe and welcoming environment,” she says.

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