MCCTC Superintendent Zehentbauer Earns Two Awards

CANFIELD, Ohio – John Zehentbauer, superintendent of the Mahoning County Career & Technical Center, is the recipient of the HSTW (High Schools That Work) Career Technical Education Leadership Award.

He is one of five honorees. Leaders were nominated by district or school leaders for their accomplishments in implementing the High Schools That Work school improvement design.

Zehentbauer also is one of two recipients of the 2022 Burkholder Scholarship Award. The $2,000 award may be used to attend the national Making Schools Work Conference in Texas, the Ohio School Improvement Institute in Columbus or to attend a professional learning workshop or conference. He was nominated by Mara Banfield, superintendent of the Valley STEM +ME2 Academy and MCCTC career tech director.

”Mr. Zehentbauer has led our school in implementing the academy model, which has provided increased opportunities for our students to earn credentials. Our graduation rate has increased to above 99% percent in the last four years, as well as our report card indicators. We place 95% of students in college, the military or the workforce,” says Banfield.

Zehentbauer credits the leadership of the Ohio HSTW network for contributing to the success of MCCTC and Valley STEM +ME2. “Along with that, the support and leadership from my administration has been second to none,” he says. “I am truly blessed to have them leading our team.”

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