Fender named Kenston Intermediate Principal
The Board of Education is pleased to announce Adam Fender as Principal of Kenston Intermediate School. He replaces Jack DiCello who is leaving education to work in the private sector. Mr. Fender began his teaching career at Euclid Central Middle School as a science teacher. As a teacher, he served as a team leader, science curriculum coordinator and varsity baseball coach. In 2007, Mr. Fender became the Assistant Principal at Euclid Central Middle School and District Science Curriculum Director. Before coming to Kenston, he was the Principal at Memorial Park Elementary School at K-5 building in Euclid. In 2011, he was hired as Assistant Principal at Kenston Middle School. Mr. Fender will begin his new assignment on August 1.  
Creating Exceptional Character featured on Fox8
2014 Grad Abby Hamilton and Ms. Amanda Englehart talked about the Creating Exceptional Character progam at Kenston High School.  They will also be presenting at the upcoming Milestone Autism Conference. View Broadcast
 
Santilli named Superintendent
The Board of Education is pleased to announce Nancy Santilli as Superintendent. She replaces Dr. Robert A. Lee, Ph.D., who will retire after 24 years in the district.

Mrs. Santilli began her teaching career at Mentor Memorial Junior High School teaching art from 1987 to 1998. She first came to Kenston in 1998 as assistant principal. She then returned to Mentor as principal from 2002 to 2004. She served as principal at Maple Heights before returning to Kenston in 2007 as principal of the high school. She has served as Assistant Superintendent since 2011.

She will begin her new duties on August 1.  

Poe named Assistant Superintendent
The Board of Education is pleased to announce Kathleen Poe as Assistant Superintendent. She replaces Nancy Santilli who was named Superintendent. Mrs. Poe began her teaching career at Metzenbaum Center where she was promoted to School Age Supervisor and then Director of Children’s Services. In 2001, Mrs. Poe was hired at Kenston as the K-5 Special Education Supervisor. She served in that capacity until she became Assistant Principal at Timmons Elementary School. In 2008, Mrs. Poe was named Timmons Elementary School Principal. She has also served as the Gifted Coordinator for the district. Mrs. Poe will begin her new assignment on August 1.  
US News and World Report - 2014 Best High School rankings
Kenston High School was ranked 38th among 832 school in Ohio.  Nationally, it ranked 857th out of more the 19,000 eligible schools.  The high school also received silver medal status, an honor bestowed to only 8.6 percent of schools nationally. 
Geauga Bar Association Essay
Junior Hannah Cubberley won 1st place runner up honors in the Geauga County Bar Association essay contest on Why Every Vote Matters. 
Best Musical goes to...
Kenston’s Center Stage was honored by the Geauga Council for Arts and Culture at the 12th annual Ovation Awards for area high school musicals. The format for this year is different from years past. Rather than focus on competition between area schools where the programs are widely disparate in budget, facilities, and available students, the program this year focused on honoring “the best” in each school’s production. Area directors agreed to see two other school’s shows and recognized the best elements in acting, music, technical theater, and a category of their choosing.

Guys and Dolls was honored with Jacob Enders as Outstanding Male Vocals. An Outstanding Music Award went to the pit orchestra. Ben Poe was recognized for Outstanding Lead Actor with Clarie Abourjeily as Outstanding Lead Actress.
 
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