Bucyrus board approves new administrative staff

The Bucyrus City School District Board of Education made two important personnel decisions during a special meeting at the Lincoln Administrative Center Monday, June 3.

The board approved a three-year contract for Kimberly Radulovich as the new Bucyrus Secondary School Principal starting August 1. She joins the Redmen family after serving as High School Principal at Fredricktown since 2017.

“I am excited to have Kim join the Bucyrus administrative team,” Superintendent Matt Chrispin said. “She has a proven track record of making improvements in student achievement, and I believe she will be able to help our Secondary School students and staff move forward in a positive direction.”

Radulovich earned the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Bowling Green State University and the Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to her position at Fredricktown, she served as Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and High School Principal during a four-year tenure at Amanda-Clearcreek Middle & High School.

“I’m excited to get to know the community, the staff, students and the parents,” Radulovich said. “I’m looking forward to working in a positive school district and move our students forward in a positive direction!”

The board approved a one-year contract to employ Dr. Karen Hall as Special Education Coordinator and Director of Student Services effective August 1. Dr. Hall previously served as Director of Student Services in the Springfield City School District and Federal Grant Coordinator and Director of Student Services with the Big Walnut Local School District.

“We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to bring Dr. Hall to Bucyrus to oversee our Special Education program,” Chrispin said. “The Bucyrus City School District is dedicated to providing a high-quality education for all Bucyrus students, including those students who require additional services to reach their greatest academic potential and Dr. Hall is the right person to lead those efforts.”

Dr. Hall earned the Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University and her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University. She also completed the Superintendent and Educational Administration Certificate Program at Ashland University.

“My main focus will be on students with disabilities and gifted students,” Dr. Hall said. “I am looking forward to working in a school system that is embraced by the community and is dedicated to excellence and individual opportunities for every student.”

The board approved the retirement of Rick Rawson as Athletics/Activities/Transportation Director effective August 1. Mr. Rawson began his career as a High School Math teacher in 1987 and served as the Department Head for Mathematics at Bucyrus Secondary School. He was on the football coaching staff for more than 15 years and served in his present position since 2014.

“It’s a challenge to replace 32 years of educational leadership,” Chrispin said. “Mr. Rawson has served in many roles during his tenure at Bucyrus and we appreciate his dedicated service to the education of Bucyrus children for more than three decades.”

The next regular meeting of the Bucyrus City School District Board of Education will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Administrative Center Thursday, June 27, 2019.