Michael Hartenstein, chief operating officer at Parma City Schools, is expected to be the next superintendent of North Canton City Schools, replacing Michael Gallina.
The North Canton Board of Education expects to employ Michael Hartenstein as the new superintendent at a special board meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Hartenstein has an extensive background in education management, technology, information systems and business operations, according to a news release issued by the school board today. Before joining the Parma Schools, he worked for the Ohio Department of Education, IBM and Butler County Schools in Hamilton, Ohio.
Hartenstein indicated the new provides an opportunity for collaboration within the buildings and more efficient use of professional development. He believes leveraging this model will afford North Canton students new and unique educational options.
Board President Dr. Nancy Marion said the Board is excited to employ Hartenstein as Superintendent.
“Michael will be an excellent addition to the North Canton community," she said in the news release. "I am sure he will be successful in leading the schools in the next few years and maintaining the tradition of excellence in education we expect for our children.”
Hartenstein, an avid outdoor person who enjoys hiking, biking, running and swimming, plans on being highly visible and involved in the community. He is eager to begin his tenure in North Canton.