Michael Gallina, superintendent of North Canton City Schools, announced to his staff today that he'll leave the field of education and take a position with AultCare Health Network.
North Canton City Schools Board of Education members had agreed in October 2011 to . The contract would have been effective Aug. 1, 2012, though July 31, 2017.
Below is the email sent to staff.
Good morning to all! I hope that each of you had a wonderful spring break and have been able to settle back into school routines for the final "quarter" of the year! It is amazing to think that we have just over 40 days left in our school year!
I am sending this e-mail with a large set of "mixed emotions". An opportunity has presented itself over the past few days. After MUCH deliberation at home (and without much sleep), I have decided to accept this new opportunity. I have accepted an offer to become the new Director of Outreach and Organizational Development with the AultCare Health Network. I will be retiring from education and moving into the private sector. My final day of work here in North Canton will be June 30. I will begin my work with AultCare in August.
A special Board of Education Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 AM in the District Office.The reason for this special meeting is to accept my resignation for the purpose of retirement AND to allow our Board to have as much time as possible to process the upcoming vacancy. As you receive this e-mail, I will have notified our administrative team and central office personnel, as well as Todd Alkire and Tracie Heckaman.
As I will share in the upcoming days, it has been a tremendous honor to have humbly served WITH all of you in our wonderful school district. NC is a VERY special place and it is because of all of you, our students, our families, our administrative team and board, and our community in general that has allowed us to be considered one of the best districts in the area, state, and nation! As I reflect upon all of this, I become very emotional, given my relationship with all of you. I have been blessed beyond measure because of my friendships and relationships with all of you! Simply put, you are the BEST!
With care --
Check back with North Canton Patch for more information about Gallina's move.