By John Goodwin
Members of the Campbell Board of Education have selected a Damascus principal to lead the district after this school year.
In a meeting Saturday, board members chose Matthew L. Bowen of Canfield, a Damascus Elementary School principal, as the new superintendant of schools. Bowen was awarded a three-year contract effective Aug. 1.
Thomas D. Robey, Campbell’s current superintendent, is scheduled to retire at the end of the school year.
The board, shortly after Robey announced his retirement in September, began working from a lengthy list of candidates in searching for his replacement.
The board reduced the list from 10 candidates to three during a special meeting in February. On that list were Bowen; Timothy S. Filipovich, Mahoning County Educational Services Center instructional consultant; and Gregory E. Pollock, director of business affairs at Aurora City Schools.
According to Bowen’s resume, he has been principal at Damascus Elementary School since 2008 and an adjunct course facilitator at Walsh University since 2011.
Bowen also has been employed as a high-school alternate principal, a middle- school associate principal and an elementary-school associate principal, all with Struthers City Schools, between 2006 and 2008.
Bowen is a graduate of Youngstown State University and Ashland University.