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Joseph Knoll to be named Canfield superintendent

Joe Knoll

CANFIELD – A new superintendent for the Canfield Local School District has been named.

Joseph Knoll, a superintendent for the Marlington school district in Stark County, was announced as the new administrative leader Friday afternoon by press release.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next superintendent of Canfield Local Schools,” Knoll said. “Canfield has a rich tradition of academic excellence. I am looking forward to working with the Board of Education, administration, teachers, staff, and students in furthering student performance at all levels.”

Tim Myers and Timothy E. Saxton, superintendents at Van Buren and West Branch schools, respectively, were also finalists for the position.

Knoll is succeeding John Tullio, interim superintendent.

A three-year contract was offered to Knoll, and is expected to be approved at the Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“We chose Knoll for his extensive educational administrative experience, his commitment to innovation, and his outstanding skills in communication and relationship building,” said Dave Wilkeson, board president.

During a forum streamed live earlier this month, Knoll said he supports technology and focuses on strong communication between faculty, students, parents and the community.

Candidates vying for the position were interviewed by a 15-member stakeholder group, while board members conducted two rounds of interviews with final candidates.

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