Board of Ed hires new Director of Student Services
July 2, 2019


On June 27, the Boardman Board of Education filled the position of Director of Student Services. The board hired Katie Fallo after saying farewell to Mark Zura.

Zura resigned his position effective June 30. Board President Jeff Barone spoke highly of Zura and thanked him for serving the district well during his time in office.

After an executive session, the board went on to hire Katie Fallo to step into the role. Her contract was set for three years beginning July 1.

Fallo comes from Niles and has served as Warren City School District Supervisor of Special Education. She has also served as an intervention specialist in Waren City Schools and Trumbull County's Education Service Center, pulling together 15 years' experience in special education."

Fallo earned her Bachelor's degree in Communications at the University of Cincinnati, and a Masters in Special Education from Youngstown State. She also holds an Administrative Certificate from Kent State and a Doctorate from YSU.

"Katie is a passionate, energetic and intelligent educator," said Superintendent Tim Saxton. "We are excited for her to continue on the path Mark Zura set, to foster the exemplary services our teachers, aides and staff provide."

"Boardman has always been a district that I have admired due to its strong schools and amazing sense of community," said Fallo. "I look forward to my role in continuing the Spartan tradition of excellence."

Fallo got to see Market Street School during the meeting as the board decided to hold the June meeting in the school prior to its closing, which took place on Saturday.

Regarding personnel, Saxton said he had some good news.

"We were able to move people around due to the Market Street closing," he said. "Only two staff members will be on the recall list."

Another area Saxton said has benefitted by the Market Street closing is the area of capital improvements.

"The cost savings associated with closing Market Street School will put capital improvement funds back in the pot," Saxton said.

He said Glenwood needs a roof and the diverted funds can help.

Another area being looked at for saving the district money is the replacement of the gymnasium lighting with LED (light emitting diodes) which help reduce electricity usage.

Saxton also reported the classrooms at Center are complete and ready for students. The board offices were moved to the high school.


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