Sponsor Staff

Sponsor Staff

Sponsor Staff & Governance:
The community school board of Zanesville City Schools is a governing authority consisting of six members who are charged with the responsibility of establishing policies and procedures for the operation and management of a new start-up or conversion community school and responsible for carrying out all of the provisions of a community school contract. Community school boards are public entities and subject to state sunshine laws.
 

Doug Baker, Superintendent of Zanesville City Schools, joined ZCS in 2015. He comes from New Philadelphia Schools, where he served as the Assistant Superintendent. He serves on the Board of Directors for Sponsored Community Schools. Duties include:
  • Oversight of all aspects of school operations and performance ensuring full compliance with state laws and all the requirements of the community school contract.
  • Hiring, evaluating and, if necessary, terminating school leaders responsible for school operations and performance.
Michelle JordanDirector of Exceptional Education, has been with Zanesville City Schools since 1992. She has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and elementary school principal. She serves on the Board of Directors for Sponsored Community Schools. Duties include:
  • Oversight of special education: academics, curriculum, testing and all compliance with state requirements in regards to student achievement governing authority/operator contract.
Kevin Appleman, Executive Director of Operations / Student Services, has been employed by Zanesville City Schools since 1993. He serves on the Board of Directors for Sponsored Community Schools. Duties include:
  • Oversight of all aspects of school operations and performance ensuring full compliance with state laws and all the requirements of the community school contract.
Steven Foreman, Assistant Superintendent, has been employed by Zanesville City Schools since 1996. . He serves on the Board of Directors for Sponsored Community Schools. Duties include:
  • Oversight of all aspects of school operations and performance ensuring full compliance with state laws and all the requirements of the community school contract.
  • Adoption of administrative policies and procedures, as required by state law (and others appropriate to each individual school).
  • Submission of Annual Reports summarizing school activities, progress in meeting goals, and performance standards, and financial status to sponsors and students’ parents/guardians – within four months of the end of each school year.
Chad Grandstaff, Zanesville High School Principal, has been with Zanesville City Schools since 2007. He has been a Special Education Intervention Specialist for more than 20 years, as well as head football coach for the last 15 years. He serves on the Board of Directors for Sponsored Community Schools. Duties include:
  • Oversight of regular education: academics, curriculum, testing and all compliance with state requirements in regards to student achievement governing authority/operator contract. 
Mike Young, Treasurer, joined Zanesville City Schools in 2014. He comes from the private sector where he worked as an auditor. He serves on the Board of Directors for Sponsored Community Schools. Duties include:
  • Fiscal management and accountability of public funds.
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