Greenon to welcome Misenko as new junior high principal


Veteran educator chosen for role brings more than 40 years of experience in the field.

Greenon schools will welcome a new junior high school principal in the fall, according to a release from the district.

Thomas Misenko, who brings over 40 years of education experience, will start his new role in the fall leading seventh and eighth grade.

“Mr. Misenko is a veteran educator with proven experience in creating excellent junior high experiences by fostering a school culture that empowers staff and motivates students,” said Superintendent Darrin Knapke. “We are excited to welcome a dynamic and innovative leader who is passionate about working with junior high students and committed to positive student outcomes.”

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The school board approved the recommendation at the July 9 meeting to hire Misenko, the release stated.

Misenko was selected by a hiring committee that included administrators, teachers and staff for the position. He will fill the position vacated by Adam Billet, who accepted a position in another district.

“I am eager to offer the students, staff, and community of Greenon Schools the passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence that are at the heart of everything I do,” Misenko said. “It is an honor to serve as a leader in education, an advocate for student success, and as an innovator in a positive school climate.”

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Misenko began his career as a science teacher at Tipp City and Clinton-Massie schools. He was an athletic director at Valley View Schools in 1993 and became assistant principal in 1997 before retiring in 2013. In 2015, he returned to the district as assistant principal and became principal in 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education from Wright State University and is a certified principal and assistant superintendent in Ohio, the release stated.

The new Greenon K-12 school will open in the fall at the northeast corner of Rebert Pike and Enon-Xenia Road.