The new superintendent at Tecumseh Local Schools has worked in the district for 14 years, including serving six years as the district’s assistant superintendent.
Wednesday was Paula Crew’s first official day as the Tecumseh superintendent.
“I was humbled to be named superintendent,” Crew said. “This is truly an incredible district with top-notch personnel.”
Crew was the district’s special education and professional development director for 10 years before beginning her tenure as the assistant superintendent. During her time as an assistant, she served as an interim superintendent twice.
Most recently, she has served as interim superintendent since April when former superintendent Norm Glismann parted with the district.
Since taking over, Crew and the district have worked with the Clark County Commission and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office to start a pilot program to get school resource officers into local school buildings.
Crew has also readied the district to create its strategic plan. Residents of the district will have an opportunity to go online starting Aug. 13 and take a survey to tell district leaders what they feel should be the school’s goals moving forward, she said.
She said staying at Tecumseh was important to her for a number of reasons.
“Another reason I liked Tecumseh Local and wanted to stay here because I am actively involved in this community,” she said.
Crew is the president-elect of the New Carlisle Rotary and she is on the board of the New Carlisle Libary. She also has a child that attends Tecumseh schools.
Connecting with the community is important, she said.
“I am excited to help propel change for Tecumseh to continue to build a culture of trust with our community.”
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