Greenon administrator selected as new Graham superintendent

The school board for Graham Local Schools has selected a Greenon administrator to become the district’s next superintendent.

Brad Silvus, current superintendent at Greenon Local Schools, was chosen and offered a five-year contract that was approved at a special board meeting on Wednesday night.

“The board chose Silvus for his breadth of educational knowledge and experience, ability to concisely articulate ideas, and confident yet humble demeanor,” according to a release from the board.

Silvus will bring decades of educational experience to his new position.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected as the next superintendent of Graham Local Schools,” Silvus said. “Graham has rich traditions and I look forward to the opportunity of working collaboratively with the students, staff and Graham community. My hope is to take an already great school district to even higher levels of excellence.”

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Silvus started as a math teacher with Harlan City Schools in Harlan, Kentucky, served as Curriculum Director at Preble County Educational Service Center and Fairborn City Schools, and also served as assistant principal and assistant superintendent at Clark-Shawnee Local Schools.

“Silvus currently leads the Greenon Local Schools as the Superintendent where he successfully worked to pass a Bond issue for new school construction, passed substitute levies for operational purposes, and enjoyed five years of successful leadership of students, staff and administration,” the board said in the release.

Silvus was one of three finalists, including Brooke Gessler, Director of Curriculum for Sidney City Schools and Scott Gephart, High School Principal for Spencerville Local Schools, according to Deb Campbell, search consultant for K12 Consulting, which helped with the search.

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“On behalf of the Graham Local Board of Education, I am excited to welcome Brad Silvus as the next Superintendent of Graham Local. In collaboration with the input we received from our community participants, teachers, staff, and Administrative team, we are confident that Brad’s passion for learning and his dedication to maximizing every student’s success will serve our district well,” said Graham Board of Education President Leslie Maurice.

Silvus will replace Interim Superintendent Matt Curtis who has been serving this school year, after former superintendent, Kirk Koennecke, left in July to become the Indian Hill Exempted School District in the Cincinnati suburbs.

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