The Lowellville Board of Education approved a contract with Mrs. Christine Sawicki to serve as the district’s new superintendent at its meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.
In March, the Board completed interviews and selected Sawicki as their preferred candidate for the position.
“We had 18 highly qualified candidates for the position,” explains Stephanie Yon, President of the Lowellville Board of Education. “Throughout the process, including multiple interviews, Christine stood out amongst the candidates because of her experience and background coupled with her unique understanding of our school system.”
“Christine is well-respected in the area and was very highly recommended for this position,” says Yon. “We are very excited to welcome her back to Lowellville. Her passion and willingness to collaborate with the Board, the entire district, and community gives us confidence in the future of our district moving forward.”
Sawicki brings more than two decades of experience in education to the role. She began as a teacher and moved into an instructional consultant role prior to serving Lowellville as Assistant Principal and Principal between 2014 and 2017. In the past five years, she has taken on leadership roles at Youngstown City Schools, including Chief of Teaching & Learning, Interim Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Academic Officer.
“I want to thank the Board members for placing their confidence in me,” says Sawicki. “I am eager to begin serving in my new role and am thankful that my educational journey has brought me back to Lowellville. I look forward to reconnecting and building new relationships with all of those invested in the Lowellville community.”
On Tuesday, the Board approved a three year contract for Sawicki. She will begin August 1, 2022.
“I plan to hold many listening and learning tours in the coming months in order to hear the voices of our students, staff, families, and community,” says Sawicki. “Decisions will be made with the best interest of the students in mind, using fiscally sound practices, and ensuring our school provides a safe and welcoming environment.”