Greenon Board Selects Darrin Knapke as Next Superintendent

Greenon Board Selects Darrin Knapke as Next Superintendent
Posted on 05/28/2020
Mr. Knapke is currently the Assistant Superintendent at Greenon Schools and has worked in the district since 2011.The Greenon Local School District Board of Education voted unanimously on Thursday, May 28, 2020, to hire Darrin Knapke as the district’s next superintendent.
Mr. Knapke is currently the Assistant Superintendent and Director of Special Education for Greenon Schools.
“Mr. Knapke’s leadership experiences and passion for education make him an ideal choice for our next superintendent,” said Mr. Dennis Henry, Board President. “Combined with his familiarity with Greenon Schools and involvement in our current construction project, he is prepared to step seamlessly into his new role and continue our path to a bright future for our students, staff, families, and community.”
Mr. Knapke has worked at Greenon since 2011, first as a principal and later as an administrator supervising special education and overseeing curriculum and instruction, testing, federal Title programs, and more.
“It is an honor to be selected as the next superintendent of Greenon Schools and to continue to work collaboratively with our students, staff, and community,” said Mr. Knapke. “I am committed to continuing to build on everything we value about Greenon Schools to provide outstanding educational experiences for all of our students.”
Prior to joining Greenon, he worked as an elementary school teacher at Fairborn Primary School for six years.
Mr. Knapke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. He and his wife, Julie, live in Tipp City with their three children.
Mr. Knapke will fill the position of Superintendent Brad Silvus, who has accepted the job of Superintendent at Graham Schools after five years at Greenon Schools. His tenure as superintendent will begin August 1, 2020, and he will work with Mr. Silvus this summer to transition into his new role.
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