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Canfield Local School District Selects New Superintendent



The Canfield Local School Board of Education has selected Joe Knoll to lead the district as its next superintendent. “We chose Knoll for his extensive educational administrative experience, his commitment to innovation, and his outstanding skills in communication and relationship building,” said Dave Wilkeson, Board President.

Over the past eight years, Knoll has served as the Marlington Local School District as Superintendent. During his tenure, he implemented a 1:1 technology plan for all students, created the Dukes Digital Academy, implemented STEM programming throughout the school district, and developed an Engineering Fabrication lab.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next superintendent of Canfield Local Schools,” Knoll said. “Canfield has a rich tradition of academic excellence. I am looking forward to working with the Board of Education, administration, teachers, staff, and students in furthering student performance at all levels.”

The Canfield Board hired CF Educational Solutions to assist in the search. To guide the search, CF Solutions led the process of the development of the Board’s Aspirational Goals for the Canfield School District and a Key Information Document. The components of the search included focus group meetings as well as student, staff, and stakeholder surveys. The candidates were interviewed by a 15-member stakeholder group and the Board conducted two rounds of interviews with the final candidates.  After reviewing the results of the entire process, and conducting final interviews, the Board offered Knoll a 3-year contract. 

The contract was approved at a Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Knoll replaced Interim Superintendent John Tullio.

Wilkeson added, “We are excited to welcome Mr. Knoll to our Canfield community and school family. He is a proven leader and we look forward to working with him as we continue to move the district forward.”


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