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Canton Local Board of Education Seeks Superintendent

Last Updated: 2/24/2021 2:22 AM

Canton Local Board of Education Seeks Superintendent

The Canton Local Board of Education is seeking qualified applicants for the position of superintendent to succeed Steve Milano. The Board unanimously chose the Stark County Educational Service Center to help them facilitate the superintendent search.

The Board is looking for a strong educational leader who has effective communication and people skills, expertise in school business operations, and demonstrates support for all district programs in academics, athletics and arts.

The new superintendent must hold an Ohio Superintendent certificate/license. Candidates are expected to possess a strong public school administrative background. The successful candidate must be committed to the highest personal and professional standards and must provide evidence of success in the eight key areas addressed in the posting.

Those interested can apply immediately. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for five references to  The Board will begin reviewing applications on March 15 and will continue until the position is filled.  The new leader will take the helm on August 1, 2021, or a mutually agreed upon date.

Milano is completing his 39th year in education, serving as superintendent for the Canton Local School District since August 2015.  

Before coming to Canton Local, Milano was superintendent of Louisville City Schools for two years, having served the previous five years as principal of Louisville High School.   A graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ohio University and Ashland University, Milano has spent his entire career as a teacher, coach and administrator for Stark County schools.

“The last 5½ years in Canton Local have been some of the best of my career,” said Superintendent Milano. “I have enjoyed working with the staff and community and am proud of what we have accomplished together. We have initiated new curriculum, encouraged and stretched our students academically, elevated our athletic accomplishments and provided expanded arts opportunities. We have opened new facilities and continue to plan and build the future of our district. I will miss working in this incredible district, but I am excited to spend more time with my wife, children and grandchildren.”

The Board of Education expresses their appreciation for Milano’s service to the Canton Local School District. “Superintendent Milano has made a lasting difference in our schools and our community,” added CLSD Board President Dave Brothers. “Much of what we have built these past six years is a direct result of Steve’s leadership, vision and passion for education. He will be missed, and we wish him all the best!”

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