The Canton Local Board of Education named Brett Yeagley as Superintendent of Canton Local Schools during a special meeting open to the community at 7:15 am on Friday, March 19, 2021. Yeagley will succeed Superintendent Steve Milano, who is retiring in July 2021 after 39 years in education.
Yeagley is currently the principal of Minerva High School, a position he has held since 2015. He previously served as the principal at Minerva Middle School, assistant principal at Marlington High School, and a social studies teacher and head football coach at Minerva High School.
The Canton Local Board of Education conducted a state-wide search that resulted in 22 applicants. The Board narrowed the results down and interviewed the top four candidates. Second interviews were held with the top two applicants, resulting in the decision to offer Brett Yeagley the position.
"The Canton Local Board of Education is excited to have Brett join the team at Canton Local," said Board President Dave Brothers. "He quickly rose to the top during our interview process, and we are confident that he will be able to continue the momentum we have under the leadership of Steve Milano. Brett is a dedicated and enthusiastic student and staff-centered leader who has proven himself an asset to his district and community. We are fortunate to have him as part of our Wildcat family!"
A graduate of Malone University, Canton, Ohio, Yeagley holds a Master's in Education from The American College of Education, Indianapolis, Indiana. His wife, Christy Yeagley, is a second-grade teacher at Minerva Elementary School. The couple has an 11-year-old daughter, Callie.
"I am very excited to join Canton Local Schools," said Yeagley. "Canton Local has a tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts, and I am looking forward to working with the outstanding students and staff of Canton Local to continue those traditions."