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Warren Schools Treasurer Melcie Wells and Board Member Sidney Brackenridge addressed the agenda Monday night before the Warren Local Schools Education Committee meeting. (Photo by Michele Newbanks)

VINCENT — Warren Elementary Principal Joseph Oliverio spoke to the Warren Local School Board of Education Monday night to express his gratitude to the school district as he retires at the end of the school year.

He said he was in South Africa five years ago and got a call from Superintendent Kyle Newton. He said he returned to Washington County to meet with Newton and his administration team “I realized that this was a very special place.”

“Fast forward to your success with your building facilities, the moving together of the two schools (Warren and Little Hocking Elementary Schools), the moving together of the two staff, the opening of the building has been a very exciting time in my life.” said Oliverio. “I appreciate the opportunity you offered me five years ago and it has always been a habit throughout my 39 year educational career to attend the board meeting that I am hired at and the board meeting that I attend either resign or retire to participate and thank you for the opportunity.”

He said working with the students, staff and community has been remarkable and he cherishes the memories.

District Operations Committee chair Bob Allen said new equipment was purchased to service the new facilities. He also said the bids for the concession stand/toilet facility are about four times the estimated cost, mostly due to inflation. He said he would like to work with smaller local contractors to hopefully cut some of the costs.

In Building 6, too, inflation is delaying repairs to the gym floor and there are still plans to move the administrative offices from the Sweetapple Road facilities.

Newton said he was excited about Monday night’s agenda in terms of who to hire.

Ashley Skinner was unveiled as the new elementary school principal starting this fall. Steve Harold, athletic director, introduced James Peyton as the new athletic director and Brad Venham as the varsity girls’ basketball coach.

The graduation ceremony will be held on May 20th at 7pm at the Dyson Baudo Recreation Center at Marietta College.

Other personnel changes are:


¯ Joseph Oliverio – Principal, effective at the end of the school year.


¯ Caitlin Hanson – Elementary, fourth grade teacher, one-year fixed-term contract, effective from the start of the 2022-2023 school year.

¯ Stephanie Kiefer – 7th/8th grade Middle School English/Language Arts teacher, one-year fixed-term contract, effective beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.

¯ Chad Porter – High school physical education/health teacher, one-year fixed-term contract, effective beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.

¯ Ashley Skinner – Headteacher, fixed-term two-year administrative contract, added to administrative pay scale effective August 1st

Additional recommendations for the 2022-2023 school year

¯ Ryan Werry – Off-road college boys and girls

¯ Nathan Evans – College Boys Golf

¯ Andrew Biddinger – Varsity Girls Golf

¯ Andrew Pinkerton – varsity girls football

Classified staff recommendations

¯ Kyler Gage – Network and Technical Administrator, two-year fixed-term contract effective July 1st

¯ James Peyton – Assistant Director of Sport, two-year fixed-term contract effective 1 August


¯ Dennis Bennett – from bus route 20 to bus route 42

¯ Amanda Gilliland – from middle school cook to high school student assistant

¯ Carol Ingram – from traffic secretary to bus driver

Recommendations for student activities for the 2022-2023 school year

¯ Brad Venham – College girls basketball

¯ Terri Roddy – College football cheerleader

¯ James Peyton – Varsity Football

¯ Jon Hurley – varsity boys football

¯ Daniel Scott – Assistant/JV Boys Soccer


At a glance:

¯ Warren Elementary’s principal retires at the end of the school year.

¯ Ashley Skinner starts as Principal this fall.

¯ James Peyton is hired as assistant sporting director.

¯ Graduation will be on May 20th at 7:00pm at Dyson Baudo’s at Marietta College.

¯ The next board meeting is May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Warren High School.

Source: Warren Local Board of Education

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