Jefferson High School Principal William Nye will be switching hats soon after being hired Monday as Grand Valley Local School District's new superintendent.
...Published September 17, 2007 11:00 pm - William R. Nye graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1981.
back as superintendent
...ORWELL- Welcome back: William R. Nye Jr. of Hartsgrove graduated from Grand Valley High School in 1981.Monday night, he was hired as superintendent, with a two-year contract.His
yearly salary was set at $85,000.
I could still be here (Jefferson) until December," Nye
Applying for the Grand Valley
school executive job was a tough decision for Nye
"I love my job here at Jefferson, but the opportunity was open at Grand Valley
.I like working with kids, and I'm a people person.I was born and raised a Mustang.This is my home (community)," Nye
said."I've lots of ideas and am glad to be here," he
said.Nye was among 23 applicants for the superintendent's position left vacant Aug. 31 when former school executive John Sheets took a similar job in Trumbull County's Howland School District.
...Nye earned his bachelor's degree in animal and veterinary science from West Virginia University in 1985 and holds two master's degrees in agricultural microbiology and education administration.He
then went on to Hiram College
in 1990 for his
teaching certification.Since 1990, he's been employed by Jefferson Area School District, teaching science and vocational agriculture.
Three years ago, he
completed courses for his
also has coached track, wrestling and football at Jefferson Area High School
and the middle school.In addition, Nye
is a familiar face at area wrestling matches as a licensed referee.