New Mid-East superintendent chosen


By Staff Report

Mid-East Career and Technology Centers will soon have a new superintendent leading the district.

Matt Sheridan, who currently serves as superintendent of Crooksville School District, will officially take over on August 1.

Sheridan graduated from Miami University after majoring in business but said after an accounting internship, he quickly realized sitting behind a desk all day wasn’t the right fit for him.

“I wanted to make a bigger difference. I wanted to see what else I could do to have a more positive impact on society,” said Sheridan.

He would then go on to get his masters in both business and education at Bowling Green State University where he taught an introduction to business class for non-business majors.

That’s when Sheridan said he fell in love with teaching and decided on a career in education.

After graduating from Bowling Green, Sheridan was hired by Sheridan High School to teach computer and business classes.

While there, an administrator approached him and encouraged Sheridan to get his principal’s license, which would allow him to become a school administrator.

When a position became available at Sheridan Middle School, he applied and became the building’s assistant principal.

Two years later, Sheridan became principal at Thornville Elementary, giving him the experience of having served at builds in every grade level.

While Principal, Sheridan decided to get his superintendent’s license. Thanks in part to his array of experience and glowing recommendations, Sheridan would be offered to lead Triad Local School District as its superintendent.

The post would take Sheridan and his family across the state to Champaign County, where Sheridan would serve for a year before being offered to return home and serve as Crooksville’s superintendent.

“Crooksville’s been a great place, we’ve done lots of positive things that I’m proud of while I was there,” said Sheridan.

During his tenure, the district put in Maker Stations, implemented a production engineering program and expanded its College Credit Plus offerings, all things Sheridan says offered more opportunities for students.

Having completed his student teaching at a career center, holding an MBA as well as having a business background are all things Sheridan believes made him the ideal candidate for Mid-East.

Sheridan says he believes Mid-East is in a great position and he looks forward to continuing to build on its programs and relationships with partner schools.

Allowing Mid-East to serve as a pathway to the military, employment or additional higher education for students that pushes them in a positive direction to be role model citizens.

“I want to continue the great work that’s already been going on there, including expanding opportunities for kids and eliminating barriers for them, while helping to transition them into the workforce,” said Sheridan.

According to Stacey Snider, Public Information Coordinator, the district will formally announce the hire of both Sheridan as superintendent and Nan Nolder as the district’s next treasurer early next week.

Mid-East School Board President Jenny Cox said that the district is excited to welcome both Sheridan and Nolder to the district and that they “look forward to their leadership as they guide our district.”