Staff Directory

Staff Directory

Massillon City Schools Staff Directory

Allison Barnhart
Barnhart, Allison
Student Services Specialist
Office: 330-830-3901 x 51464
Kris Blair
Blair, Kris
Director of Curriculum
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50217

Kristina Blair has began as the Curriculum Director at Massillon in 2017. Blair has spent her entire teaching career at Massillon, joining the district in 1998. Prior to serving as Curriculum Director, she was the Gifted and Testing Coordinator from 2013-2017, she also served as a teacher of third and fourth-grade gifted students at Franklin Elementary from 2005-13, and as a teacher of gifted students in third through fifth grade at York Elementary from 2003-05. Blair was also a third-grade teacher at York Elementary from 1999-2003. Blair began her career as a teacher’s aide in special education at Franklin Elementary from 1998-99.

Blair is a 2013 member of Covington’s Who’s Who, a 2010 Milken Foundation Award Winner, and received her Master Teacher Endorsement/Renewal in 2009 and 2013. Blair received her bachelor of arts in education from Walsh University, and her master of arts in teaching-curriculum and instruction from Saint Mary College.

Olivia Bronczek
Bronczek, Olivia
Communications Coordinator
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50112

Olivia Bronczek was hired as the communications coordinator in August 2015.

As the communications coordinator, Olivia will act as a liaison between the school district and community and coordinate public relations efforts for the district including, publications, social media and special events.

Her goals are to create a positive interaction between the school district and community and provide influential partnerships for the district to help students further their education and career goals.

Prior to accepting this position, Olivia was the marketing events and promotions coordinator at Fresh Mark, where she coordinated and executed events for the mobile marketing unit, The Taste of Sugardale.Before being hired full time at Fresh Mark, she spent two years interning for the company.

Amy Coyle
Coyle, Amy
Food Service Director
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50129
Michael Dobran
Dobran, Michael
Testing Coordinator
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50115
Tiffany Fichter
Fichter, Tiffany
MIS/MJHS Administrative Intern
Office: 330-833-3902 x 52104
Mark Fortner
Fortner, Mark
Assistant Superintendent
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50125

Mark Fortner has been the Assistant Superintendent for the Massillon City Schools for 11 years. He worked as the Principal of Massillon Washington High School from 2001 – 2007. His career began in Massillon in 1999, when he was hired as the Principal at L.J. Smith Elementary.

Fortner’s career in education spans almost three decades, having taught high school mathematics and science at several districts in Stark County. Fortner also served as an athletic director for the Fairless Local Schools. He has coached many extracurricular activities including football, track, basketball, and gymnastics.

Fortner received his bachelor’s degree in education and mathematics from The University of Akron. He also received a master’s degree in school administration from Ashland University.

Alyssia Kappas
Kappas, Alyssia
Office: 330-830-3905 x 55101
Dave Lautenschleger
Lautenschleger, Dave
Head Principal
Office: 330-830-3901 x 51107
Vincent Lindsey
Lindsey, Vincent
Office: 330-830-3902 x 52721
Daniel McGrath
McGrath, Daniel
Transportation Supervisor
Office: 330-830-3910 x 50215

Dan McGrath has been the Transportation Supervisor since August 2014. Prior to this position, Dan was a Principal of Massillon Intermediate School since 2010. Before coming to Massillon, McGrath spent five years as a middle school assistant principal at Fairless Local Schools and athletic director for grades seven through twelve.

McGrath received his bachelor of science in elementary education from Kent State University, and a mater’s degree in education from Ashland University.

McGrath’s career also includes 14 years of teaching experience, and 10 years as a head softball coach.

LaVon McLeod
McLeod, LaVon
Curriculum Specialist
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50227

Lavon McLeod is the Curriculum Specialist for the Massillon City Schools. Prior to joining Massillon, McLeod spent several years as an elementary teacher in Canton, and also as an instructor at Malone College.

Michael Medure
Medure, Michael
Office: 330-830-3907 x 57101

Mike Medure has been the principal of Franklin Elementary since 2008. Prior to taking this position, Medure served as an Academics Plus teacher and behavior coach for the district from 1998-2008.

Medure received his bachelor’s degree in education from Malone University and his master’s degree in education in administration from Ashland University.

Medure is a recipient of the Library Beacon Award and also participated in the 27th Stark County Class Leadership.

Sandy Moeglin
Moeglin, Sandy
Treasurer / CFO
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50127

Sandy Moeglin has been the treasurer and chief financial officer (CFO) of Massillon City Schools since 2012. Before coming to Massillon, Moeglin served as the treasurer and CFO for Marlington Local Schools from 2008-12, and for Brown Local Schools from 1999-2008.

Moeglin has received several awards during her career, including the Herbert D. Brum Award in 2001, the Ohio Auditor of the State Award in 2010, 2011 and 2012. She is also the 2012 NE Regional Distinguished Service Award winner.

Moeglin received her bachelor of arts degree in management from Malone University and her associate degree in accounting from Stark State College.

Nate Moore
Moore, Nate
Athletic Director - Head Football Coach
Office: 330-830-3901 x 51620
Rebecca Moore
Moore, Rebecca
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50150
Rebecca Moore (Becca) is the Parent Involvement Coordinator. Before joining the staff here in Massillon, Becca taught, first grade, second grade, fourth grade, title. She was the middle school guidance counselor at St. Mary's Middle School for 2 years. After moving to Cincinnati she was an Assistant Principal of an all girls high school for a year and a Special Education Director for a k-8 building. Aside from school Becca serves as the Director of Education for the non-profit Girls Above Society, an organization dedicated to empowering girls to be confident leaders of their generation, working with the President Lauren Galley to bring a fresh perspective on the importance of maintaining a positive online presence for tweens and teens. With a degree in Journalism, and Early Childhood Education, with a Masters in Counseling and Administration Becca works closely with youth as they face the tough pressures of today’s media driven society. Outside of school work, and volunteering Becca enjoys doing triathlons and completed her first half ironman in July. She will be training for a full ironman for 2016. She is a proud wife to Massillon High’s Head Football Coach, Nate Moore.
Kristi Muzi
Muzi, Kristi
Preschool Coordinator, Preschool Teacher
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50182
Brian W Pachis
Pachis, Brian W
Athletic Director
Office: 330-830-3901 x 51117
Jamey Palma
Palma, Jamey
Director of State-Federal & Career Technical Programs
Office: -- x 50113
Renee Parr
Parr, Renee
Office: 330-830-3901 x 51142
John Petro
Petro, John
Building and Grounds Supervisor
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50141

John Petro is in his fifth year as Building and Grounds Supervisor. Prior to coming to Massillon, Petro was a Supervisor and Packaging Engineer at Detroit Diesel Corporation in Canton, Ohio for nineteen years. He then served as the Facilities Manager at Goodwill Industries in Canton, Ohio for three years.

Petro is a 1982 graduate of GlenOak High School, where he played football under the leadership of Bob Commings. He received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Michigan State University.

He is married to Amy and has four children, Avery; Ben; Nick and Teresa. In his free time Petro enjoys traveling with his wife and children to the Gulf Shore Beaches
Matthew Plybon
Plybon, Matthew
Office: 330-830-3904 x 54101

Matt Plybon has been the principal at Whittier Elementary since 2004. Prior to this, Plybon served as the principal of Franklin Elementary from 2000-04.

Before coming to Massillon in 2000, Plybon was a fourth-grade teacher at Orrville City Schools from 1991-2000.

Plybon received his bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Bowling Green State University and his master of educational administration from Ashland University. Plybon also received his five-year principal licensure and five-year superintendent licensure from Ashland University.

In the community, Plybon is a United Way building fundraiser coordinator, American Heart Association Jump Rope for Heart coordinator and member of the Orrville Shade Tree Commission. He is also a member of the Whittier Wild Cats Relay for Life committee.

Marie Ricker
Ricker, Marie
Director of Data Management, EMIS
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50214
Marie Ricker started as the new Education Management Information System (EMIS) Coordinator/Director of Data Management on February 9, 2015.

Marie has been an employee of the district for twelve years. She was previously the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent.
Paul Salvino
Salvino, Paul
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50117

Marcus Simpson
Simpson, Marcus
Principal, 4/5/6
Office: 330-830-3902 x 52115
Maria Smith
Smith, Maria
Office: 330-830-3902 x 52720
Ryan Spicer
Spicer, Ryan
Director of Student Services
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50147
Ryan Spicer is the Director of Special Services for the district. Prior to accepting this position in January of 2016, he was an assistant principal at Washington High School for two years. Spicer also served as a social studies teacher at the high school from 2010-2013, and as an intervention specialist at the high school from 2003-2010.
Dan Studer
Studer, Dan
Dean of Students
Office: 330-830-3901 x 51108
James Thom
Thom, James
Director of Technology
Office: 330-830-3900 x 50153

James Thom joined Massillon City Schools in June 1998. He was hired as the district computer network technician and now assumes the role as Director of Technology. Prior to coming to Massillon James worked several years in the Electrical, IT, and Network Cabling fields.

In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Tony Thornsberry
Thornsberry, Tony
CTE Principal
Office: 330-830-3900 x 51135
A. J. Vennetti
Vennetti, A. J.
Administrative Intern
Office: 330-830-3907 x 57115
Jarred Zapolnik
Zapolnik, Jarred
Office: 330-830-3902 x 52520
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