The Findlay City Schools Board of Education announced that Dr. Michael Scoles was selected as the Findlay City Schools new Interim Assistant Superintendent for the 2022-2023 school year at the April 25th Board of Education meeting. Dr. Scoles will replace Mrs. Krista Crates-Miller, who will serve as interim superintendent for the district for the 2022-23 school year.

Dr. Scoles has served as an educator in the local community for over 27 years at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. For the first eighteen years of his career, he was a classroom teacher and a school counselor for the Liberty-Benton Local School District (1995-2013). Dr. Scoles then took a full-time role at the University of Findlay as an administrator and professor where he helped start the Doctor of Education program in the College of Education (2013-2015). Upon returning to K12 education with the Findlay City Schools (2015), he served as the last principal of Lincoln Elementary School prior to its closing. His current role is leading the high school counseling department at Findlay High School. Dr. Scoles is also an adjunct faculty member at Bluffton University where he teaches graduate courses in education. Dr. Scoles’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay; a Master’s degree in school administration from the University of Findlay; a Master’s degree in school counseling from the University of Dayton; and a Doctorate from Bowling Green State University in education policy and leadership studies. Dr. Scoles holds both a superintendent license as well as a school treasurer license from the Ohio Department of Education.

In a statement, Dr. Scoles shared that he is “honored to serve as interim assistant superintendent during this period of transition as the Board of Education crafts its leadership plan moving forward. We have fantastic kids, engaged parents, and a talented and dedicated faculty and staff. There are wonderful things happening here, and I am excited to continue the work of creating the best possible school experience for our students.”