Glismann a finalist for Tecumseh job


ST. PARIS – Graham Local Schools Superintendent Norm Glismann is one the finalists for the Tecumseh Local Schools superintendent position.

Glismann has been Graham’s superintendent since August 2009, according to his resume. He previously was Yellow Springs Exempted Village Schools superintendent, a principal at Bryan High School, a superintendent at the Diocese of Galveston-Houston and a superintendent at Rochester (Minnesota) Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Winona (Minnesota).

Glismann holds a bachelor’s degree in English Education, a master’s degree in Educational Administration and a specialist’s certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision, all from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska. He has taught English in grades 8-12 and coached football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and track.

Glismann said the Graham school board is aware that he is searching for “new opportunities” and declined further comment.

Graham Board President Steve Setty could not be reached for comment.

Former Tecumseh Superintendent Brad Martin pleaded guilty to theft in office, tampering with records and forgery charges in Clark County on April 29. The charges were related to a gambling addiction, according to local media reports. Court records indicate he is scheduled for sentencing June 30.

The other three superintendent finalists are:

•Dewey Chapman, currently the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center executive director for program development. He previously was superintendent and assistant superintendent of the Portage County Educational Service Center and was a high school, middle school and elementary principal in several districts. He coached varsity football, wrestling and track in the past. Chapman holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Ashland University in Ashland, a master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Xavier University in Cincinnati and completed several hours of instruction into Educational Administration from Xavier, the University of Akron in Akron and Kent State University in Kent.

•Paula Crew, currently the interim superintendent at Tecumseh. She previously was director of special education and professional development at Tecumseh and was an assistant principal and special education teacher at Clark-Shawnee Local Schools. Crew holds a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and School Administration and an Educational Specialist Degree in Superintendent Administration, all from Wright State University.

•Dr. John Kronour, currently the Tipp City Exempted Village Schools superintendent. He also is an adjunct graduate professor at the University of Dayton in the School of Education and Allied Professions, teaching school law during the summer. He has taught community relations, principalship, curriculum/evaluation and instruction, administrative staff personnel and research courses. He previously was director of technology at Oakwood City Schools, principal at Oakwood Junior High School, an assistant principal and athletic director and teacher. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education from Wright State University; a master’s degree in Educational Administration, a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and conducted post-doctoral studies, all at the University of Dayton.

Tecumseh school board members are meeting this week to interview the four finalists, with the hope of having a decision by the June 30 board meeting, Tecumseh staff said.