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WCCC Board Names New Superintendent

Joel King

Former WCCC Administrator Joel King is returning to the Warren County Career Center as the next superintendent.

He is a native of the area, and graduated from Mason High School. He attended Wilmington College and earned his Bachelor’s degree in secondary education, with a mathematics concentration. He earned his Master’s in educational administration through the University of Cincinnati. He has been a high school math teacher, athletic director, high school assistant principal, principal, Curriculum Specialist at WCCC, and has been at Great Oaks Career Campuses as Director of Teaching & Learning for three years prior to returning to WCCC.

“I am very excited and honored to have been selected by the board to fill the role of superintendent,” he said. “One of the things that is most exciting is to come back and build on the relationships and partnerships in the district. I have seen the momentum moving forward with Rick Smith, and that makes it the ideal place to become superintendent. Looking at the growth in the county and in Southwest Ohio, we will have more and more students in the county’s excellent educational system. Warren County Career Center is an important part of workforce development in our area. There is a phenomenal staff here; I cannot imagine a better staff to work with.”

His vision for the district is to create more opportunities for adult, high school and middle school students to access career and technical education. He begins his duties Aug. 1.

“I would like to find ways to offer more programs on our campuses, expand options for our satellite programs, and help more people understand the possibilities and opportunities for students in adult education,” he said. “I want to see us continue to work with affiliates and business partners to create more opportunities and work cooperatively to deliver educational opportunities for students. As demand rises for employees, companies are more willing to create innovative ways to fill the demand.  It is a benefit for both the students, the employers and our communities.”

Joel lives in Waynesville with his wife Rebekah and their children. Grace, 20, is enrolled in the WCCC Adult Cosmetology program and graduated from the WCCC Graphic Arts program in 2020. Jonas, 16, is a sophomore at Waynesville High School and has taken PLTW courses there with Mr. Otto. He also runs track and cross country. Isabel, 15, a WHS freshman, is interested in pursuing a career in education, and runs track and cross country. Asher, 11, is a Waynesville fifth grader who enjoys soccer and video games.

“All the communities in Warren County are great, and it is a great place to live and work,” he said. “I am looking forward to getting started by conducting a listening and learning tour. I want to take time to listen to various stakeholders and groups and learn what is working and where we have opportunities to grow. I want people to be engaged and active with the district to ensure WCCC is meeting the needs in Warren County.”

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