The Benton Carroll Salem School Board has completed the superintendent’s search and chosen an energetic leader for the district. The board started with a field of more than 25 candidates and finished by conducting extensive background and reference checks consisting of phone conversations and district visits. The result of the board’s exhaustive search is the hiring of Dr. Guy Parmigian as the district’s next superintendent.
Parmigian comes to B-C-S from Greenville City Schools in Greenville, where he served their district as Curriculum and Career Technology Director. During his tenure at Greenville, he had many different roles and responsibilities from Assistant High School Principal to special education and the implementation of intervention programs. Parmigian gained experience in hiring and negotiating contracts while working alongside their superintendent. Greenville has been in the cost cutting mode for the past 5 years while their test scores have risen in that same time period from continuous improvement to excellent.
Parmigian is the first to admit that the success of the school district could not be achieved without community involvement and support. In conjunction with Darke County Workforce Development, he met with many area businesses to better match the skills of the students in the school district with those required by area employers. Greenville Schools are similar to BCS in that they have also had to close some of their outlying elementary buildings. Parmigian worked to promote a positive transition between the staff, students and community members through this difficult process. He brings a wealth of educational experience to this position and embraces the challenge of leading our district.
Parmigian stated, “It will be a privilege to serve the students, families and community of BCS Schools. I will do my best to work with all district stakeholders to build for the future. I will be guided by the fact that students are job number one.”