The Educational Service Center of Medina County’s governing board has selected Robert Hlasko, superintendent of the Cory-Rawson Local Schools, as its first deputy superintendent. Hlasko was hired with a two-year contract board members approved at a meeting held Monday.
Hlasko appointment comes after the board approved an executive succession plan for the organization last November as Superintendent William Koran entered his 48th year in education.
The plan’s design is to maintain the future stability and direction of the ESC.
As such, board members identified several characteristics that they wished to see in the selected candidate including a superintendent’s license, five years of administrative experience and a strong relationship (past or present) to Medina County.
Hlasko, who will earn $115,000 a year, meets all three of these characteristics.
He holds a superintendent’s license, has served in numerous administrative roles including building principal and superintendent and is a graduate of Cloverleaf High School.
He was selected after a comprehensive search that included more than 30 applicants and more than a dozen interviews.
Hlasko holds a bachelor of arts in history from Ohio Northern University, a master of arts in history from the University of Akron, and a doctor of education from the University of Findlay.
Hlasko’s first day at the ESC of Medina County will be Aug 1.