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Minford Local School District
 Superintendent
E. O. McGowan

Edward Oscar (EO) McCowen, County Superintendent - 1925

Inscription in the 1925 yearbook

To Mr. McCowen, we wish to express our deepest thanks and appreciation for his influential work in helping secure for us this high school building which we are now using.  It is due to the expenditure of much of his time and energy that the people were brought to the realization of the need of a high school in this immediate vicinity.  We feel that the services Mr. McCowen has rendered this community in aiding in the construction of this educational institution are indeed very great.

The position that we now know as Superintendent was often referred in many different ways.  For many years, the high school principal was called "Supervising Principal," and that person acted as both Superintendent and Principal.  The only exception that could be located was the 1930 - 1931 school year.  Pearley Gaskill was reported in a newspaper article as Superintendent, and Harry Bitzer was reported as High School Principal.  

In 1956, the positions of Superintendent and High School Principal were divided and given to two different people.  At that time the Superintendent's title was "Executive Head."

The first administrator to be given the title, Local Superintendent, was William Phillis.

Because one person acted as both Superintendent and High School Principal, they are listed on both tables below:
1924

Alva Burton Jones

Supervising Principal
Mr. Alva Burton Jones
 1925 - 1926

Ray G. Wood 

 Supervising Principal

 Mr. Ray G. Wood

 1926 - 1928

Albert L. Mattoon 

 Supervising Principal

 Mr. Albert Mattoon

 1928 - 1930

William Kimpling Billings 

 Supervising Principal

 
 1931 - 1933

Pearley Riley Gaskill 

 Supervising Principal

 Mr. Pearley Gaskill

 1933 - 1938

Jacob D. McKinley was hired on May 20, 1933, but rejected the appointment in August. 

Gilliland was hired on August 8, 1933.

V. Leland Gilliland 

 Supervising Principal 

 
1938 to 1961

Edwin J. Duncan

Supervising Principal Executive Head

Mr. Edwin Duncan

1961 to 1964

Edward Hall

Executive Head

Mr. Edward Hall

1964 to 1966

Harold F. Everling

Executive Head

Mr. Harold Everling

1966 to 1969

William L. Phillis

Local Superintendent

Mr. William Phillis

1969 to 1974

Dr. William F. Rogers

Local Superintendent

Dr. William Rogers

1974 to 1986

William F. Boyer

Local Superintendent

Mr. William F. Boyer

1986 to December 2008

Dr. Dennis James Meade

Local Superintendent

Dr. Dennis J. Meade

January 2009 to
August 2013

Mr. Mark Wilcheck

Local Superintendent

Mr. Mark Wilcheck

2013 to 2016

Mrs. Barbara Dever

Local Superintendent

 Mrs. Barbara Dever
2016 to present

Mr. Jeremy Litteral

 Local Superintendent

 Mr. Jeremy Litteral





 
 
 
 


Assistant Superintendent
The first person to serve as the assistant to the Superintendent was Mr. Glenn A. Franke.

During the 1985 - 1986 school year, Mr. Franke served as Administrative Assistant to Mr. Bill Boyer, Superintendent.

In 1986, the Board of Education created the position of Assistant Superintendent.

1986 - 2007 Glenn A. Franke
The position of Assistant Superintendent was not filled after the retirement of Glenn A. Franke.
2015 to 2016 Mr. Jeremy Litteral
 
 


High School Principal
 
School Year
Principal
 1923 - 1924  A. B. Jones
 1924 - 1925  R. G. Wood
 1925 - 1926  R. G. Wood
 1926 - 1927  A. L. Matoon
 1927 - 1928  A. L. Matoon
 1928 - 1929  A. K. Billings
 1929 - 1930  Pearley Gaskill 
 1930 - 1931  Harry L. Bitzer
 1931 - 1932  Pearley Gaskill
 1932 - 1933  Pearley Gaskill
 1933 - 1934  V. Leland Gilliland
 1934 - 1935  V. Leland Gilliand
 1935 - 1936  V. Leland Gilliland
 1936 - 1937  V. Leland Gilliand
 1937 - 1938  Edwin J. Duncan
 1938 - 1939  Edwin J. Duncan
 1939 - 1940  Edwin J. Duncan
 1940 - 1941  Edwin J. Duncan
 1941 - 1942  Edwin J. Duncan
 1942 - 1943  Edwin J. Duncan
 1943 - 1944  Edwin J. Duncan
 1944 - 1945  Edwin J. Duncan
 1945 - 1946  Edwin J. Duncan
 1946 - 1947  Edwin J. Duncan
 1947 - 1948  Edwin J. Duncan
 1948 - 1949  Edwin J. Duncan
 1949 - 1950  Edwin J. Duncan
 1950 - 1951  Edwin J. Duncan
 1951 - 1952  Edwin J. Duncan
 1952 - 1953  Edwin J. Duncan
 1953 - 1954  Edwin J. Duncan
 1954 - 1955  Edwin J. Duncan
 1955 - 1956  Edwin J. Duncan
 1956 - 1957  Albert N. Hull
 1957 - 1958  Edward Hall
 1958 - 1959  Edward Hall
 1959 - 1960  Jacob Frowine
 1960 - 1961  Harold E. Everling
 1961 - 1962  Harold E. Everling
 1962 - 1963  Harold E. Everling
 1963 - 1964  Harold E. Everling
 1964 - 1965  Richard Rannels
 1965 - 1966  Richard Rannels
 1966 - 1967  Clifford Jenkins, Jr.
 1967 - 1968  Clifford Jenkins, Jr.
 1968 - 1969  Robert Whitman
 1969 - 1970  Robert Whitman
 1970 - 1971  Dan Gilbert
 1971 - 1972  Dan Gilbert
 1972 - 1973  Dan Gilbert
 1973 - 1974  George Harris
 1974 - 1975  Dan Kuhner
 1975 - 1976  Dan Kuhner
 1976 - 1977  Dan Kuhner
 1977 - 1978  Dan Kuhner
 1978 - 1979  Glenn Franke
 1979 - 1980  Glenn Franke
 1980 - 1981  Glenn Franke
 1981 - 1982  Glenn Franke
 1982 - 1983  Randy Parker
 1983 - 1984  Dennis Meade
 1984 - 1985  Dennis Meade
 1985 - 1986  Dennis Meade
 1986 - 1987  Robert Shaffer
 1987 - 1988  Robert Shaffer
 1988 - 1989  Robert Shaffer
 1989 - 1990  Robert Morton
 1990 - 1991  Robert Morton
 1991 - 1992  Robert Shaffer
 1992 - 1993  Robert Shaffer
 1993 - 1994  Robert Shaffer
 1994 - 1995  Robert Shaffer
 1995 - 1996  Robert Shaffer
 1996 - 1997  Robert Shaffer
 1997 - 1998  Robert Shaffer
 1998 - 1999  Robert Shaffer
 1999 - 2000  Robert Shaffer
 2000 - 2001  Robert Shaffer
 2001 - 2002  Robert Shaffer
 2002 - 2003  Robert Shaffer
 2003 - 2004  Robert Shaffer
 2004 - 2005  Robert Shaffer
 2005 - 2006  Robert Shaffer
 2006 - 2007  Robert Shaffer
 2007 - 2008  Robert Shaffer
 2008 - 2009  Robert Shaffer
 2009 - 2010  Barbara Dever
 2010 - 2011  Barbara Dever
 2011 - 2012  Barbara Dever
 2012 - 2013  Barbara Dever
 2013 - 2014  Jeff Pica 
 2014 - 2015  Jeff Pica
 2015 - 2016  Jeff Pica
 2016 - 2017  Jeff Pica
 2017 - present  Jeff Pica
   
 
 


High School Assistant Principal

1976 - 1977 Glenn Franke
1998 - 1999 Jeff Berry
1999 - 2002 Mike Flaig
2002 - 2009 Barbara Dever
2009 - 2013 Jeff Pica
2013 to 2015 Ryan McGraw
2015 to present Taylor Skinner
 
 


Primary School Principal
1969 - 1986 Jerry Ruark
1986 - 2007 Tim Allen
2007 - 2013 Dennis Evans
2013 to 2015 Jeremy Litteral
2015 to present Ryan McGraw
 
 

Technology Coordinator/Supervisor

The position of Technology Coordinator was created for the 1992 - 1993 school year.
During the first three years, the coordinator served in a half-time capacity.

The position was renamed at the beginning of the 2002 - 2003 school year. The position is now called
District Technology Supervisor.

1995 - 2002 David Boyer
2002 - present Ryan Stockham
 
 


High School Guidance Counselor


The first guidance counselor at Minford High School was hired for the 1956 - 1957 school year. The 1957 Yearbook stated that:

This program is recommended by the State Department of Education and is being adopted by the larger and more progressive schools. We are endeavoring to assist the school personnel, students, parents, and community toward a better cooperative understanding of all our problems and abilities.

Such a program must be coordinated and systematized with other existing school developments. It must be planned for a long range.

We shall initiate new services and strengthen existing ones in our school system.

1956 - 1965 William Coriell
1965 - 1967 William Hogan
1967 - 1971 Richard Howard
1971 - 1974 Paul Crabtree
1974 - 1984 Eugene Risner
1984 - 2000 Diana Shaffer
2000 - 2010 Steve Cayton
2010 to present Sindee Williams
 
 


Primary School Guidance Counselor

1969 - 1972  
1972 - 1973 Elizabeth Von Bakonyi
1980 - 2005 Lou Reed
2005 - present Brent Howard
 
 


School Nurse

1969 - 1971 Jane Gambill
1971 - 1972  
1972 - 1973  
1973 - 1974  
1974 - 1975  
1975 - 1976  
1976 - 1977  
1977 - 1978  
1978 - 1979  
1979 - 1980  
1980 - 1993 Betty Figlestahler
1993 - 1996 Elaine Williams Jividen
1996 - present Deborah Daniels
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