GREENVILLE — Greenville High School’s Career Tech Center will welcome a new director August 1.
Stanley Hughes brings 16 years of teaching and administration experience to the job as he takes over for outgoing director Jon McGreevey, who is moving to a new position at Miami Valley Career Technology Center.
“The job here is one in which you coordinate a lot of different ways to help students move on to a secondary career, whether it’s college or workforce development,” said Hughes.
Prior to accepting the job, Hughes served as a science teacher at high schools in Celina and Centerville, and worked as an assistant principal at Springboro and Eaton.
“I feel my background in education is one that will help serve the students,” he said.
As for why he found the position at Greenville desirable, Hughes said, “You have to take into consideration the community and the school. Is it a community that I would bring my own kids in and have them be a part of the school system? The answer is ‘Yes.’”
Hughes calls Greenville a “nice sized” community and school.
“It has enough size to offer a lot of opportunities, but is still very community oriented,” he said. “You get a chance to learn all the students’ names. It’s important to me to have that in order for teachers and students to form a relationship.”
“I believe a good education is based on a good working relationship between the staff members and the students.”
For the upcoming school year, Hughes said he looks forward to getting to know the staff and students, as well as overseeing implementation of the center’s new advanced manufacturing program. He will also act as technology coordinator for Greenville High School’s Virtual Academy.
Hughes is a 1994 graduate of Sidney High School. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Kenyon College and his Master’s in Education from Urbana University. He lives in Union, Ohio, with his wife Robin and 11-year-old twin sons.
Learn more about Greenville Career Tech Center happenings at http://www.greenville.k12.oh.us/CareerTech.aspx.