Austintown Schools announces administrative changes

Mike Sauner, new head principal of Austintown Intermediate and Ben Balder, new head principal of Austintown Middle. Both gentlemen have been with district and were former Assistant Principals at Fitch High School.

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Austintown Schools is restructuring its administration due to a reduction of residential and open-enrollment students.

There will now be 12 principals, down from 13, at the start of the 2017-2017 school year.

“Due to the decline in enrollment directly impacting the budget and staffing, we have made the decision to reduce our principal staff,” said Superintendent Vincent Colaluca.

The following positions will be assigned for the 2017- 2018 school year:

Austintown Elementary School:
Tom Lenton, Head Principal
Tim Kelty

Austintown Intermediate School:
Michael Sauner, Head Principal
Angel Owens

Austintown Elementary School/Intermediate School:
Robin Vickers, Assistant Principal of Instruction and Continuous Improvement

Austintown Middle School:
Ben Baldner, Head Principal
Joanie Jones
Eric Jones

Austintown Fitch High School:
Chris Berni, Head Principal
Jim Penk
Jeff Swavel
Marc Pupino

Sauner, new head principal of Austintown Intermediate, and Balder, new head principal of Austintown Middle, were former assistant principals at Fitch High School.