McCrate lands superintendent job

McCrate lands superintendent job

Karie McCrate


Dover City Schools has named Karie McCrate as its next superintendent, starting Aug. 1. McCrate is currently the assistant superintendent. She will replace superintendent Carla Birney, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

McCrate was selected after an extensive search process, in which the board received more than 30 applications for the position.

“The board is excited for Karie to be the next leader of Dover City Schools. She really stood out among all the candidates,” said Elizabeth Lauber, board president. “Her strong ties to the community and her vast experience over her more than 20 year career make her the ideal person to lead Dover into the next era of educational success.”

School board member Mike Studer said, “We set out to find the best, and we did. Karie’s proven track record of achievement, leadership and unyielding commitment to our district and the Dover community as a whole made her the obvious choice.”

McCrate received her undergraduate degree in English/professional writing from Capital University, a master’s degree in English education from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in educational administration from Ashland University.

Entering her 23rd year with Dover City Schools, McCrate started her career in 1999 as a language arts teacher before serving as assistant principal and then principal of Dover High School for 11 years. She also served as principal of East Elementary School before being named assistant superintendent in 2015.

In her time with the district, McCrate has built business-community partnerships to support and sponsor Project Lead the Way, a pre-engineering curriculum for high school students; secured $2.4 million in funding over five years to develop one of only four comprehensive k-12 model literacy sites in Ohio; led implementation of the Ohio Improvement Process for the district; and led organization of a new 100% online learning experience for more than 400 students during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.

Loading next article...

End of content

No more pages to load