CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Area Junior-Senior High School Principal Tim Janocko will say farewell to his students, faculty and staff at the end of the current school year.
On Monday night, the school board unanimously accepted Janocko’s retirement and authorized its President Larry Putt to effectuate all the necessary paperwork.
Janocko has been with the district for 38 years, according to Superintendent Terry Struble.
He began his career as a health and physical education teacher. Later, he moved into roles as a school guidance counselor and assistant principal.
Janocko was promoted to principal in 2012 and will complete his seventh year in this role in June.
“It’ll be hard to fill this position [with someone] with Mr. Janocko’s experience,” Struble said last week.
Struble said while Janocko plans to retire as an educator, he doesn’t plan to give up the helm of the Clearfield Bison Football program, a position he’s held since 1985.
According to a previous GANT News report, the administration also plans to seek applicants for a second assistant principal position at the junior-senior high school.
This position, Struble said, wasn’t filled when it was vacated by Fred Redden back in 2016.
He said last week that Heather Prestash is the only assistant principal at the present time, and she must also oversee students in the district’s Cyber School program.
Under new business matters, the board approved to define James Quick’s position as “director of professional development, assessment and curriculum.
It also approved to move current Elementary Principal Mary Mike Sayers to a position titled “director of intervention services,” effective July 1.
Struble previously said these changes will help fill a void left by the 2016 resignation of Bruce Nicolls, the former director of curriculum and federal programs.
Finally, the board approved to advertise the soon-to-be vacant administrative positions. The district will interview all interested candidates.
Last week, Struble noted that Sayers won’t be moved to her new position until the district finds a qualified candidate for the elementary principal position at Clearfield Area Elementary School.