JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Scott Wludyga will take over for long-time Ashtabula Career and Technical Campus Superintendent Jerome Brockway on Aug. 1.
Brockway will retire on July 31 after serving as the A-Tech superintendent since 1989.
“We can’t thank him enough for all that he has done for this campus and this county,” A-Tech Board President William Hill said in a statement.
Wludyga currently serves as the Secondary Supervisor at A-Tech, according to a statement from the school.
"I've worked at A-Tech for 15 years," Wludyga said.
He worked as both a teacher and administrator. Before his time at A-Tech, Wludyga worked as a sports reporter with WJET-TV in Erie.
The appointment was finalized on May 22, Wludyga said. He thanked the board for the opportunity.
Wludyga said he is looking forward to helping students expand their opportunities.
"Whether it's our high school programs on campus, or our satellite programs throughout schools in the county, or our K-12 education programming, or our adult programs on campus, really the goal is for every student to reach their full potential," Wludyga said.
Brockway is well-known in Ohio and nationwide as a superintendent, and he has worked in education for more than 50 years, Wludyga said.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to learn with Dr. Brockway, and be able to continue on the tradition that he has built with our staff and our board at A-Tech," Wludyga said.
Wludyga is a graduate of Pymatuning Valley High School and Allegheny College. He takes over at A-Tech in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. This year, schools were closed from the end of March through the end of the school year.
"We'll follow the guidelines from the Department of Education and the Health Department, and collaborate with our team at A-Tech," Wludyga said. "We have a great administrative team and we have fantastic teachers, and I think that we'll do what's best for students to help them continue to learn in whatever the situation is when that time comes in the fall."
Brockway praised A-Tech, including the students and staff, and encouraged the county to remain invested and involved in A-Tech. He plans to spend time with his family and remain involved in the community.
"It's been a great journey," Brockway said.