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Jonathan Davis Named Next Pickaway-Ross Superintendent

The Pickaway-Ross Board of Education voted tonight to hire Jonathan Davis as superintendent of the Pickaway-Ross Joint Vocational School District. Davis has served as superintendent of Circleville City Schools since 2016. Previously he was the district’s assistant superintendent for three years and assistant principal at Circleville High School from 2011-2013. He started in education as a social studies teacher at Pickaway-Ross in 2004.

“We had many qualified applicants and Mr. Davis was our unanimous choice,” board President Byron Lloyd said. “We are confident that his leadership skills will benefit Pickaway-Ross.”

Davis said he is humbled by and grateful to the board for its faith and confidence and he looks forward to returning to Pickaway-Ross.

“The prospect of working with 10 school districts, in the area where I am from, to engage thousands of students, including adult learners, around career-based education, was an opportunity I could not pass up.”

Davis will assume leadership of the career center Aug. 1, upon the July 31 retirement of Superintendent Dennis Franks.

“My focus now is to finish this school year strong for the amazing students and staff members at Circleville City Schools. I am fully aware of the big shoes I will have to fill in taking over for Dennis, who I’ve enjoyed working with the past five years.”

Franks has worked at Pickaway-Ross for 32 years, serving as superintendent since 2010.