Where: District Board Room
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM
The Purchase Line Board of School Directors has appointed Mr. Shawn Ford as the district’s new superintendent. Mr. Ford will begin leading the district in September. Mr. Ford has extensive educational leadership experience as a building level leader and an athletic director in the Crawford Central School District. He currently serves as an elementary principal at the Cochranton Elementary School in Crawford Central, a position he has held for the last six years. “We saw some excellent candidates, and the Board is excited to begin working with Mr. Ford as we develop a vision for the future of Purchase Line,” Board President Scott Gearhart said. “We believe Mr. Ford is an excellent fit for the entire school community of Purchase Line.” Mr. Ford received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education, social studies from Slippery Rock University, and a master’s degree as well as his superintendent’s letter of eligibility from Edinboro University. “I have had many tremendous experiences in education, and I am deeply grateful to the people in Crawford Central who have entrusted me to service in various leadership capacities there,” Ford said. “I am excited to get started at Purchase Line. I have really enjoyed the entire process, and look forward to working closely with the administrators, teachers, staff, board members and the community as we create a compelling future for the students of the district.” The next step will be for the board and Mr. Ford to continue working on a comprehensive entry plan, superintendent evaluation process, and other strategic governance procedures to create the conditions for a successful future for Purchase Line.