STEUBENVILLE - The Edison Local Board of Education will meet in special session Tuesday to consider options to replace Superintendent David Quattrochi.
The special school board meeting had been called Friday after Quattrochi informed board members of his decision to resign from the job he has held for nearly three years in order to accept the superintendent's job in the Carrollton Exempted School District.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Stanton grade school.
Quattrochi made public his decision to leave the Edison Local School District during a special board meeting Saturday afternoon in Carrollton.
"I will step down as superintendent of the Edison Local School District effective Tuesday and will start as superintendent of the Carrollton Exempted Village School District on Aug. 1," Quattrochi said during a telephone interview Saturday.
"I thoroughly enjoyed working with the school board, the staff and the citizens of the Edison Local district. And I truly believe the school district leadership will strive academically and move forward financially. The Edison Local district has strong board leadership," cited Quattrochi.
"I enjoyed working in the Edison district but the Carrollton Exempted school board made me an offer that I could not turn down. It was a decision I made after long discussions with my wife. We recently bought a house in Bergholz that we are renovating, and we will remain residents in Jefferson County and in the Edison Local School District," he noted.
Quattrochi said his new job includes a three year contract and an annual salary of $96,400. He is currently paid $90,000 as the Edison Local superintendent.
Rose Seck, president of the Carrollton Exempted Village School Board said the district has 2,300 students in the district.
"Our current superintendent Palmer Fogler, submitted her resignation for retirement purposes. We are very excited to have Mr. Quattrochi accept this job. He has shown true leadership abilities and many fine qualities. We look forward to him joining our district," Seck said Saturday evening.
Quattrochi said the Carrollton school board contacted him and asked him to consider their superintendent vacancy.
"I will miss the many friendships I have established. And I will truly miss Edison School Board President Larry Crowe. He has been a mentor for me and a role model. I have learned a lot from Larry during our time together. I will also miss working with the other board members," Quattrochi said.
"I am torn by my decision. But I made this decision because of the Carrollton offer and the challenges in Carrollton. I feel the Carrollton job will also challenge me in my future career," Quattrochi said.
Quattrochi was named interim superintendent of the Edison school district following the resignation of former Superintendent Lisa Carmichael on Dec. 1, 2009.
He was given a five-year contract extension in March 2011 by the school board.
Quattrochi's professional career has been an example of perseverance.
After Quattrochi graduated from Toronto High School, he attended and graduated from Old Dominion University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in history.
He received his master's degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville and received a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership Studies from West Virginia University.
"I look forward to the new challenges in the Carrollton Exempted school district. And I will miss the students, parents and citizens of Edison Local," declared Quattrochi.