Midview Local School District’s Board of Education (BOE) officially appointed Dan Haight to the board at a special meeting on July 17. Haight, who is an interim board member, will replace David Kleinhenz, who recently passed away.
According to Board of Education
President Tom Tomasheski, Haight was selected from a pool of seven candidates for
his level-headedness and prior community, employment and educational
experiences. As chief operating officer of The LCADA Way, Haight regularly
assists in developing and implementing programs for the betterment of the
“My hope for Dan in his new position is that he continues to lead collaborative efforts in achieving goals for the schools in order to accomplish what is best for Midview students,” said Tomasheski. “I also hope he continues to maintain his connections with our community so he can offer his insight as the board makes important decisions based upon what is best for the district moving forward.”
In recent years, Haight has played an active role at Midview and in the community. He not only graduated from Midview, but he deliberately moved his family to Midview so his children could have the same positive experiences in school. Haight appreciates the education that Midview has granted him—and he hopes, in this new role, he is able to give back to the community.
“I want to help continue to make Midview a top-notch school system, which in turn will bring more families to our area and create a better community,” said Haight. “I have a strong background in business and technology, as well as experience working on other boards. I hope to apply all of these experiences to my new position on Midview’s board.”
In the short-term, Haight knows he has plenty to learn in regards to the day-to-day operations of the district’s schools and the state mandates that teachers and administrators must navigate. His long-term goal is to expand community involvement with the schools.
Ultimately, Haight hopes he can begin to fill the void of losing Kleinhenz. Serving for six years on Midview’s board, Kleinhenz was always focused on doing what was best for the students while being judicious to taxpayers. He was part of many of the board’s recent accomplishments, including the passage of a new levy and a new artificial turf field for football and soccer.
“I would like to thank Dave [Kleinhenz] for his many years of service as a school board member, and he will be sorely missed,” said Superintendent Bruce Willingham. “His legacy will continue at Midview in the form of a scholarship fund. We are grateful for community members like Dave and Dan, who understand our concerns and are passionate about bettering our district. I am excited to see the positive impact that Dan will make on our community.”
The Board of Education is pleased to announce Rob Showalter as the new treasurer for the Midview Local School District. He will begin serving the community as treasurer on Feb. 5, 2018. Showalter has served as assistant
treasurer for the Strongsville City School District since 2015. Prior to that,
he served for years as an internal auditor for the Cleveland Municipal School
District and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority.
Selected from a pool of 11
applicants, Showalter stood out due to his background in auditing and finance,
and for his strong verbal and written communication skills.
“By collaborating with the school board, administration, and staff, my goal is to help provide the best opportunity for student academic success and the highest return on investment for the district's shareholders,” said Showalter. In every community where he has worked, Showalter has used his certifications and skills to provide independent, objective assurance to add value and improve the organization’s operations. In addition to being a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), he is also certified in government finance (CGAP) and fraud prevention (CFE). He plans to use this experience and expertise to successfully manage the school finances at Midview.
“Rob has had some great experiences that have prepared him to be extremely successful in Midview. He has the perfect combination of experience, energy, and transparency that our community needs,” said Superintendent Dr. Bruce Willingham. “We look forward to him continuing the strong fiscal accountability that our past treasurer, Nikki Spriggs, established.”