Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent Dr. Bill Wagner will make a recommendation to the Board of Education at the Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020 that Mr. Matthew Krivak be appointed the next Principal of Gilles-Sweet Elementary, beginning August 1.
Mr. Krivak has served as the Associate Principal at Gilles-Sweet since the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.
He will replace Principal Barbara J. Brady, who will retire at the end of the current school year after 36 years of service to the Fairview Park City School District.
Mr. Krivak joined Fairview Park City Schools after serving as an elementary teacher at Berea City Schools for 17 years. Mr. Krivak earned a Bachelor of Science of Education and a Master of Arts of Education, both from the University of Akron.
“During his time as Associate Principal, Matt provided a model example of leadership and community through his involvement and engagement with students, their families, the Gilles-Sweet faculty and staff, and through the many activities under his supervision,” said Dr. Wagner. “His commitment to continuous professional improvement and his endless willingness to do whatever it takes for the good of the building and the district is nothing short of inspiring. I am proud to recommend him to the Board of Education as Gilles-Sweet’s next Principal.”
Mr. Krivak is a graduate of the Inspired Leadership Principalship program, First Ring Leadership Academy, and Educational Policy Fellowship Program through the Center for Educational Leadership at Cleveland State University, where he earned the “Educators Inspired to Lead Award.”
Dr. Wagner added, “I want to thank the selection committee for the work they were able to accomplish prior to the stay-at-home executive order. Their work in reviewing the many applicants and conducting interviews up to that point was tremendously helpful in providing voice to the many constituencies that needed to be involved in this very important decision.”
Congratulations, Mr. Krivak!