Guy L. Parmigian, Ph.D.

Superintendent

Superintendent's Remarks

Welcome to the Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools! It is a privilege to serve as the Superintendent of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District and to be responsible for providing our students with world-class educational programming, as well as exceptional co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. The committed staff of B-C-S work each day to prepare our students for the challenges of citizenship, post-secondary education, and careers. As Superintendent, I am committed to working closely with our Treasurer and Board of Education to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent efficiently and effectively. In addition, I am also committed to building strong relationships within our community, and to keeping lines of communication open. Parents, families, and all district stakeholders must work together in the interests of all B-C-S students. Let us honor our past and continue to build for the future!

Please see below for a listing of our administrative team. If you have any questions comments or concerns, please call me at 419.898.6210 or email me at gparmigian@bcssd.com.

Sincerely,

Guy L. Parmigian, Ph.D.

Twitter: @BCS_Supt


Administrative Team

District Office

Dr. Guy Parmigian

Superintendent

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6210

gparmigian@bcssd.com


Dr. Parmigian joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2012. Dr. Parmigian’s past professional work included; Director of Curriculum/Career Technology, Assistant Principal, and Teacher. Dr. Parmigian holds a B.A. in Secondary Education/English, M.A. in Educational Administration, Ph.D in Educational Leadership.

Mr. Cajon Keeton

Treasurer

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6210

ckeeton@bcssd.com


Mr. Keeton joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District 2015. Mr. Keeton’s past professional work included; Treasurer, Business and Technology Teacher. Mr. Keeton holds a B.A. in Education (Bowling Green State University), M.A. in Educational Administration (Tiffin University), President of Ohio Association of Schools Business Officials.

Mrs. Cathy Bergman

Director of Administrative Services

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6210

cbergman@bcssd.com


Mrs. Bergman joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 1988. Mrs. Bergman’s past professional work included; Elementary Principal, Elementary Teacher, and a Reading Specialist for over 25 years. Mrs. Bergman holds a B.A. in Elementary Education/Reading Specialists (Bowling Green State University), M.A. in Educational Administration (University of Toledo).

Mr. James Kennedy

Director of Technology

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6216

jkennedy@bcssd.com


Mr. Kennedy joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2020. Mr. Kennedy’s past professional work included; Director of Technology, Systems Engineer and Owner/President of JM Technology Group. Mr. Kennedy holds a A.S in Technical Science, Microsoft/Novell/Google Certifications, United States Army Veteran, U.S. Copyright in Managed Services.

Mr. Jim Boss

Student Services Director

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.3280

jboss@bcssd.com


Mr. Boss joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2010. Mr. Boss’s past professional work included; Director of Pupil Services and School Psychologist. Mr. Boss holds a B.A. in Psychology (Wright State University), M.A. in School Psychology (Bowling Green State University), Administrative Licensure (Ashland University).

Mr. Dan Hoover

Athletic Director

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6216

dhoover@bcssd.com


Mr. Hoover joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 1987. Mr. Hoover’s past professional work included; Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Trainer, and Assistant Athletic Director. Mr. Hoover holds a B.A in Physical Education/Athletic Training, M.A. in Educational Administration and was a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Mrs. Jeannie Behnken

Transportation Director

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6214

jbehnken@bcssd.com


Mrs. Behnken joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 1986. Mrs. Behnken's past professional work included; District Bus Driver and Transportation Director. Mrs. Behnken has extensive certifications paired with education in Pupil Transportation in the State of Ohio and attends yearly training to stay current with State and Federal Transportation Laws.

Ms. Angela Kelley

School Psychologist

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.3280

akelley@bcssd.com


Ms. Kelley joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2015. Ms. Kelley’s professional work included 17 years as a School Psychologist. Ms. Kelley holds a B.A. in Psychology (The Ohio State University), M.A. in Education (Bowling Green State University), Specialist Degree in School Psychology (Bowling Green State University).

Mrs. Vicki Coffman

Food Services Director

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6216

vcoffman@bcssd.com


Mrs. Coffman joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2018. Mrs. Coffman's past professional work included; working for Westlake City Schools in various positions including Resourcarian. Mrs. Coffman has extensive certifications paired with education in Serve Safe, and is presently the Food Service Director and Acorn Alley Coordinator. She attends yearly training to stay current with State and Federal Compliances.

Elementary School

Middle School

Mrs. Dawn Bryant

R.C. Waters Elementary Principal

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6219

dbryant@bcssd.com


Mrs. Bryant joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2015. Mrs. Bryant’s past professional work included; Principal, Special Education Director, Kindergarten Teacher, Elementary Teacher, Intervention Specialist and Teacher of the Hearing Impaired. Mrs. Bryant holds a B.A. in Elementary Education (Eastern Michigan University), Education of the Hearing Impaired, M.A. in Educational Administration (Bowling Green State University).

Mrs. Angie Lipstraw

R.C. Waters Elementary Asst. Principal

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6219

alipstraw@bcssd.com


Mrs. Lipstraw joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2002. Mrs. Lipstraw’s past professional work included; 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher. Mrs. Lipstraw holds a B.A. in Education (Bowling Green State University), M.A. in Education Administration (Bowling Green State University).

Mr. Laramie Spurlock

Middle School Principal

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6217

lspurlock@bcssd.com


Mr. Spurlock joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2014. Mr. Spurlock’s past professional work included; Teacher, Dean of Students, and Athletic Director. Throughout this time he also served as Head Wrestling Coach, Head Track Coach, Head CC Coach, and Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach. Mr. Spurlock received his B.A. in Education (Bowling Green State University), M.A. in Educational Leadership (Grand Canyon University), Superintendents Licensure (University of Findlay).

Ms. Leigh Carroll

Middle School Asst. Principal

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6217

lcarroll@bcssd.com


Ms. Carroll joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2015. Ms. Carroll’s past professional work included; Elementary/Middle School/High School Teacher, Assistant Principal/Principal. Ms. Carroll holds a B.S. in Science/Elementary Education, M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching, Administrative License as a Principal and Superintendent.

High School

Mrs. Cheryl Schell

High School Principal

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6216

cschell@bcssd.com


Mrs. Schell joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2014 and has served as principal of Oak Harbor High School. Mrs. Schell’s professional work included High School/Middle School Assistant Principal, District Value Added Specialist, School Department Head, and a Teacher. During her 33 years in education, Mrs. Schell has also served in various capacities beyond the classroom such coaching Varsity Softball, Volleyball, Track and Basketball. Mrs. Schell holds a B.A. in Health/Physical Education (The Defiance College), M.A. in Curriculum/Instruction and 7-12 School Administration Licensure (The Bowling Green State University).

Ms. Alison Wolf

High School Asst. Principal

Benton-Carroll-Salem

11685 W. State Rt. 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

419.898.6216

awolf@bcssd.com


Ms. Wolf joined Benton-Carroll-Salem School District in 2007. Ms. Wolf’s past professional work included Special Education Coordinator for over 11 years.

Ms. Wolf holds a B.A. in Psychology (University of Hawaii), M.A. in Supervision (University of Toledo), M.A. in Special Education (Bowling Green State University).

Superintendent's Advisory Committee

Purpose: To keep the superintendent and administration of B-C-S "plugged in" to the thoughts and needs of all staff members to ensure that we remain a strong school district and provide a great working environment for all staff.

Members: Samantha Biggert, Jen Giezie, Aaron Bomer, Brooke Sandwisch, Ashley Devito, Ron Dowling, Cassy Dornbusch ,Jennifer Heffernan

School District Strategic Mission and Goals (click here)


Now accepting bus bids

Now accepting Kitchen bids


The Board of Education of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District announces that it will be contracting for professional design services and evaluating professional design service firms for a contract for design work on the following project: Click here


RemoteEDx: What you need to know


ADVERTISING/SOLICITATION FOR OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

Benton-Carroll-Salem School District employees will not distribute to students any announcements, flyers, literature, bulletins of any sort from persons/organizations outside the school district without approval from the Superintendent. Outside activities/ organizations are defined as groups not under direction of the B-C-S Board of Education. (Examples include: Cub Scouts, YMCAs, Travel Teams etc.) With prior Superintendent approval, literature/flyers/announcements may be made available to students and parents in the lobby or common area of school buildings for informational purposes.


Parent’s Guide to the Rights of Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

http://education.ohio.gov/getattachment/Topics/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Elementary-and-Secondary-Education-Act/Programs-Administered-Under-ESEA/McKinney-Vento-Resources-for-Awareness/ParentRightsGuideHomelessness.pdf.aspx


School delays and closings

I want you to know that the decision to delay or close school is one of my most important responsibilities. Each situation is judged on a case by case basis with the safety of students being the most important consideration. When we have news of impending hazardous weather ranging from fog to snow, we spend a great deal of time monitoring forecasts, driving roads to check conditions, and talking with local officials.

As a general rule, the decision to call a two hour delay of school is made and communicated by 6:00 AM. If we are on a two hour delay, the decision to close school is made and communicated by 8:00 AM. The primary communication is through the LightSpeed Instant Alert System. It is critical that you keep your phone number/email updated through Final Forms if you wish to receive school alerts. The decision to close or delay school is also communicated to local TV and radio stations.

Our school district also shares a great deal of news and information using social media and a “Benton-Carroll-Salem LSD” App for smart phones. We encourage you to download our App, and to follow us on our social media platforms. Please see the reverse side of this letter for more information.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Below is a listing of key district phone numbers.

B-C-S Board of Education Office 419-898-6210

Oak Harbor High School 419-898-6216

Athletic Dept., Food Service Dept. 419-898-6216

Transportation Dept. 419-898-6214

Oak Harbor Middle School 419-898-6217

R.C. Waters Elementary School 419-898-6219

Student Services Dept. 419-898-3280

Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable school year! Go Rockets!

Guy Parmigian, Superintendent

Benton-Carroll-Salem School District Bullying Report:

Per Board Policy JFCF, the Superintendent's Report of Verified Acts of Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying for the 1st Semester of 2020-2021 School year were: R.C. Waters Elementary School - 0 Incidents; Oak Harbor MIddle School - 0 Incidents; and Oak Harbor High School - 1 Incident.

Director: Victoria Coffman

11661 West State Route 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Phone: 419.898.6216

School Nurse

Director: Nicole Glaser

220 East Ottawa Street

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Phone: 419.898.6219

Director: James Kennedy

11661 West State Route 163

Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Phone: 419.898.6210