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Galvin named Career-Technical Director

At the June 12, 2023 regular meeting of the South-Western City School District (SWCSD) Board of Education, leadership approved the recommendation of Christine Galvin as the District’s new Director of Career-Technical Education.

Galvin will directly oversee the continuous assessment of career-technical education needs within the District, establish and maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with business and industry leaders that enhance and elevate programming and work-based learning placements, and will provide leadership to staff in developing and implementing a comprehensive career education program to include Career Planning Tools, Career Assessments, and Career Passports among other duties.

“We are thrilled to have Christine Galvin as the next leader of our career-technical education programming in the District,” said Dr. Brian R. Bowser, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. “Galvin’s work experiences will be an invaluable asset to our 17 industry-recognized programs in our district and we are fortunate to have her leading and growing the well-established career-technical education work that is in place in the district.”

Galvin comes to SWCSD by way of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) where she was the Director of College and Career Readiness Success and Equity since 2016. Prior to her work with ESCCO, Galvin served in roles as the Executive Director of Instruction and Principal in Bellefontaine City Schools. Professionally, Galvin holds a B.A. in English Education from Bowling Green State University and a M.A. in Educational Administration from Ohio University.

About the South-Western Career Academy
The SWCA is a career-technical center (CTC) school within the South-Western City School District offered to juniors and seniors pursuing careers and credentialing in industry recognized fields across 17 different program offerings. First opening its doors in 1968 as the Paul C. Hayes Technical School, the current iteration of the CTC opened its doors in 2002 and is home to approximately 600 students from Central Crossing High School, Franklin Heights High School, Grove City High School, and Westland High School.

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