The Butler Tech Board of Education has named Jon Graft as the district’s next Superintendent/CEO, effective Aug. 1, 2016. In this role, Graft will be responsible for the development, supervision and operation of the district’s programs and facilities, serving as the primary professional advisor to the Board of Education, and developing new business partnerships. The Board is scheduled to take formal action to award Mr. Graft with a four-year contract at the Feb. 16 meeting.
“The Board is unanimous that Jon is the right person to lead Butler Tech into the future,” said Pete Robinson, President of the Butler Tech Board of Education. “Jon is ready to work with our staff, our students and their families, and the local business community to ensure that Butler Tech delivers the best educational experiences and workforce services.”
“Business leaders, elected officials and educators are gaining a deeper appreciation every day just how important career technical education will be in preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow,” said Mr. Graft. “Butler Tech has been a longtime innovator in career tech, and I’m excited to join the staff in developing a vision that the entire community can rally around.”
Graft has more than two decades of experience in education, most recently serving as the Superintendent of the Butler County Educational Service Center (ESC) and Interim Superintendent of the New Miami Local School District. Previous roles with the Butler County ESC include Assistant Superintendent and Executive Director of Preschool Programs. He has also served as a principal at Creekview Elementary (Middletown City Schools), Madison Intermediate School (Madison Local Schools) and Madison Junior School (Madison Local Schools). Graft started his teaching career at Madison Junior School in 1993.
Graft earned a bachelor of science in education at Bowling Green State University and a master of education administration at the University of Dayton. He is a member of the Southwest Ohio Computer Association (SWOCA) Executive Committee, the Miami University Education Health and Society Advisory Board and the Great Miami Valley YMCA Board of Trustees. He is also active with the Butler County Childcare Coalition, Family and Children First Council, Success by 6 (United Way of Greater Cincinnati), the Buckeye Association of School Administrators, the Greater Cincinnati Public School Advocacy Network, Regional Early Childhood Mental Health Task Force and the Head Start Futures Group.
Graft lives in Monroe with his family.