South Range's search for a new superintendent is officially over, according to a press release from South Range Local Schools.

Jarred Zapolnik, a career teacher and administrator out of Massillon City Schools, will take over from current superintendent Bethany Carlson on August 1st. 

Zapolnik graduated from Walsh University in 2004 and went on to earn a PhD from Kent State University.

He brings with him nearly 2 decades of experience as a teacher and administrator, having most recently served 9 years as a Principal in Massillon.

In their press release, South Range Local Schools says, "Mr. Zapolnik is known for his ability to foster positive school culture by empowering students, parents, staff and community members, and the results of his efforts are shown through his improved student achievement scores and performance index growth on the most recent state report card while serving as principal to over 1,000 students at Massillon City Schools."

Zapolnik also released the following statement:

"I’m humbled and honored to join such a wonderful district with a rich tradition of excellence in academics, arts, and athletics. Those who have come before have laid the foundation of a high standard of excellence. I’m blessed and excited to be part of this wonderful team to collaborate with the whole community and staff to meet the needs of the students and our District’s vision and mission. It’s the Raider Way!”