Three new principals hired in Cuyahoga Falls City School District

Board of Education also brings in new coordinator of community relations


CUYAHOGA FALLS — Two new building principals and a new unit principal for the high school were hired by the Board of Education in June.

The board on June 24 approved hiring Carrie Walter as the new principal at Bolich Middle School and Amanda Wycuff as the new principal at Price Elementary School, effective Aug. 1. Walter will be paid $80,000 per year, while Wycuff will make $77,000 annually. 

Walter will resign from her job as assistant principal at Bolich on July 31. Walter replaces Ryan Huch, who was hired by the board to serve as the district’s new director of instructional technology. Huch will earn $86,437 annually. Meanwhile, Huch replaces James Marras, who retired from the instructional technology directorship on May 31. The board hired Marras to work as a consultant to Huch through July 31.

Wycuff replaces John Musat, who resigned from his job as the principal of Price and was then hired to work as a science teacher at the high school. Wycuff was previously a reading specialist for the Canton City School District.

On June 3, the board approved a contract for Jason Smith to become an associate principal at Cuyahoga Falls High School effective Aug. 1. Smith will earn an annual salary of $75,000. Smith replaces Kevin Vargyas, who will resign on July 31 to take a new job as supervisor for Pioneer Career & Technology Center in Shelby. Smith previously served as a math teacher at the high school and during the past school year he filled in as the associate principal at the high school while Vargyas served as interim principal at Lincoln Elementary School while principal Tracy Early was on leave. Early is now back as Lincoln’s principal.

New community relations coordinator hired

The board also approved a contract for John Wayslko to serve as the district’s first coordinator of community relations. Wayslko, who most recently worked as freelance video producer at Ernst & Young LLP, will earn $74,000 annually starting Aug. 1. Before the Ernst & Young job, Wayslko served as community relations director for the Brunswick City School District.

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