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District Leadership

Mr. Bill Beattie, Superintendent

Superintendent Bill Beattie began his career with the Edison Local School District in 1989 as an Elementary physical education teacher for two years. During this time, he also served as the Head Baseball coach for 16 seasons. Mr. Beattie has worked as a special education teacher, the Work Study coordinator and Special Education coordinator before serving as the Stanton Elementary Assistant Principal in 2007. Mr. Beattie was named Assistant Superintendent in 2008 and assumed the role of Superintendent in the summer of 2012.

Mr. Beattie earned his bachelor’s degree in education from the West Liberty State College and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Salem International University. He earned is Superintendent’s License in 2010 and holds additional certifications and licensures for K-12 Principal and Special Education.

Mr. Beattie’s professional affiliations include serving as secretary of the Eastern Ohio Special Coordinator Association, founder and president of the Buckeye Mountaineer Athletic Conference, member of the Board of Directors for Ohio Mid-Eastern Regional Educational Service Agency and serves a committee member for a variety of educational-related councils and committees. Mr. Beattie was inducted into the Eastern District Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013 and was inducted into the West Liberty University Hall of Fame in 2017.

Mr. Beattie resides in Wintersville and is happily married to his wife Nancy. Their son, Brien, graduated from Steubenville in 2016 and attends The Ohio State University majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. Their daughter, Brooke, graduated from Edison High School in 2017 and is enrolled in the Scott School of Cosmetology in East Liverpool, Ohio.

Mrs. Lisa Bruzzese, Treasurer

Mrs. Lisa Bruzzese joined the Edison Local School District family March 2016. Mrs. Bruzzese has worked in educational financial services her entire career at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, Columbiana County Career & Technical Center and Steubenville City Schools.

Mrs. Bruzzese provides Financial/Technical/Logistical Support for the fiscal office of Edison Local School District. She also provides support and training for school administrators in support of the Federal program application process and program administration. She works diligently to ensure Board of Education satisfaction through the communication of financial information during Financial Committee Meetings and monthly reporting.

Mrs. Bruzzese builds positive relationships with school district personnel and contacts at the State level and provides Financial Management to the district by identifying and implementing sound financial practices and to support the goal of building fiscally sound educational organizations.

Mrs. Bruzzese graduated Magna Cum Laude from Franciscan University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has completed the Ohio Association of School Business Officials Leadership Program.

Additional District Leadership

Mrs. Kireta graduated from Franciscan University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She then returned to Franciscan to continue her education, graduating in 2006 with Master of Science in Educational Administration.  In 2007, Julie continued her training completing the Orton-Gillingham  Training in Therapy of Dyslexia.

Julie was hired by Edison as a teacher in June of 2002. She has 14 years teaching experience and served 3 years as the building principal at Stanton before being hired into the district office 2018.
 
Julie spends her free time enjoying her husband, Dave, her daughters, Alison and Emily, and their dog Lucy.

Jamie has returned to her alma mater to serve as Preschool and Special Education Director.

Jamie’s passion and purpose in life were made very clear at a young age. She was a youth volunteer at a summer camp for kids with disabilities for several years, which sparked her love of sports, recreation, the outdoors and also working with kids who have disabilities. She knew that She wanted to seek a career which was a combination of the two; helping kids with disabilities and also the sports/recreational side of education.

Education: 

Intervention Specialist K-12 licensure, Reading Endorsement, Principal and Superintendent licensure ( Masters degree in Educational Administration) from Franciscan University of Steubenville. 

 

Employment:

Bradley Center, Pittsburgh PA; Recreational Therapist

School of Bright Promise; Intervention Specialist/ Autism Unit

Carrollton Exempted Village Schools; Intervention Autism Unit

State Support Team 16; Special Education Consultant

Nelsonville York City Schools; Director of Federal Programs, Special Education and Preschool

Hamilton Local Schools; Director of Special Education

 

Interests:

Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Weight lifting, Cycling, Hiking, Traveling, Game nights, spending time with my family, friends, husband and our dog, Lucy. 

 

“Integrity, the choice between what’s convenient and what’s right.” 

Tom McConnell serves as the Edison Local Transportation Director

Rachael Granatir, Technology Coordinator, has been in educational technology for twenty years. She has a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Education. Her primary responsibilities include managing all technology aspects of the district, assisting and training teachers in integrating technology devices and applications into the curriculum, and monitoring tech issues and providing repairs. Rachael loves the excitement the kids have for technology and tech learning programs.

Fatima Smuck, Food Service Director, has been with Edison Local Schools for twenty-six years. She has degree in administration from Franciscan University.  Fatima enjoys “the smiling faces of our our children whether they are engaged in their learning, eating lunch, participating in P.E., painting or playing at recess.”

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