CHARDON -- Dr. Michael Hanlon will begin his new job Aug. 1.
The school board announced his selection Saturday after a unanimous vote.
"There are a lot of educational changes coming, such as the new teacher/principal evaluations and the new common core standards. We need a knowledgeable professional who can hit the ground running," said Board of Education President Karen Blankenship.
Hanlon will leave his position as the superintendent of the Painesville City Schools in July. He will be replacing Joseph Bergant, the current superintendent.
Hanlon is a Cleveland State University graduate earning his bachelors, masters and Ph D. degrees. He has worked as a teacher for the city of Mentor and as a district principal. He has been the superintendent at Painesville City Schools since July of 1998.