The Benton Carroll Salem School Board met for a special board meeting on Monday, April 17 and voted to accept the resignation of Dr. Guy Parmigian as superintendent. In a later executive session, the B-C-S Board named Assistant Superintendent Cathy Bergman to become Interim Superintendent, effective Aug. 1.
President Kim Dusseau commented on how thankful they were to have had Dr. Parmigian lead the district for the past 11 years.
“He has led us through tough financial times and helped stabilize our district. Dr. Parmigian helped prepare our future of the new construction of the Oak Harbor Intermediate School,” said Dusseau. “He truly is leaving our district in a better position than when he started. He is leaving us to follow a goal to teach at the college level and the B-C-S School District Board wishes him all the success for his future.
“Bergman has been the assistant superintendent for the past three years and will help the district continue to pursue the excellence in education in her new post with the B-C-S School District,” said Dusseau.
Bergman, a native of Carey, Ohio, joined the B-C-S School District in 1982 as the principal of St. Boniface Elementary School. She taught at Rocky Ridge Elementary School, which closed in 2011, and at R. C. Waters Elementary in Oak Harbor.
Bergman was named to the B-C-S Board in 2020.