June 7, 2017 -- At its June 6th special meeting, the Mentor Board of Education voted to appoint William Porter as Interim Superintendent for one year beginning June 15, 2017. Mr. Porter currently serves as Mentor’s assistant superintendent where he oversees the kindergarten through eighth grade programs, staff and buildings across the district.
Board President, Virginia Jeschelnig states, “Mr. Porter is an exceptional educator known for his integrity and thoughtful leadership. He has shown his dedication to Mentor’s families and children for the past 9 years; and we are confident that he will continue to move us forward along the proven path our community values.”
In 2011, William Porter was honored with the John Weiss Award by the Lake County Educational Service Center for his achievement as a school administrator. The award is given to leaders who are student-centered, exhibit compassion and empathy, and believe in the success of all students.
Matt Miller, outgoing Mentor Superintendent continues, “I have worked side by side with Mr. Porter for many years and I believe the board made the right decision. He is a true educator and is extremely well-
respected among his colleagues, parents and community leaders.”
Mr. Porter has 29 years of educational experience and prior to serving as assistant superintendent, he was the principal at Willoughby Middle School and previously the Wickliffe Middle School Principal. Mr. Porter holds a superintendent’s license and his master’s degree in Educational Administration from John Carroll University.
“It is with respect and utmost care that I take on the role of interim superintendent, and I appreciate the trust the board has placed in me to implement the initiatives outlined in our strategic plan. I am obviously quite pleased that the board selected me and I will continue to do my very best to support and enhance the high quality education of the Mentor Schools,” comments William Porter.