|New Principal, Jeff Slavkovsky|
Auburn Career Center appoints new principal
On Feb. 1, Jeff Slavkovsky took over duties as principal of Concord Township’s Auburn Career Center after being appointed by the institution’s superintendent and its school board.
Slavkovsky, who has served as Auburn’s assistant principal for the past five years, replaces Mary Ann Bittner, a 30-year Auburn employee who retired on Jan. 31.
“In determining what is in the best interest of Auburn Career Center and our students, Mr. Slavkovsky is a perfect fit. He is an established leader in our district,” said Maggie Lynch, Auburn Career Center’s superintendent, in a news release. “His knowledge of career and technical education, articulation of Auburn coursework for college credit, and knowledge of future challenges will prove invaluable in his new role.”
Slavkovsky, who has 16 years of education experience, previously worked as a teacher, coach and administrator at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School in Cleveland. He and his family reside in Painesville.
“I am honored to be chosen for such an important role and humbled that the board has the confidence in me to help keep this institution thriving,” he said in the release. “Auburn is so vital to this region and I look forward to leading in the development of young people who will make all of us proud.”
Serving Lake and Geauga counties, Auburn Career Center, 8140 Auburn Road in Concord Township, is a career and technical center for high school and adult students. It offers technical and specialized courses in a variety of fields including advanced manufacturing, alternative energy, cosmetology, culinary arts, emergency medical services, landscape horticulture and welding, among others.
Bittner’s departure was marked with a gathering of family, friends, colleagues and students.
“Mrs. Bittner’s 30 years of service at Auburn Career Center has made a lasting imprint on the lives of students and the formation of our district,” Lynch said. “All of us at Auburn wish Mrs. Bittner the very best in her future.”