POMEROY — Rick Edwards of Pomeroy who has served as the superintendent of the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center for the past three years, has been selected as a recipient of the Buckeye Association of School Administrator’s exemplary leadership award.
“I’m really proud to be selected for the award,” said Edwards. “It’s nice to be recognized for your work.”
Edwards was selected for the award on the basis of his collaboration, knowledge of school issues, and willingness to assist starting superintendents.
The selection of recipients is based on nominations from each of the regions with one person being selected from each district to be the recipient of the award. Edwards spoke of others who had received the leadership award mentioning particularly Bob Caldwell of Tuppers Plains who is now at Wolfe Creek in Washington County.
Prior to his employment at the Service Center, Edwards served 13 years in the Eastern Local School District, first as the high school principal and then as the superintendent. He and his wife, Cathy, live on Crew Road.
The Service Center after many years of operating out of offices on Richland Avenue in Athens, moved into a vacated school building in Chauncey a year or so ago. The agency still has a facility in Meigs County. A business/fiscal office along with head start and pre-school programs are located in the old Bradbury school building.
Edwards said his work takes him into nine school districts in three counties, Meigs, Athens and Perry, where he provides a variety of services ranging from curriculum support to professional development for teachers, administrators and board members.