Wyoming Schools have consistently been rated among the top 10 academic performers among all Ohio public school districts.
Current Monroe Superintendent Phil Cagwin is retiring on July 31, and Demers will then take over leadership of the district.
Monroe School Officials are considering putting Tax bond issue on the 2018 ballot to build a new school or add classes to its main campus.
Demers said, “I was looking for a district where I can devote my knowledge, skills and attitudes toward the growth of the organization while directly working with students, staff, administrators and community members both on a personal and professional level. Monroe Schools is the ideal complement for who I am as a school leader.”
Board President Brett Guido described Demers as “a no brainer for us.”
“Kathy quickly rose to the top early in the (hiring) process,” he said.
Demers was given a three-year contract and her first year’s salary is $120,000.
Cagwin led the 2,700-student district through the darkest financial days in its history, coming aboard first as an interim superintendent in 2012 when Monroe Schools were mired in debt and under state oversight as part of falling into a fiscal emergency status.
He has previously been superintendent of Talawanda Schools in Butler County.
With the passage of a new tax levy in 2012, state education and auditor officials released Monroe from its state-ordered financial emergency in 2014 once the school system returned to solvency.