Demers described her years serving Monroe Schools as “an honor and a privilege.”
She cited as key a diverse school and public committee’s work in 2018 that “developed a core definition of teaching and learning at Monroe Schools that guided the development of a vision statement, core beliefs, and key focus areas. This three-year strategic plan continues to be updated as our roadmap.”
Other notable achievements include providing students with laptops, replacing the turf field and track in the district stadium, improving school security and developing a virtual learning option during the coronavirus pandemic.
And Demers was one of the more vocal area superintendents to criticize Ohio school funding as unfair and inadequate for Monroe Schools.
Demers said she “worked closely with Monroe Treasurer Holly Cahall and members of the board of education to communicate with the community and legislators the inequity of Monroe’s funding model as a capped school district. Our team continues to lobby for a more fair funding model.”
In Butler County overall, superintendent turnover is low this year compared to some recent years.
The district, which has two schools – a pre-kindergarten through second grade primary school and a 3-12 school - has seen steady enrollment growth in recent years.
Monroe school officials have turned the superintendent search over to the Butler County Educational Services Center (BCESC) and the organization’s Superintendent – Chris Brown – said the vacancy initially attracted 32 candidates to apply.
Brown said the finalists for the job are expected to be narrowed down to two or three candidates by the end of the week.