Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. C Brian Petrie
The 2022-2023 School Year marks Mr. Petrie's 21st year in Cardington-Lincoln Schools. This is his 13th year as the Superintendent.
Mr. Petrie firmly believes that meeting a student’s most basic needs is fundamental to his/her academic achievement and success. His commitment to the health and wellbeing of our community is evidenced by my involvement and leadership in the Morrow County Family and Children’s First Council. As chair and co-chair, he initially recognized the untapped resources of the Council, despite the needs of the community and its students. As a result of his work and leadership, there has been an increase to direct assistance in areas like respite care for parents, temporary assistance for needy families, mental health counseling, and drug addiction services for District families. Other examples of outreach include collaborating with the Health Department to arrange for on-site vaccinations at school open houses and partnering with Lens Crafters to give free eye exams and eyeglasses to Cardington students.
Most recently, he has been leading our District’s work with Proving Ground, in collaboration with the Harvard University’s National Center for Rural Education Research Networks. Proving Ground is an initiative in collaboration with 19 other Ohio school districts as well as districts from the State of New York. Our work is developing strategies to improve attendance and college and career readiness for all students. Currently, we are designing digital communication tools to increase student and parent engagement when students are habitually or chronically absent.
He believes strongly that the heart of his mission as a superintendent is leading all students to college, career, and civic readiness. This mission is rooted in connecting our students’ experiences to pragmatic and engaging activities that translate into real world successes. His passion has been made evident by my direct involvement in the conception and design of shared services and competitive grant programs. These grant programs have brought over $2 million in outside funds to the District since 2015. Our 21st Century Learning Center after school program for students in grades K-8 has created new enrichment and learning supports for the first time in the community. In collaboration with Ohio Health and the Morrow County Hospital we are expanding Career and Technical Education programs in the areas of nursing and athletic training, along with additional programs in manufacturing and engineering.
In our district, he is known as an educational leader that can support teachers and staff in every discipline and subject. He believes in a “hands-on” approach to facilitating our district’s mission. One of the major benefits to learning to be a school leader in a small district is the necessity to be involved in a variety of district operations. This direct involvement has garnered the respect of the staff knowing that he is willing to work alongside and contribute at every level of work in the district.
Mr. Petrie's first position in Cardington was as the district's French teacher from 2002-2007. He then served as Principal of Cardignton-Lincoln Intermediate School from 2007-2010.
Mr. Petrie studied Educational Administration at The Ohio State University. He earned a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Bachelor's Degree in French from Ohio University.