The Penta Career Center Board of Education has approved the hiring of David Deskins as director of human resources and Elizabeth Wray as supervisor of career-technical education-human services.
Deskins was recommended by Ronald Matter, Penta superintendent, after going through the interview process. He will begin his duties at Penta on August 13. The Board approved a two-year contract for Deskins at an annual salary of $107,571.
Wray was selected from a pool of 27 candidates for the position and will begin working at Penta on July 15. The Board approved a two-year contract for Wray at an annual salary of $93,287.
Deskins, of Archbold, has been the superintendent of the Archbold Area Local Schools since 2006. Prior to his tenure at Archbold, he worked for the Franklin-Monroe Schools in Pitsburg, Ohio as the principal of the elementary and middle school; the National Trail Local Schools in New Paris, Ohio as the assistant high school principal; and for Lehman High School in Sidney, Ohio as the assistant principal/dean of students. Prior to his employment in education, Deskins worked for six years as a probation/pretrial services officer in Dayton and Columbus for the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
Deskins has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Bowling Green State University (1986). He earned a master’s degree in educational administration in 2001 from the University of Dayton and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton.
Wray, of Perrysburg, has been the principal of Start High School in Toledo since 2006. She had previously served as the assistant principal at Start, a guidance counselor at Scott High School and an English teacher at Bowsher High School. She has worked with the Toledo Public Schools since 1990.
Wray has a bachelor’s degree in English from Bowling Green State University (1986). She has earned master’s degrees in Arts/English and Education/School Counseling and an education specialist certificate in administration/supervision all from the University of Toledo.