Gahanna-Jefferson Community Coffee & Chat

Image: Panera Bread - Clark Hall Commons, Gahanna

Supt. Scruci will host ongoing, drop-in Community Coffees at Panera Bread, 91 N. Hamilton Rd., within the new Clark Hall Commons. Various GJPS administrative staff, including the treasurer, also avail themselves for these community conversations.

Join us on the second Monday and fourth Thursday of each month.

  •   July 24, 7:30 - 9 a.m.

The full menu is available for participants wishing to purchase items to enjoy during the chat. Panera’s General Manager Cassie Blazer generously provides the coffee at no cost.

Superintendent | District Goals

The superintendent, as the CEO, is charged with the day-to-day responsibility of the district. The superintendent is not a member of the board itself. He serves as a professional educational adviser to the board.

Students as Learners

We will provide students with rigorous and relevant learning experiences, ensuring that all students are life-long learners equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the demands of college and career.

School Culture

We will develop positive relationships in a safe and caring environment that promotes rigorous and meaningful learning opportunities.

Staff as Learners

We will engage all staff in meaningful professional learning to meet the diverse needs of our students.

Fiscal Responsibility

We will promote and ensure student success through the effective use of taxpayers' investments.

Family and Community Relations

We will engage in partnerships and service through consistent, transparent and effective communication practices.

Change Agents

We will analyze and prepare for social, economic and political change that may impact the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.

Supt. Francis R. Scruci (center, seated) with members
of the Gahanna Lincoln HS Class of 2013.

Francis Scruci
Superintendent

Kathy Wilkes
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

Phone: (614) 471-7065 | Fax: 478-5568

Twitter: @GJPSsupt2012

Gahanna Hearts and Global Minds

The Role of a Superintendent

Members of the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education are elected by the community to establish district priorities, policies and to evaluate the outcomes of District operations. The board appoints a superintendent to ensure academic achievement for every Gahanna-Jefferson student - not only for today’s opportunities, but those on the horizon as well. On behalf of the board of education, the superintendent works to:

  • Determine the educational needs and aspirations of every Gahanna-Jefferson student, staff member and the entire community — and how to best engage each;
  • Identify educational and socioeconomic trends with an impact on District operations or goals; and,
  • Provide overall leadership while developing sound practices to manage the day-to-day operations of the district.

GJPS Superintendent/CEO Francis R. Scruci works collaboratively with GJPS Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer Julio Valladares, who recommends and manages an annual budget based upon the parameters also set by the board of education.