McCracken resigns from Firelands Schools just months after leaving Wellington


By Valerie Urbanik - vurbanik@civitasmedia.com



<p style="text-align: right;">Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise <p style="text-align: left;">Firelands Schools treasurer Brad McCracken steps down nearly five months after leaving the Wellington Schools.

Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise

Firelands Schools treasurer Brad McCracken steps down nearly five months after leaving the Wellington Schools.


Nearly five months after stepping down as Wellington Schools treasurer, Brad McCracken has announced he’s leaving the Firelands Schools to take a job closer to home.

The Firelands board of education approved McCracken’s resignation Friday during a special meeting.

McCracken has accepted a position at Eastwood Schools in Pemberville.

“It’s hard,” he said of leaving Firelands. “I love this place.”

The decision to take a position closer to home came after his daughter, who lives five minutes away from him, had her first child four weeks ago. McCracken said Eastwood is his home district and where his family lives.

“I’ve been blessed to be here,” he said. “I’m leaving a terrific opportunity for somebody. It’s a great place to be.”

McCracken left the Wellington Schools this spring after about a year of service due to personal reasons. His contract with Wellington was through a shared agreement with Firelands Schools.

Michael Pissini took over as the Wellington district’s chief financial officer after McCracken’s resignation.

The Firelands board will pay the Lorain County Educational Service Center $2,500 to find its next treasurer and superintendent Mike Von Gunten is hoping to have the position filled by Dec. 1.

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Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise

Firelands Schools treasurer Brad McCracken steps down nearly five months after leaving the Wellington Schools.

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Valerie Urbanik | Wellington Enterprise

Firelands Schools treasurer Brad McCracken steps down nearly five months after leaving the Wellington Schools.

By Valerie Urbanik

vurbanik@civitasmedia.com