SOESC assisted Blanchester by facilitating the search for their new Treasurer.
The Blanchester Local Board of Education has selected Mrs. Megan Thompson to serve as their next treasurer effective January 1, 2020. She will begin working alongside current Treasurer, Darlene Kassner, on August 20, 2019. This time serving as a consultant will ensure a smooth transition in the fiscal department.
Mrs. Darlene Kassner will retire effective January 1, 2020. Kassner has worked in education for 35 years. She has served in various roles including teacher, principal, coach, assistant treasurer and treasurer in Blanchester and Fayetteville. Darlene has been an asset to the Blanchester Local School District and she will be missed.
Mrs. Megan Thompson most recently served as an Accounts Receivable Fiscal Clerk and Human Resources Assistant at Southern Ohio Educational Service Center. She is an East Clinton graduate and attended the Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, where she attained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Megan has also been active in the Lynchburg Clay Elementary PTO and church.
She would like to publicly thank The Blanchester Board of Education for the opportunity to serve their district. Also, a huge thank you to my family, friends, and colleagues for helping me reach my career goals.
Mrs. Thompson is originally from New Vienna. Growing up she was involved in 4-H, FFA, Sports, and Drama Club.
New Treasurer Megan Thompson has expressed her enthusiasm to begin this journey. “I am blessed to be welcomed by the Blanchester community. I look forward to meeting everyone and working hard to achieve our district financial goals. ”
Megan lives with her husband, Tim and their children, Lanie, Kaylee, Curtis, and Samuel.
The Blanchester Board of Education and Administration are asking the extended Wildcat family to join us in welcoming Megan to the district. Megan’s background and experience will make her an excellent fit for the district. Board President Kyle Wilson states, “we would like to congratulate Darlene Kassner on her stellar career at Blanchester Schools and wish her the best in retirement. We are looking forward to working with Megan Thompson and implementing the exciting concepts she has shared with us as a board. The future is bright in Blanchester!”