Our administrators' goals are to create an atmosphere that sets high educational expectations for all students and provide a supportive system to assure those goals are satisfied. We accomplish this by encouraging a positive school culture, setting high criteria for teacher performance, heightened academic expectations for students and engaging strong community and alumni involvement.
Dr. Ronald Iarussi
Dr. Ronald Iarussi
Dr. Ronald J. Iarussi has served as the Superintendent since August 1, 2014 as a result of a shared service agreement passed by the boards of education of the Mahoning County ESC and the Mahoning County CTC. He is also currently the Superintendent of the Mahoning County Educational Service Center. He has served local districts as superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal and social studies teacher. Dr. Iarussi graduated from Youngstown State University with a doctoral degree in May 2014. He also holds a Masters Degree from Ashland and a Bachelors Degree from YSU. He resides in Struthers with his wife Pam and two children, Keary and AJ.
John Zehentbauer has been with the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center since 1991 when he taught Aviation Maintenance Technology until 1999. He then served as Career Technical Supervisor at MCCTC from 2000-2007 moving into the MCCTC Director position from 2007-2014. Mr. Zehentbauer is currently the Assistant Superintendent at MCCTC. He earned his BS and Masters at Kent State University where he is also an adjunct professor. He and his wife MaryBeth have 3 children, Brian, Ashley and Emily.
Principal - Curriculum and InstructionInformation
Mara Banfield is Principal, Curriculum and Instruction, at MCCTC. Previously Mara has served as a Principal at Canfield Village Middle School. She also was an Instructional Consultant at the MCESC, and Assistant Principal at Austintown Fitch High School. Prior to becoming an administrator, Mara taught science at the high school level. Mara is a graduate of The Ohio State University (undergraduate) and Cleveland State University (graduate). Mara was a collegiate athlete and officiates NCAA Women's Lacrosse. She lives in Poland, Ohio with her husband Brian, and has two stepsons Bryce and Blake.
Principal - Director of Special EducationInformation
Jane Hogan has been with the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center since 1993. She is the Director of Special Education/ Principal. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor's Degree in Education in 1978. She completed a Masters in Applied Social Science Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Her husband, Bill, is the Psychology Supervisor for Trumbull ESC.
Principal-Dean of StudentsInformation
Ralph Sandy has been at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center since 2007 when he was hired as a Social Studies teacher, prior to that he spent 11 years teaching in the Struthers City Schools. In 2009 he joined the MCCTC Administrative team as the Assistant Principal, and in 2014 was named Principal. Ralph received his Bachelor’s Degree from Youngstown State University and his Master’s degree and Superintendent's license from Ashland University. Ralph has 2 sons, Ralph Jr. and Avery.