May 25, 2023
The Beachwood Board of Education approved the hiring of Neil Bennett as the director of operations during a regular meeting held May 22. Mr. Bennett joins Beachwood Schools from the Buckeye Local School District, where he has served as the technology coordinator, operations manager, and transportation supervisor since 2020.
Prior to his position with Buckeye Local, Mr. Bennett worked in the telecommunications industry as a lineman, network engineer, and administrator with GreatWave Communications, formerly known as the Conneaut Telephone Company. As a leader, he excels at strategic planning, department budgeting, customer and vendor relations, and staff management. Mr. Bennett holds an associate degree from Lakeland Community College. He expects to graduate in 2024 from Ashland University with a bachelor’s degree in business.
As director of operations, Mr. Bennett will oversee the District’s operations to ensure the buildings and grounds provide a clean, safe, and attractive environment for students to learn and grow. He will supervise the District’s maintenance, grounds, custodial, and cleaning programs. Mr. Bennett also will oversee the operations of the transportation department to ensure effective and efficient service and overall safety. Mr. Bennett is set to begin June 1.