Kip's Awards
Kip's Early Adulthood
  • Kip completed both his Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Summa Cum Laude) and his Master’s Degree in Educational Supervision and Administration at The Ohio State University; and completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Leadership Studies at Bowling Green State University.
  • Kip has previously taught Sunday School, Bible School, was Co-advisor of Church Youth Group with wife Becky, Usher Captain, Drafting and Math Teacher, VICA Chapter / School Advisor, Regional & State VICA Advisor, Youth and Varsity HS Coach – multiple sports, Principal / Director, and Presenter / Speaker for conferences, college classes, school in-services and events, and for many community organizations.
  • Kip’s Awards and Recognitions

    • He has received the: 2019 Ohio Administrator of the Year, Distinguished Service, Pacesetter, and Trendsetter Awards for School Administrators from Ohio ACTE.  He is the Ohio Representative to the ACTE Region I (represents 16 states in the Midwest and Northeast) Policy Council.
    • Kip has received the 2017 Superintendent of the Year Award from the NE Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) and is on the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) Ohio School Report Card Committee and Ohio CTE Advisory Committee.  He has served as Chair of the Council of Presidents Advisory Committee for the Ohio Department of Education.
    • Kip has served as president of the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Superintendents (OACTS), Ohio Career and Technical Administrators (OCTA), Ohio Trade and Industry Supervisors Association, and the Administration Division of the Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education (Ohio ACTE).
    • Kip has served on the United Way Vision Council and chaired the United Way campaign, Success by Six Committee, is a Leadership Wooster Graduate, a member of the Wooster Chamber of Commerce, Wooster Tax Abatement Committee, and is on the Goodwill Industries Board of Trustees, and is Chair of the Goodwill Industries Workforce Development Committee.

Kip’s Kiwanis Roles and Awards (All Levels)

Kiwanis International:

  • The Ambassador Hixon Award by Kiwanis Club of Wooster 
  • Walter Zellers Award in 2015 for Maternal Neonatal Eliminate
  • The George F. Hixon Award by Kiwanis Club of East Toledo-Oregon
  • KIF Leadership Society Member
  • KIF Heritage Society Member
  • Kiwanis International Foundation Representative for Ohio
  • Together Achieving Growth (TAG) Area Chair and Speaker
  • Attend most Kiwanis International Conventions
  • Annually is a Kiwanis Distinguished Member

Ohio District of Kiwanis:

  • Ohio District Kiwanis Hall of Fame, March 2018
  • Ohio District Governor, 2008-09
  • Elected President of Lt. Governor class, 2001-02
  • District Chair for Young Children Priority One
  • District Chair for Administration
  • District Chair for International Foundation
  • District Chair for New Club Building
  • District Chair for Past District Governors
  • Assistant Chair for District Convention
  • Served on and Chair for Finance and Structure Committee
  • Served on Ohio District Foundation Board
  • Received Walter Seller, Past International Presidents, Ambassador Awards
  • Annually attends Mid-Year Education Day and District Convention, and has presented multiple times at both

Kiwanis Division Level:

  • Distinguished Lt. Governor, Division 1N, 2001-02
  • Chair of 5 different committees in two divisions
  • Served as Secretary for Division 16
  • Past Lt. Governors Association member, Division 16
  • Attends frequently at Division meetings and events

Kiwanis Club Level:

  • Distinguished President, 1995-96
  • Board Member for 20 years as officer and director
  • Club Secretary for past 10 years (Distinguished Club each year)
  • Sponsored double digit numbers of new members last two years
  • Served as Chair of Membership, Young Children Priority One, and SLP’s
  • Started and Kiwanis Advisor for WCSCC Key Club (44 members currently)
  • Started and Counselor for Wooster Satellite Club (36 members currently)
  • Started over 100 new Kiwanis members to member clubs

Kiwanis Club of Wooster is now 11th largest in KI (182 members / up from 140)