PDT Sports Report
Mark Knapp, Superintendent of Wheelersburg Local Schools, has begun a two-year term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors.
Knapp was first elected to the Southeast District Athletic Board to fill an unexpired term in May 2006. He serves as co-chair of the Southeast District’s Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Committee and has recently served on an OHSAA committee for Division I football.]
This is his first term on the OHSAA Board of Directors. The first board meeting of the 2012-13 school year is Thursday in Columbus.
The OHSAA is the governing body of high school sports in Ohio. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization which governs 826 high schools and 778 middle schools, which amounts to over 350,000 students.
A lifelong resident of the area, Knapp is a 1979 graduate of Green High School. He holds bachelor’s degrees from The Ohio State University (1983) and Ohio University (1989) and earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio University (1995). He has since completed additional graduate courses in educational leadership from Ashland University and Ohio University.
Knapp has served two districts in the Portsmouth area during his 20 years in education. He began his career in the Washington-Nile Local School District in 1993 as a high school mathematics teacher. In addition to his teaching assignment, Knapp was the coach for the boys freshman and junior varsity basketball teams at Portsmouth West High School.
He also served as Portsmouth West’s athletic director for five years and was assistant high school principal for one year before moving to the Wheelersburg Local School District in 2001.
An employee of the Wheelersburg Local School District for 12 years, he served for a brief period as assistant high school principal/athletic director before being appointed high school principal in August 2001. Knapp has served as superintendent of Wheelersburg Schools since August 2005.