SMITHVILLE: The Green Local Schools Board of Education has hired its new superintendent.

Dean Frank, who now serves as principal of Edgewood Middle School in Wooster, will take over June 1. He recently was named the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Principal of the Year.

The Wayne County school district will host an open house reception from 6:30 to 7 p.m. April 6 in the Wilbur Berkey Fieldhouse Distance Learning Lab.

Frank is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelorís degree in agricultural education. He also graduated from Ashland University with a masterís degree in educational administration.

His salary will be $98,000.