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The Board’s Goal

As representatives of the community, joined in a positive, cooperative effort with parents, students, and staff, it is the mission of the Par Excellence STEM Academy Board to determine the direction of the school, set policies, define goals and work towards providing the highest quality resources that will ensure that every student receives the very best education possible and is prepared for the future as a productive and responsible citizen.

A Board of Citizens

The Board is a policy-making body that represents Par Excellence STEM Academy and works in conjunction with the State of Ohio and district residents on all matters and decisions regarding public education for the school. No individual member has the independent authority to speak for the board.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the public and citizens are encouraged to attend. Board meetings are held in the Conference Room at Par Excellence STEM Academy, 1350 Granville Road, Newark, Ohio, at 5:30 PM on the second Thursday of every month. Also, the Board occasionally conducts special meetings when school matters need immediate attention.

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Public Participation

The Board welcomes citizens’ participation at all meetings. The beginning of all board meetings are open to the public. Those who wish to address the Board will be asked to stand and begin by identifying themselves to the Board with their name and address.

Comments are limited to 5 minutes, as time permits. The Board encourages residents to share issues that affect Par Excellence STEM Academy as a whole. Board meetings are not the appropriate setting to discuss individual or building-level concerns, or for personnel issues. Also, out of respect to students and staff, the Board does not allow personal attacks. Those who violate the policy will be asked to step down immediately.

Executive Sessions

Ohio law permits board members to hold private discussions during a meeting. Executive sessions allow members to discuss personnel matters, property purchases, possible legal action, employment negotiations, security arrangements and items the law says must be kept confidential. Because Ohio law says all votes must be cast in public, executive sessions are for discussion purposes only.

Board Agenda

Copies of the Board’s agenda are available upon request from the Par Excellence STEM Academy Administration and/or the Board Treasurer. The agendas contain the following:

  • Information about last month’s meeting
  • Monthly school reports
  • Items for action

Approved Board minutes also are available upon request.

Board Members 2023-2024

Name Telephone Email
Krinn, Gary – President 740.344.7279
Wagner, Jon – Vice President 740-344-7279
Hubert, Leonard 740-344-7279
Noble, Dr. Michael 740-344-7279
Shaw, Donna 740-344-7279
Trifelos, James, Esq 740-344-7279

Hunt, Daniel                                      740-344-7279                      

Reverend Dr. Charles W. Noble

Reverend Dr. Charles W. Noble, Sr.

Founding Director of Par Excellence Learning Center Board Member Emeritus 1935-2022

Rev. Dr. Noble is founding director of Par Excellence Learning Center, a private preschool created in 1988 and the precursor to Par Excellence STEM Academy public charter school. It was his dream to educate children and families in a nurturing environment, one of loving and learning, and caring. Rev. Dr. Noble wished that donations to be made in his memory to Par Excellence STEM Academy.

By Mail
Par Excellence STEM Academy
1350 Granville Road
Newark, OH 43055

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Edwina McIntyre

Edwina McIntyre, Board President

​With great sadness, we announce the loss of our beloved board president on March 23, 2022. ​On behalf of everyone here at Par Excellence STEM Academy, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Edwina’s family.

​A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered.
​Thank you, Edwina.

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

Par Excellence Board meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30 PM at 1350 Granville Road, Newark OH 43055

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Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Directors of Par Excellence Academy is scheduled to take place on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. and will take place at 1350 Granville Rd, Newark, OH 43055. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss employment matters. Please check the School’s website at for potential updates to the meeting information or for changes to future meetings.


Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of PAR Excellence Academy is seeking public comment on its Safe Return to In-Person Instruction & Continuity of Services Plan related to the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund. A copy of the proposed revisions to the current Plan can be found on the School’s website. Time will be set aside to receive public comment on the Plan during the Board of Directors upcoming meetings, scheduled at 5:30 p.m. at 1350 Granville Rd, Newark, OH 43055 on September 14, 2023, and October 12, 2023.

There is no meeting during the month of July. The December 2023 meeting is cancelled. Please check back for updates.

  • August 10, 2023
  • September 14, 2023
  • October 12, 2023
  • November 9, 2023
  • December 14, 2023
  • January 11, 2024
  • February 8, 2024
  • March 14, 2024
  • April 11, 2024
  • May 9, 2024
  • June 13, 2024

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