A new team member
EHOVE Adult Career Center is proud to announce that a new member has joined the team. Ben Chaffee of North Fairfield will fill the position of Adult Education Director as of July 1, due to the upcoming retirement of longtime Director Viki Kaszonyi. In his new role, Chaffee will manage EHOVE’s Adult Education training programs and the department’s personnel and budget.
“I’m really excited about the new opportunity,” said Chaffee. “I’m a vocational teacher by trade, so I think that aspect will fit well for me. The job description lends itself to the traits I bring as a Superintendent also.”
After growing up on a small family farm south of Tiffin and graduating from Mohawk HS, Chaffee earned his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from Ohio State University. From Ashland University, he also earned a Masters in Educational Administration and obtained his Principal’s and Superintendent’s Licenses.
The experience as an educator and administrator that he brings is an asset to EHOVE. Chaffee taught agricultural education and was involved with FFA at Northridge Local Schools and South Central Local Schools. At South Central, he also served five years as Principal and six years as Superintendent.
Chaffee is also on the Board of Directors for Project Leadership of Huron County, member of the North Fairfield Lions Club, Greenwich Rotary Club, and several professional organizations for educators.
Married to Jody, a homemaker who is also a Librarian and member of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, together they have three children, Benji, Lydia and Bryan.