Zura was most recently Director of Student Services in the Poland Local School District. He has more than 20 years of educational experience, half of which was spent at Boardman. He served as an intervention specialist, teaching math at BHS before becoming Assistant Boardman High School Principal, and then Boardman’s Director of Student Services as recently as 2019.
"I witnessed Mr. Zura grow into an outstanding leader over his nine years as a Boardman staff member and was saddened to see him leave in 2019,” said Superintendent Tim Saxton. “He returns to Boardman with even greater leadership skills and wisdom after serving the Poland Local Schools. Boardman High School is in great hands with Mr. Zura at the helm!"
A West Branch native, Zura earned his Bachelor’s degree in secondary education at Youngstown State University, a masters in Education Administration from Ashland University. He also earned Superintendent Licensure from Ashland in 2014.
“I recently returned to campus to watch Project Mayhem rehearse for their concert, and I just felt a sense of great pride,” said Zura. “So many Spartan teachers, staff and administrators continue to have a great impact on me. I am so excited to return to a role where I can get to know and work closely with students, parents and staff members with the goal of building strong relationships and trust.
Zura and his wife Jennifer have two children, Olivia is a sophomore and Sean is finishing 7th grade. Education runs in the family, as his wife teaches math in Liberty.