Office of the Superintendent

Mr. Jeremy J. Batchelor

Youngstown City Schools Superintendent, Jeremy Batchelor, ​developed an entry plan as he transitioned to his new role on August 1, 2023. Mr. Batchelor has been with Youngstown City Schools for six years and is committed to delivering a high-quality educational experience for all scholars. Click the below link to read Mr. Batchelor's commitment to scholars, families, staff, and the community. He looks forward to continuing to serve Youngstown Schools and partnering alongside the Board of Education, teachers, and staff to make Youngstown a premier destination in the Mahoning Valley. ​

Click here for Mr. Batchelor's Entry Plan

Belly Left Leadership Podcast

In March 2024, Youngstown City School District launched its first-ever podcast, Belly-Left Leadership, hosted by Superintendent Jeremy Batchelor. The podcast is recorded at Choffin Career and Technical Center and produced by high school Choffin scholars. 

The podcast's name comes from a simple football play, Belly-Left, that required a lot of preparation, planning, and a true understanding of what everyone's role is. The podcast has taken that philosophy and connected it to leadership. The mantra is centered on understanding people's roles, as well as focusing on the right things and being prepared to do those things.

"The Belly-Left Leadership Podcast is another way the district is staying connected to our families by informing them about the latest at the district and getting to know our educators and scholars personally," said YCSD Superintendent Jeremy Batchelor. "We'll also speak with local leaders about their leadership philosophy and how their organizations impact change in the Valley."

The podcast will be posted monthly and is available at Choffin's Broadcasting YouTube at


Office of the Superintendent
20 W. Wood St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Jeremy Batchelor

Executive Assistant, Coti Robinson 

Chief of Staff
Robert Kearns

Senior Leadership Executive Assistant,
Philecia Carpenter

 Superintendent Jeremy Batchelor

Superintendent Batchelor

Jeremy Batchelor, a native of Youngstown, was appointed as the Superintendent of Youngstown City School District on August 1, 2023, for Youngstown City School District. Mr. Batchelor previously was the Deputy Superintendent of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership and Chief of Staff at YCSD, a role former CEO Justin Jennings elevated him to after a successful tenure as principal of East High School. Under Mr. Batchelor’s leadership and alongside staff, East’s graduation rate increased by 17%, moving from an F to a C on the local report card.

Prior to working for Youngstown City Schools, Mr. Batchelor was the assistant superintendent of Austintown Local Schools from 2014-2018. He also served in administrator roles for various school districts, including as principal for the James Martin Middle School in Charlotte, NC, as well as an area administrator for student services in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. Before that, he was the principal of East Bladen High School in Elizabethtown, NC, from 2009-2012, and assistant principal of East Columbus High School in Lake Waccamaw, NC, from 2008-2009. 

Mr. Batchelor earned his Bachelor of Arts in Social Science from John Carroll University and received his Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Youngstown State University (YSU). He is currently a doctoral candidate at YSU, working on a dissertation focused on early warning systems and partnerships between schools and community agencies. In addition to his formal education, Mr. Batchelor earned his national certification in Professional Human Capital Leadership in Education (pHCLE) in 2022.

Mr. Batchelor has been recognized for his achievements and expertise throughout his career. In 2018, Youngstown State University’s Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, and Education honored him with the Alumni Outstanding Administrator Award. In 2019, he was a keynote panelist for the college’s Professional Development Day and served as a consultant for the Educational Leadership Department. That same year, he was recognized as the Ohio Alliance for Black School Educators Administrator of the Year. In addition, Mr. Batchelor was selected as Principal of the Year in 2010, his first year as principal at East Bladen High School.