Dr. Chris Urso

Chris Urso- President

Service Begin Date: 1/2016

Term Expires: 12/2019
District Committees/Boards:
Climate Committee
Core Construction Committee 
Miami University, Oxford, B.S., Education. cum laude;
Miami University, Oxford, M.S., Sport Studies/Administration
Miami University, Oxford, Ph. D., Educational Leadership
Personal/Family Information:
I have been married to Julie, a 1997 MHS, graduate since 2003. She is a reading specialist at Weller Elementary in Centerville. We have two children. Evan is a fourth grader at Central Academy and "loves playing baseball, soccer and going on vacation." Claire is a Kindergartner at Central Academy and "loves horses, stuffed animals and playing sports."
Do you hold any organizational memberships? If yes, what are they?:
I have a Principal Licensure for the state of Ohio. I also have a Physical Education Licensure from the state of Ohio. In 2012, I was inducted into the Miami Middletown Hall of Fame. I am a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the American Educational Research Association.
What is your professional background?
I am an adjunct professor at Miami University in the Departments of Educational Leadership & Kinesiology and Health. I am also the Chairman of the Middletown College Pledge.
What are your goals for this school board term?:
My top 3 goals for this school board term are:
1. To assist in generating and revising district policies to create an educational environment in which all students can thrive.
2. Contribute to the development of a collaborative, reasoned and respectful educational climate in which the voices of students, teachers, parents, educational leaders and community members all contribute to a conversation of how to make Middletown City Schools the best public district statewide and nationally.
3. To confirm that all resources that are allocated to Middletown City Schools are used in the most impactful way to ensure a hopeful future for our students and our community.
What is your favorite hobby?:
I love traveling, coaching Evan and Claire's athletic teams and playing basketball.

Contact Information:

Middletown City Schools
One Donham Plaza, 4th Floor
Middletown, Ohio 45042