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Dr. Davil Vail

Dr. David Vail

230 Jamaica Rd.
Carlisle, OH  45005


Dr. David Vail is in his fourth year as Superintendent with the Carlisle Local School District and his 43rd in public education. He started his career as a secondary math teacher, as well as a coach. He taught and coached at five local districts for 15 years before beginning his administrative positions in four previous districts. He began as an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director before becoming a 7 – 12 building principal. He then became superintendent and served in that position in his last two districts before landing at Carlisle.

Dr. Vail earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Wright State University and his Master of Science Degree in Education, as well as his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. He received the Outstanding Superintendent Award from the OSBA Southwest Region in 2017.

David and Kathleen, his wife of over 40 years, have two grown children – Melissa Archer (David) and Matthew Vail (Ashley), as well as 5 beautiful grandchildren.

Superintendent's Message

Greetings to the Carlisle School families. On behalf of the Carlisle Board of Education and the entire Carlisle staff, we want to welcome everyone back for another year and we are so glad that we are able to be a part of your lives. We understand that you have entrusted our community’s most valuable resource, your children, to us. We do not take this responsibility lightly and we look forward to working with our young people, as well as working with the parents, care givers, community leaders, business owners, and the entire Carlisle school community.

Please make sure that you continue to utilize our website, the district site and specific building sites, to stay current with any new developments and updates pertaining to all facets of our operation – academics, arts, and athletics. We are extremely proud of the accomplishments and achievements of our students and our staff, which we will publicize and celebrate through our webpage.

We also want to make sure that we keep the lines of communication open between the school, the parents, and the students, as well as the entire school community. Please do not hesitate to call the appropriate staff member to have your concerns and questions addressed. We can only take care of those issues which are brought to our attention. It is our goal to provide the best education that we can while maintaining a safe and caring environment. Let’s work together to make this the best possible experience for everyone involved.

Take care and stay well. Go INDIANS!!

Dr. David S. Vail