LIMA — Alison Sites, former superintendent at Perry schools, has been named by Allen County Juvenile Court Judge Glenn Derryberry as the director of detention services at the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center. Her appointment takes effect June 18.
Sites will become the sixth individual to serve in this capacity since Allen County first established a detention center in 1974 and is the first woman to serve in the position.
Sites’ career began with Lima schools in 2002 as an intervention specialist. In 2009 she became the assistant principal of Lima Senior High School and was promoted to principal in 2015 before moving on to Perry in 2017.
She is a lifelong resident of Allen County and is a graduate of Elida High School. Sites attended Bowling Green State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in education and a masters of education degree in educational leadership.
According to Derryberry, “Alison brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in organizational management, developing cultural competencies and in working directly with juveniles and their families. She will provide a fresh perspective to the court’s ongoing efforts to rehabilitate delinquent children in our community.”
Sites replaces Chad Overs, who will continue to serve as the deputy director of detention services to oversee trainings related to correctional practices and to assist Sites in making the transition from education to juvenile justice.