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Hilliard Schools is Ready for Tomorrow with New Leadership

In anticipation for the 2013-14 school year, I am excited to report that Hilliard City Schools is ready for tomorrow. Our mission is to empower students to thrive in the 21st Century. Education today is complex and I’m proud to say that Hilliard City Schools is well positioned to move forward. Read More

Welcome Superintendent John Marschhausen

Please join the Board of Education for a Community Open House to welcome new Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D., and his family to the Hilliard City School District. The reception is open to all students, staff and community members and will be held on Monday, August 12 from 6-7 p.m. at the McVey Innovative Learning Center Annex, 5323 Cemetery Road in Hilliard.

Strong Families, Strong Community, Strong Schools

There are a great many people talking about accountability for school districts. The media, political leaders and political pundits frequently bring attention to the education of children. Honestly, I welcome the attention. I am appreciative for the awareness that education holds the key to our nation’s future. I am thankful that we have the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the monumental responsibility that educators accept each and every day. Our teachers are heroes – they shape the future. Read More

Optimistic Approach Creates Success in the Classroom

Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize winning psychologist and economist said, “Optimists are normally cheerful and happy . . . they are resilient in adapting to failures and hardships” (Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011). Today, more than ever, we need more optimists in education. We need these people to take on the myriad of challenges facing schools today. Read More

What Does Being Ready For Tomorrow Really Mean?

In his 2004 book Today Matters John Maxwell shares a story about the Tartar tribes of Central Asia. When the tribe spoke a curse against their enemy they didn’t wish for death or sickness, they stated “May you stay in one place forever.” Progress is essential for sustainable excellence; we must continually strive for improvement or we will face the consequences of inaction. Read More

My Name is John Marschhausen, Pleasure to Meet You!

As the next superintendent of Hilliard City Schools, I am eager to begin building strong relationships with the entire community. I know that Hilliard City Schools cares about the students, staff and community and our job is to make sure you are aware of the myriad of changes taking place within the world of education. It is important to me that you understand our decision-making processes, are informed about the opportunities we are providing and the value we provide by making tough choices that prepare students for tomorrow. Read More