Board continues to listen to community during public process
The Hilliard City Schools Board of Education will meet with three finalists and various community groups as the next step in their public search for a new superintendent. On Sunday, February 24, each of the three finalists will meet with representatives from a cross section of staff, student, parent and community groups before meeting with board members for a second interview on Tuesday, February 26. The finalists are:
- Steven Estepp, executive director of K-12 curriculum and instruction, Hilliard City Schools;
- John Marschhausen, Ph.D., superintendent, Loveland City Schools; and,
- David Stewart, Hilliard Bradley High School principal, Hilliard City Schools.
“The board has been committed to considering the best interest of all stakeholders throughout this very public process,” stated Board of Education President Andy Teater. “We are seeking someone who can not only meet our challenges, but is also a visionary who will lead our district in developing students to thrive in the 21st century.”
The board began their search in early October when Superintendent Dale A. McVey announced his intention to retire. In November, the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO) was selected to support the board throughout the search. The position was posted through various channels and agencies and drew 24 qualified candidates. In early January, the board invited students, staff, parents and residents to provide input regarding the board’s leadership profile and more than 890 people participated in this step of the process. On February 7, the list of 24 was narrowed to five talented leaders who each interviewed with all five board members. The board anticipates taking action to employ their next superintendent at the March 11, 2013 regular board meeting.
“This has been a very public process and we are grateful for the public input we have already received,” stated Teater. “Hilliard City Schools are an important piece to our community and we want our residents to be part of this process. While the board is committed to making this difficult decision, we appreciate all who have contributed to this extensive search.”
McVey is set to retire June 30, 2013 after spending 35 years in education, including 15 years with Hilliard City Schools.