Springfield City Schools appoint new superintendent

Dr. Robert Hill named as new Superintendent for Springfield City Schools.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – Dr. Robert Hill has been named as the new superintendent for Springfield City Schools.

Hill is currently superintendent of schools of the Firelands Local School District in Lorain County. He’s replacing Dr. David Estrop, who’s served for 6 years as superintendent.

Hill has served as superintendent at Firelands since 2012 and was previously principal of Olmsted Falls High School in Cuyahoga County. He’ll be making over $152,000 per year as written in his 4 year contract.

Hill has close ties to the Springfield community. His wife is a Springfield native. The couple’s two sons, ages 3 and 6, will enroll in the district once the family makes the move over the summer.

Hill said moving to Springfield was not the only reason he was attracted to the job. He said he wants to build on the progress of his predecessor.

Estrop was the mastermind behind an amazing turnaround, pulling the district out of fiscal emergency and four years of state supervision.

He has a special message for Dr. Hill.

“This is a great community. Don’t forget that, and most importantly continue to reach out and invite them in. Don’t shut the doors on the community. This community has more grit, more determination, and more resources than some people give us credit for. Take advantage of them,” said Dr. Estrop. “Invite them in. Let them help you. Educate the children of this community. You do that, you’ll be fine.”

Estrop will officially step down in June.

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