Names of 16 applicants for Springboro superintendent released

(Springboro Community Schools Website)

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Springboro Board of Education gave an update on the search for a new superintendent Monday.

Acceptance of applications for the post closed Friday, June 17. The district says they have 16 applicants for the position that will be vacated by the current superintendent, Todd Petry on August 31.

READ MORE: Springboro City Schools Superintendent to resign

A meeting was held June 2 to gather input from the community about what qualities the board should look for when seeking a new leader. District stakeholders were invited to participate in a survey and the district received 441 responses from residents, district employees, alumni, business owners and students.According to the district, the top five qualities noted in the survey were:

  • Reputation for integrity (54.9%)
  • Commitment to educating the whole child, including social and emotional needs of students (54.4%)
  • Excellent communication skills (47.2%)
  • Experience as a classroom teacher (37.4%)
  • Collaborative leadership (36.3%)

READ MORE: Search for new superintendent begins Thursday

Springboro Schools also released the names of the 16 finalists. Interviews of the applicants should be complete by Friday, June 24.

  • Dr. Joel Anderson
    • Superintendent, Reading Community City Schools
    • Former Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Warren County Career Center
  • Thomas Bailey
    • Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer, Three Rivers Local Schools
    • Former Head Principal (Grades K-12), Three River Local Schools
  • John Balzer
    • Assistant Superintendent, Jackson City Schools (Jackson County)
    • Former Principal Westview Elementary School, Jackson City Schools
  • David Bartoe
    • Director of Education and Principal, Lockland Local School District
    • Former Director of Professional Development, Myerson Academy
  • Roger Lee Cade
    • Principal, Edgerton Junior/Senior High School, Hicksville, OH
    • Former Principal and Career Tech Ed Director, Tucker County (WV) High School
  • John Corey
    • Principal, St. Antoninus Parish School, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
    • Former Principal, Manchester Middle School, Manchester City (MI) Schools
  • Dr. Greg Finke
    • Principal, Independence Elementary School, Lakota Local School District
    • Former Assistant Principal Oakdale & Harrison Elementary & Bridgetown M.S., Oak Hills Local
  • Randy Gebhardt
    • Lead Principal (K-12), Wayne Local School District
    • Former Principal, Waynesville High School
  • Brooke Gessler
    • Director of Curriculum, Sidney City School District
    • Former Assistant Principal, Sidney High School
  • Dr. Dean Gorrell
    • Superintendent, Verona Area (WISC) Public School District
    • Former Superintendent of the Marshall (WISC) Public School District
  • Melissa Kircher
    • Superintendent, Bethel-Tate Local School District
    • Former Superintendent, New Miami Local School District (Butler County)
  • Thomas Luebbe
    • Principal, La Salle High School, Cincinnati
    • Former Assistant Principal, La Salle High School
  • Jennifer Penczarski
    • Superintendent, Kenton City School District (Hardin County
    • Former Principal, Tri-Valley Local School District M.S. (Muskingum Co.)
  • Brian Rentsch
    • Principal, Ridgewood Local School District Elementary School (Coshocton Co.)
    • Former Dean of Students, Ridgewood High School
  • Daniel Schroer
    • Superintendent, Margaretta Local Schools (Erie Co.)
    • Former Superintendent, Greene County Career Center
  • John Stoddard
    • Principal, Oak Hills High School, Oak Hills Local School District
    • Former Curriculum Director, Oak Hills Local School District provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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