School Board Announces Candidate Pool for Superintendent

School Board Announces Candidate Pool for Superintendent
Posted on 01/25/2017
Lakota logoA letter to the community from Board President Ben Dibble, on behalf of the Lakota Board of Education, announces the candidate pool for the superintendent position.

January 25, 2017

Dear Lakota Community,  

The Lakota Board of Education is committed to keeping you involved in and informed about our progress toward filling the district’s top position of superintendent.  

As I communicated last week, the board decided to extend the application deadline to today, Wednesday, Jan. 25. Over the last couple months, we have been working diligently to attract the best possible pool of candidates. It is critical that Lakota’s next leader have the best combination of skills to continue moving this district forward. 

We are pleased to share a strong list of experienced candidates who have expressed their interest in the position and submitted an application. Those candidates include: 

Joel D. Anderson
Superintendent, Reading City Schools
Reading, OH

Thomas S. Bailey
Assistant Superintendent, Three Rivers Local Schools
Cleves, OH

Adam C. Bird
Superintendent, New Richmond Exempted Village
New Richmond, OH

Matthew W. Chrispin
Superintendent, Fredericktown Local School District
Fredericktown, OH

James G. Detwiler
Assistant Superintendent for Learning Support, Boone County School District
Florence, KY

Martha Haselbusch
Superintendent, South Central Local Schools
Greenwich, OH

Robert J. Humble
Superintendent, Fairbanks Local Schools
Milford Center, OH

Scott J. Hunt
Superintendent, Cardinal Local Schools
Middlefield, OH

Keith Kline
Superintendent, West Clermont Local School District
Cincinnati, OH

Carl R. Metzger
Assistant Superintendent, South-Western City Schools, & Former Superintendent, Marion Local Schools
Grove City, OH & Maria Stein, OH

Kimberly Pietsch Miller
Chief Academic Officer, Dublin City School District
Dublin, OH

Scott D. Nelson
Superintendent, Sylvania Schools
Sylvania, OH

Paul Schlottman
Executive Director & Superintendent, Career & Success Academy Network of Schools
South Bend, IN

Steven C. Skalka
Superintendent, East China School District
East China, MI

Jason Spencer
Principal, The Villages Charter School
The Villages, FL

Robb Vogelmann
Acting Superintendent and former Assistant Superintendent, Lakota Local Schools
West Chester & Liberty townships, OH

The board has scheduled a special meeting tomorrow evening to continue our discussion. We look forward to sharing the final list of candidates we will invite to participate in the first round of interviews, scheduled for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.  

Thank you for your continued support throughout this entire process.  


Ben Dibble
Board President