Upper Arlington

Community helped pick superintendent

To the Editor:

On behalf of the Upper Arlington Board of Education, I write to thank the UA community for the outstanding support and guidance we received during the selection process to hire our new superintendent of schools.

Throughout our six-month search to recruit a successor for Dr. Jeffrey Weaver, more than 130 community members, business leaders, school district administrators, teaching faculty and staff and city officials attended public events and provided board members with valuable input regarding the characteristics and qualifications desired in the next leader of the UA schools.

Their feedback and recommendations in public sessions during the visits by each of the three finalist candidates in mid-February, helped guide the board's work as we ultimately selected Paul W. Imhoff as the next leader of Upper Arlington City Schools.

Paul brings an impressive set of credentials and a proven track record of success to our district. We believe his experience and leadership style will assure our school system maintains its tradition of excellence and continues on its path as a nationally recognized 21st-century lighthouse district.

We all look forward to learning about Paul's vision to explore innovative ways we can continue collaborating within the district and throughout the community to assure our students are prepared for their future as global citizens. Clearly, his experience as an administrator for the past 15 years and his ability to make the tough financial, educational, and operational decisions will be crucial in moving the district forward to serve the varied needs of all students.

As Paul transitions into the role of superintendent, we will offer many opportunities for the citizens of Upper Arlington to meet him. We are eager to welcome him and his family to our community.

Bob Arkin, president
Upper Arlington
Board of Education