Delaware News

Craft makes bid to return to Upper Arlington


Delaware City School District Superintendent Paul Craft is among four finalists for the top job at Upper Arlington schools.

Twenty-three educators applied for the position. The other candidates being interviewed are: Paul Imhoff, superintendent at Mariemont City Schools; Kyle Ramey, director of instructional services at Kettering City Schools; and Mark Tompkins, superintendent at Harbor Springs Public Schools in Michigan.

Upper Arlington Treasurer Andy Geistfeld said the Upper Arlington school board was set to conduct the first interviews in closed sessions at special meetings Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2.

Geistfeld said school board members plan to introduce at least two finalists to various school groups and likely as part of a public forum in mid-February.

Before coming to Delaware in 2010, Craft served as executive director of business services in Upper Arlington. He also taught science and served as assistant principal at Upper Arlington High School.

Jeff Weaver, Upper Arlington's current superintendent, will retire July 31.