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Hoadley, Trego are finalists for Dublin superintendent job


The Dublin City School District has two finalists in its search for a new superintendent.

After school board members interviewed five of the 14 applicants for the position, the pool was winnowed to finalists Todd Hoadley,  superintendent of Olmsted Falls City Schools, and Dublin Deputy Superintendent Mike Trego.

The final interviews for Hoadley and Trego are slated for Thursday, March 7, with a selection from the board of education expected to be announced at a March 11 meeting


Feb. 28 story

Board to interview five superintendent candidates

After receiving 14 applications for its superintendent's position, the Dublin Board of Education called six in for interviews this week.

One of the six -- John Marschhausen, superintendent of Loveland City School District in southwest Ohio -- was announced today (Feb. 28) as Hilliard City Schools' new superintendent. Marschhausen sits on the Ohio Digital Task Force with Dublin Superintendent David Axner.

Axner announced last year he would leave by the end of the year to become associate executive director of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators.

Two district staff members, along with four others will be interviewed this week and the board expects to narrow the field to two finalists by the end of the week, said Board President Chris Valentine.

Dublin administrators to be interviewed are Tracey Miller, director of secondary education, and Deputy Superintendent Michael Trego, who has been with the district since 1989.

Other applicants chosen for interviews, not including Marschhausen, are as follows:

* Mark Daniel, superintendent of Dowagiac Union Schools in Michigan since 2009. Daniel also served as principal of a high school in Indiana.

* Todd Hoadley, who has served as superintendent of Olmsted City Schools since 2004. Hoadley also had superintendent experience at Van Buren Local Schools from 1998 to 2004.

* Acting Superintendent of Public Education for the Ohio Department of Education, Michael Sawyers.

The district has utilized the services of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio for the superintendent search.

Other applicants included:

* Joel Darren Anderson, director of curriculum and instruction at Warren County Career Center since 2005. He also was principal of an elementary school in Twin Valley Local Schools in western Ohio.

* Marion City Schools Superintendent James Barney. Before leading Marion City Schools in 2007, Barney was superintendent of Milton-Union Exempted Village Schools near Dayton.

* Former Hilliard Avery Elementary School Principal Steven Beale. After serving as principal for five years, Beale started Custom Retirement Solutions LLC, in Galloway.

* Vincent Colaluca, who has been Austintown Local Schools superintendent in northeast Ohio since 2009. Before leading the district, he was director of curriculum and learning with the same district.

* Mark Hartman, superintendent of Antwerp Local Schools since 2005 until he resigned last fall. Before becoming superintendent, Hartman was a principal in the Antwerp School District.

* Associate Superintendent of ODE's Division of Learning, James Herrholtz.

* Deputy Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at Manassas City Public Schools in Manassas, Va., Michaelene Meyer. Meyer previously served as director of school improvement and professional development at the Franklin County Educational Service Center from 1999 to 2006.

* Richard Smith, who has served as North Union Local superintendent since 2006. Smith also served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for Ashland City Schools.

Bill Reimer, of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, previously told board of education members that screening and initial interviews will be completed this month and in the beginning of March, with final interviews to follow.

An offer is anticipated to go out in late March with board formal approval set for April.