Hilliard Northwest News

Hilliard narrows superintendent search to three


Hilliard is down to three superintendent finalists, and two of its own administrators are among them.

They are:

•Steven Estepp, executive director of K-12 curriculum and instruction, Hilliard City Schools.

•John Marschhausen, superintendent, Loveland City Schools.

•David Stewart, principal, Hilliard Bradley High School.

The three finalists are scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Hilliard Memorial Middle School with school board members as well as representatives from various community groups, district officials announced Feb. 20.

“This has been a very public process and we are grateful for the public input we have already received,” school board President Andy Teater said. “Hilliard City Schools are an important piece to our community and we want our residents to be part of this process. While the board is committed to making this difficult decision, we appreciate all who have contributed to this extensive search.”

Board members are expected to announce the new superintendent March 11.

The board had narrowed its search to five candidates before it conducted interviews Feb. 13, 14 and 19.

One of the candidates, Delaware superintendent Paul Craft, withdrew his name from consideration after his interview.

Michael Sawyers, acting superintendent of public instruction, the Ohio Department of Education, was the other candidate.