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Westerville superintendent announces retirement


Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dan Good will retire from his post at the end of the 2012-2013 school year.

He released a statement announcing his decision after the school board’s meeting Monday evening, Oct. 8. Good, 51, told the board of his intention to retire during an executive session at the end of the meeting, according to the statement.

Good cited legislative changes to the state retirement system as the impetus for his decision.

“Like many veteran educators, legislative reforms to Ohio’s public pension systems have brought me to the difficult, personal business decision to retire effective June 30, 2013,” Good said in the written statement.

Good’s current contract, approved by the Westerville school board in 2010 and running through 2015, pays him a salary of $189,000 a year plus benefits.

Good, a Powell resident, was hired to lead the Westerville school district on Nov. 19, 2007. He was the superintendent of Wooster City Schools in northeastern Ohio at the time.

He began his career in educational administration in Worthington City Schools as an elementary and middle school principal before being hired in the Ohio Department of Education’s curriculum department.

His most recent ODE position was chief of school improvement services, a job he left in 2004 to take over Wooster’s superintendency.