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Kellogg named Westerville's next superintendent


John Kellogg will be the next leader of the Westerville City School District.

The Westerville Board of Education announced Kellogg as next Superintendent this morning (Feb. 11).

Kellogg currently serves as the assistant superintendent of curriculum in the South-Western City School District. He was one of 20 applicants to replace outgoing Superintendent Dan Good, who will leave the district at the end of the current academic year, June 30.

“We believe (Kellogg’s) experience and leadership style will help our district maintain the positive momentum we’ve gained in recent years and build upon a tradition of excellence,” said school board President Denise Pope.

“I’m both thrilled and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead a school district with such a positive reputation as the Westerville City Schools,” Kellogg said. “I look forward to meeting and getting to know the people in our district and community who have made our district as successful as it is today. I also look forward to exploring innovative ways we can continue to work together to take student achievement to new heights.”

The board is scheduled to vote on a contract with Kellogg at its regular meeting Monday night.

The negotiated contract includes a $185,000 salary, with Kellogg being responsible for his share of state-required retirement payments, according to a district press release.