The Worthington Board of Education hired two principals but no superintendent May 23.

The Worthington Board of Education hired two principals but no superintendent May 23.

Angela Adrean will be the new Worthington Kilbourne High School principal, replacing Ed Dunaway, who is retiring. She currently is principal of Gahanna Middle School South.

Nathan Kellenberger, currently assistant principal at McCord Middle School, will be the new Worthingway Middle School principal. No assistant principal at McCord has been named.

Adrean's salary at Kilbourne will be $119,642 plus benefits. Kellenberger's salary will be $94,483 plus benefits.

Adrean began her career as an art teacher at Mansfield Senior High School, where Melissa Conrath, Worthington's retiring superintendent, hired her. Adrean worked there for seven years.

She then was assistant principal at Hilliard Darby High School for five years and has been at Gahanna Middle School South for nine years.

She said she was attracted to Worthington because of its reputation for excellence.

"I was ready to get back in a high school again," Adrean said.

Although the district has hired principals, no decision has been made yet on Conrath's replacement.

After two rounds of interviews, including lengthy meetings with staff and community leaders, a superintendent has not been named to replace Conrath.

The field has been cut from four to three, with Dublin deputy superintendent Michael Trego removing his name from consideration because of family concerns.

That leaves three finalists:

Trent Bowers, assistant superintendent/coordinator of human resources in Worthington: Bowers has been interning as assistant superintendent this year, preparing to take over for assistant superintendent Mark Glasbrenner, who is retiring.

Michele Evans, superintendent of Canton City Schools.

Thomas Tucker, superintendent of Licking Heights Local Schools.

Board members said they are reviewing applications carefully, checking references and considering input from community meetings.

Earlier, the board had predicted it would name the new superintendent May 19 but then delayed until May 23.

Board president Marc Schare said he expects to name someone to the district's top job May 26.