Worthington's George Joseph has been hired as the new superintendent in the Kent City School District.
The Kent Board of Education has voted to hire Joseph to lead the 3,762-student district in northeast Ohio.
Joseph, 57, has been with the Worthington City Schools for 11 years, serving as director of administrative services for the past five.
Before that, he was principal at Colonial Hills Elementary School and a vice principal at Thomas Worthington High School.
Before coming to Worthington, he was principal in Solon and in Orange Village, both districts in northeast Ohio.
Joseph was a candidate for superintendent positions in several school districts over the past two years, including Pickerington, Westerville and Grandview Heights.
"I am ready for the next spot, and the next spot would be a superintendent's position," he said during an interview in April.
Joseph grew up in Pennsylvania and earned a B.S. in education from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in educational administration from Kent State University.
"George Joseph brings expansive experience in the areas of curriculum, operations and administration at high-achieving school districts," according to a prepared statement from the Kent Board of Education.