The New Albany-Plain Local school board on May 20 hired Keith Pomeroy as the district's new technology director and retained Kip Greenhill as middle school principal for one more year.

The New Albany-Plain Local school board on May 20 hired Keith Pomeroy as the district's new technology director and retained Kip Greenhill as middle school principal for one more year.

Pomeroy, technology director for Olentangy schools, will replace Jon Stonebraker, who will retire Jan. 31, 2014.

The district received 20 resumes and interviewed four candidates, said Michael Sawyers, chief of operations and strategic development.

The other three finalists were: Ben Liu, information technology director for the Columbus School for Girls; William Kerr, technology director of Reynoldsburg schools; and Joseph Penney, technology director of Madison-Plains Local schools.

Pomeroy will earn $107,500 annually and will begin work July 1. The value of his benefits package was not immediately available.

Sawyers said Pomeroy will work with Stonebraker and a new technology advisory committee to develop an overall technology plan.

The committee will make recommendations on how technology should be used in the new building slated to open by the fall of 2014 and ways to improve technology in other buildings.

"Keith will be an instrumental partner in our work to continue moving the district forward, while helping prepare us for the next generation of technology and both the challenges and opportunities it will present," Sawyers said.

Pomeroy has a master's degree in education from Ashland University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Otterbein College.

He has 20 years of experience working in education, having also worked as director of technology for the Delaware -Union Educational Service Center and as an educational technologist and elementary teacher for Hilliard schools.

Greenhill, hired las August as interim middle school principal, will continue to serve through the 2013-14 school year, district officials said last week.

The district opened the search for a middle school principal in January and received "some well-qualified candidates" but none with all the experience required, according to district officials.

In a statement emailed to parents last week, Superintendent April Domine wrote, "The role of middle school principal is a key component of the leadership team and while we met with candidates that would bring great experience to the position, we determined the need to continue our search and maintain our focus on the work that we have undertaken this year with Kip and his leadership team."

Greenhill is a former Upper Arlington High School principal who retired last June. He replaced Andy Culp, who accepted an assistant superintendent position with the Marysville school district on July 27.

Greenhill has a bachelor's degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master's degree from Kent State University.

He earns $99,500 annually and the district pays $40,446.25 in benefits for him.

The school board on extended his contract through July 31, 2014, with the same salary and benefits.