Oakwood schools to name interim leader, hire new superintendent later

OAKWOOD — An interim superintendent is expected to be named this year before Oakwood schools hires a long-term replacement for Kyle Ramey.

Oakwood City Schools said the process to find a successor for Ramey, who is resigning effective Dec. 31, is expected to run through July 2023.

The district’s board of education has engaged K-12 Business Consulting Inc. to help with the search, it was announced this week.

Board President Todd Duwel said anticipates naming someone temporarily to the top administrative job around November, according to the district.

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About the same time, board members will engage representatives from a cross-section of the community to develop the profile of the next superintendent, officials said.

“Oakwood schools has long been recognized for delivering excellent education. This achievement does

not happen without well-prepared students, a highly committed staff, a deeply supportive community,

and a great partnership with families,” Duwel said in a released statement.

“As we transition, the board of education will thoughtfully lean into these same groups to assure the next generation of Oakwood schools’ students benefit from our shared values,” he added.

Ramey’s resignation was accepted by the board this week. Ramey said earlier he plans to relocate out of the area to be closer to family.

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“I will miss working with such outstanding professionals and truly value the friendships we have created,” he said in the three-paragraph resignation letter.

Ramey became the district’s superintendent in 2013. Before he came to Oakwood schools, Ramey was in Kettering City Schools for 20 years as a teacher, principal and director.

K-12 Business Consulting specializes in working with Ohio’s public school districts, according to its website. Several of its staff members are former administrators for districts in the state.

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