UPDATE: Oakwood school board votes to appoint Beavercreek director to vacant seat

UPDATE: The Oakwood Board of Education voted Monday night to appoint Deron Schwieterman to fill a vacancy seat.


OAKWOOD — The Oakwood Board of Education plans Monday night to appoint a Beavercreek schools administrator to a vacant seat, bypassing three candidates seeking election to the panel.

The board has selected Beavercreek City Schools Human Resources Director Deron Schwieterman to replace Meredith Quigley, who resigned last month with plans to move out of state.

Schwieterman, a University of Dayton grad who has lived in Oakwood since 2016, was among 14 applicants and three finalists to replace Quigley, according to the district.

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Those applying included three candidates — Amy Honaker, Gwyn King and Laura Middleton — on the November ballot for three school board seats. John Wilson is the only incumbent among the five certified candidates, according to the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

The screening process that led to Schwieterman’s selection started Aug. 27. Board members “deliberately chose to defer to the community’s evaluation” of Honaker, King and Middleton until the Nov. 2 election, according to the district.

Other finalists were Gregory Derus and Justin Lyles. Schwieterman impressed officials from the outset of interviews, Oakwood board President Todd Duwel said in an announcement.

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He “arrives ready to serve our schools and our community on day one. He joins a board committed to doing what is best for all our students,” Duwel said.

“Throughout this process, we were struck by his authentic passion to serve and his desire to find meaningful compromise when faced with spirited debate,” he added.

Attempts to reach Schwieterman on Friday were unsuccessful.

“I am drawn to serve my community and to continually learn and grow,” he said in the district’s announcement.

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“Oakwood’s demonstrated success and high student achievement is at the heart of my decision to commit to this unique opportunity,” Schwieterman added.

He will fill the remainder of the term, which expires Dec. 31, 2023, official said.

Schwieterman has worked in the Beavercreek school district for 27 years, the past 11 in his current job, records show.

Prior to that he taught fifth grade and was a building administrator for seven years, according to his resume.

Schwieterman earned a bachelor’s degree in 1991 and a master’s degree in 2000, both from UD, according to records.

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