Fairborn Schools to interview 9 for superintendent position

First-round interviews are scheduled for Feb. 17-18, with finalists to be interviewed Feb. 29 and March 1-2.

The nine candidates are:

  • Thomas Bailey: Assistant Superintendent and Chief Operating Officer, Three Rivers Local Schools; Former Head Principal (Grades K-12), Three River Local Schools
  • Kirk Koennecki: Principal, Marion Harding High School, Marion City Schools; Former Principal, Springfield High School
  • Eugene Lolli: Principal, Fairborn High School; Former Superintendent, Springboro Community Schools
  • Carl Metzger: Assistant Superintendent, South-Western City Schools; Former Superintendent, Marion Local Schools
  • Mark North: Superintendent, Lebanon City Schools; Former Assistant Superintendent, Groveport Madison Local Schools
  • Tyrone Olverson: Superintendent, Finneytown Local Schools; Former Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Licking Heights Local Schools
  • Jeff Patrick: Superintendent, Franklin Monroe Local Schools, Pitsburg, Ohio; Former Superintendent, Bradford Exempted Village Schools
  • Jennifer Pennczarski: Superintendent, Kenton City Schools; Former Principal, Tri-Valley Middle School, Dresden, Ohio
  • Dr. Brad Ritchey: Director of Instructional Programs, Parma City Schools; Former Principal, Parma Normandy High School

Terry Riley was appointed Fairborn interim superintendent in September after Dave Scarberry stepped aside due to health reasons.

The district’s goal is to hire a superintendent by March 17, with the new leader starting in June or July.

There were a total of 24 applicants for the position.

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