Miamisburg City Schools gets new chief, AD

David Vail, head of Versailles schools, takes over Aug. 1.

At a special meeting Wednesday night, the Miamisburg City Schools Board of Education named David Vail as the district’s new superintendent. Earlier this month, the board promoted Miamisburg Middle School Athletic Director Jason Osborne to Miamisburg High School AD.

Vail, who has been the superintendent of Versailles Exempted Village Schools for more than four years, will replace the retiring Gregory Whitehead, effective Aug. 1.

Versailles, a school district of 1,332 students in 2010-11, earned the state’s highest rating of “Excellent with Distinction” on the Ohio Report Card last year and registered a performance index of 107.

By comparison, that performance index is slightly lower than Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Local Schools and higher than Springboro Community City Schools.

With 5,338 students reported in 2010-11, Miamisburg has more than four times the enrollment of Versailles. Miamisburg earned an “Excellent” rating last year and scored 99.9 on its performance index.

Vail is a Versailles resident who has been working in education for 31 years. He has served as a math teacher, coach, athletic director, assistant principal and superintendent.

Miamisburg School Board President Sharon Angel said Vail will be a great fit for Miamisburg.

“We are pleased to have an educational leader of the highest personal integrity; one who is committed to building upon Miamisburg’s drive to attain higher levels of achievement for all students,” Angel said. “His experience as a superintendent combined with extensive building administrative experience were significant factors.”

He said he and his wife, Kathleen, are looking forward to moving to the area and becoming involved in the school and community.

“I am anxious to start working with such a great staff and such a wonderful student body,” said Vail, who has two adult children.

Vail, who will receive an annual salary of $125,000, recently earned his doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership from the University of Dayton.

He also completed the Ohio School Leadership Institute in conjunction with Buckeye Association of School Administrators and The Center for Creative Leadership.

On April 19, Osborne was named Miamisburg High’s new athletic director.

Osborne, a 1986 Miamisburg graduate, has been with the district for 18 years as a teacher, coach and middle school AD.

He replaced Tom Hathaway, who recently was hired as athletic director at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.

Hathaway was at Miamisburg for five years, and previously had been an assistant athletic director at the University of Cincinnati. 

Staff writer Marc Pendleton contributed to this report.

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