MORE: Fairborn hires Lebanon superintendent
Clifford, who has held the job since 1999, submitted his resignation last month and will work through July. The district includes West Carrollton, and parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine.
The 16 applicants all either live or work in Ohio, according to the district. Applicants with area ties include:
-Amy Baldridge, Greene County Education Services Center director of educational programs;
-Kimberly Hall, Walter Shade Early Childhood Center principal in West Carrollton;
-Shelley Hilderbrand, Huber Heights City Schools assistant superintendent;
- Matthew McCorkle, former Washington Court House Schools superintendent;
- Jeff Patrick, Franklin-Monroe Local Schools superintendent;
-Jim Schoenlein, former Kettering City Schools superintendent.
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Other applicants include: current superintendents Martha Hasselbusch of South Central in Greenwich; Robert Humble of Fairbanks Local Schools in Milford Center; Michael McCoy Oak Hill Union Local Schools in Jackson County; Andrea Townsend, of New Bremen Local Schools in Auglaize County; and former superintendent Kent Polen, former superintendent of Beaver Local Schools in Lisbon.
Others with central office experience include: Thomas Bailey, assistant superintendent of Three Rivers Local Schools in Cleves near Cincinnati; Joyce Thompson, a retired director/supervisor with Columbus City Schools; Patty Main, curriculum director of Sandy Valley Schools in Magnolia.
Current school principals include: Michael Eicher of Dawson-Bryant Local Schools in Powell and - Dawson-Bryant Local Schools; and Milton Folson of Mt. Healthy City Schools near Cincinnati.
Board members said they want to find a replacement for Clifford by early May and for that person to start work by Aug. 1.