By Rick Palsgrove
Groveport Madison Schools Superintendent Garilee Ogden is expected to become the superintendent at Reynoldsburg City Schools.
The move is pending the approval of her contract with Reynoldsburg City Schools, which was expected to occur at the Reynoldsburg Board of Education meeting on the evening of May 26.
According to Groveport Madison Schools Communications Director Jeff Warner, Ogden is expected to begin her duties as superintendent of Reynoldsburg City Schools on July 1.
“While she has yet to submit her resignation to our board of education, it is anticipated her last official day with Groveport Madison Schools will be June 30,” said Warner on May 26.
Ogden served for one month as interim superintendent for Groveport Madison beginning July 1, 2018. She officially began as superintendent on Aug. 1, 2018.
When asked why she was interested in the Reynoldsburg job, Ogden said, “I was encouraged to apply for the position and the more I learned about Reynoldsburg City Schools, the more interested and excited I became about the prospect of working with their team and the many business partners who support their schools. It has always been an innovative district and I am excited about the opportunity to learn more being a part of the team. Groveport Madison Schools is a very special place, and I will always be grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here – and the wonderful relationships that I’ve gained over the years both as curriculum director and superintendent.”
Warner said the Groveport Madison Board of Education will determine what the process will be to select the district’s next superintendent. He said it is not known yet as to when Ogden’s replacement will be named.
When asked what qualities and experience will the board look for in the next superintendent, Warner said, “The board will need to make that determination.”
The board has not yet named an interim superintendent.