Three to be interviewed for Groveport Madison superintendent job


By Rick Palsgrove
Southeast Editor

The search for the new Groveport Madison Schools superintendent has been whittled down to three finalists.

The remaining candidates, who will be interviewed by the Groveport Madison Board of Education on May 23, are:

•John Hurd, interim superintendent, Groveport Madison Local Schools;

•Dr. Carl R. Metzger, assistant superintendent, South-Western City Schools; and

•Garilee Speer Ogden, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, Groveport Madison Local Schools.

On May 9 and 10, the board conducted interviews with eight superintendent candidates who were previously selected from a list of 29 applicants for the position. Providing additional feedback to the board were 34 staff and community members who also met with the eight candidates.

The board could name the district’s new superintendent at its May 30 meeting. The new superintendent replaces Bruce Hoover, who resigned for personal reasons on Feb. 9.

Out of the original 29 individuals who applied for the position. K12 Business Consulting Inc., the search firm hired by the district, recommended eight candidates for the board’s consideration for initial interviews. In addition to the three finalists – Hurd, Metzger, and Ogden – the other candidates were:
•Karen Arbogast, director of elementary education, Wooster City Schools;
•Keith Bell, former superintendent Euclid City Schools;
•Todd Boggs, superintendent, Osnaburg Local Schools;
•Dr. Reva Cosby, superintendent, Mount Healthy Schools;
•Dr. Kershini Naidu, director of student services, Orange City Schools.

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