Margaretta school board interviewing 8 finalists for superintendent position

“We’ve had some excellent candidates come forward”
Alissa Widman Neese
Apr 22, 2014


Margaretta Schools is gradually whittling down its list of superintendent hopefuls.

As of Monday, school board members had narrowed 22 applicants to eight finalists to be interviewed, with several interviews already occurring, board president JoAnn McMahon said.

Click HERE for the resumes and cover letters of the applicants

The process is going “extremely well” she said.

“We’ve had some excellent candidates come forward,” McMahon said after a brief board meeting.

The plan, which is still on schedule: Conduct candidate interviews throughout April and hire a new superintendent by May 19.

The chosen person will then transition into the new job throughout June and July and officially begin on Aug. 1.

Ed Kurt, Margaretta Schools superintendent for the past 12 years, announced his resignation in February after accepting a job as Findlay Schools superintendent. Kurt will help his replacement transition into the new position, he said.

During Monday’s meeting, which lasted about 25 minutes, one woman asked board members if all superintendent applicants have acquired a superintendent’s license.

Two of the eight interviewees have not yet obtained a license, McMahon replied.

Applicants Drew Grahl, Troy Roth, Rodney Smith and Richard Weigel do not have superintendent’s licenses, according to applications the Register received through a public records request. In their applications, all four candidates indicated they are working toward their licensure.

The remaining 18 applicants have already achieved their licensure.

Monday’s meeting concluded with another closed-door session to discuss employing a new superintendent, with no public action following.

Board member Kent Miller did not attend the meeting.


entitled to my ...

So- can anyone tell me WHO the 8 finalists are?


If 2 of the applicants do not have the license, and 2 of those people work or live in the school district...hmmm.....


Perhaps, Gunner or Fox???


They are down to 3 and none are from around here, so I hear.


That may be best.




Yes it would be best for all if the hired someone from the outside. We are getting rid of the biggest Good Ole Boy we certainly don't need another one to take his place! Bye Bye Eddie Boy!!