Margaretta Schools selects leader

Schroer has roots in the region
Tom Jackson
May 16, 2014

 

The new Margaretta Schols superintendent, Daniel Schroer, says he’s looking forward to running a district where he can watch kindergarten students grow up to become high school graduates.

In a school district such as Margaretta’s, which has 1,100 students, “I will know the kids,” Schroer said. “I will know their families”

Margaretta’s school board selected Schroer, 45, at the board’s Wednesday night meeting.

He’s currently the superintendent of Greene County Career Center in Xenia. He’ll start his new post Aug. 1.

Schroer said the high-quality school district and the ability to be near family were two attractions of the job.

“Margaretta is a fabulous school district,” he said. “My family is from Ottawa County”

Schroer said he began his education career as an agriculture education teacher from 1993 to 1996 for Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools in Oak Harbor. His wife, Kim, grew up in Oak Harbor.

Schroer won the post after the school board narrowed down the search to him and two other finalists. Schroer will be succeeding superintendent Ed Kurt.

“Frankly, I miss teaching every day. I think teachers have the greatest job in the world,” said Schroer.

He said working in a small district will allow him to spend time in the classroom, be active in the community and to see every part of the students’ educational experience.

Schroer and his wife have four children. Two are older and out of school, but the family also has two younger sons, an eighthgrader and ninth-grader.

Schroer graduated from New Bremen High School in 1987 and has a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University. He also has a master’s degree in agricultural education from OSU and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision from Bowling Green State University.