Saturday, April 22, 2000

10 seek Monroe superintendent job

Monroe schools focus search for district leader

BY Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer Contributor

        MONROE — When the Monroe Board of Education begins its review of applicants for superintendent next week it will be looking at 10 administrators now employed in Ohio school districts.

• Dave Baker, assistant superintendent, Princeton Schools.
• Arnol Elam, assistant superintendent, Reading Community Schools.
• Mike Russell, superintendent, Benjamin Logan Schools, near Bellefontaine.
• Doug Lantz, business manager, Milford Schools.
• Robert Hoover, superintendent, Bright Local Schools, Highland County.
• Larry Knapp, principal, Verity Middle School.
• Jim Reilly, principal, Crest Hills Middle School, Cincinnati Public Schools.
• Robert Leahy, principal, Franklin High School.
• Jim Garber, superintendent, Bryan City Schools, west of Toledo.
• Joe Pielech, principal, Steubenville City Schools, Jefferson County.
• Fred Reeder, United Farm Supply training consultant.
        Most of the applicants work for Southwest Ohio schools, including Larry Knapp, principal at Verity Middle School, where Monroe's seventh- and eighth-grade students attend classes; and Robert Leahy, principal at Franklin High School.

        “There were twice as many applicants as I thought we would get,” said Jamie Pierce, president of the Monroe school board. “I was pleasantly surprised.”

        The district's treasurer job drew two applicants: Mary Wilham, who holds a treasurer's certificate and works as an associate in the treasurer's office at Edgewood Schools; and Monroe resident Roger Enchelmey er, a payroll supervisor at AK Steel.

        Interim Superintendent Dan Hare said the board will begin looking at the applicants at a closed meeting called for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Butler County Educational Service Center.

        Also at the meeting, the board will discuss negotiations with the various bargaining units. No action is expected.


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