OTTAWA HILLS, Ohio — Ottawa Hills has named two finalists to fill the superintendent position that will be left vacant by Superintendent Kevin Miller, who announced his resignation in February.
Sylvania Schools superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske is still in the running, as well as Richard Baird, current North Union Local Schools superintendent in Richwood, OH.
The two were chosen out of five semi-finalists, which were:
- Dr. Adam Fineske, current Sylvania Schools superintendent
- Kevin Herman, current Anthony Wayne assistant superintendent
- Dr. Ted Haselman, current Pike-Delta-York superintendent
- Virginia Potter, current Bethel Local Schools superintendent (Tipp City, OH)
- Richard Baird, current North Union Local Schools superintendent (Richwood, OH)
To get the top two spots, Dr. Fineske and Baird were interviewed in executive session at Ottawa Hills on Monday and Tuesday along with two other candidates.
Ottawa Hills says one of the candidates withdrew from the running.
They will now be interviewed by the five-member board and 25 district stakeholders on May 21 and 22, with the latter being Dr. Fineske's interview date.
The board says they hope to make a final decision next week.
Current superintendent Miller is resigning to join the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), a statewide group representing Ohio superintendents and other top administrators.
His last day with the district will be July 31.
Ottawa Hills was recently ranked #5 in a list of top best high schools in Ohio.