Whitehall City Schools Superintendent Search

Wells Named Whitehall City Schools Superintendent

The Whitehall City School District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Superintendent. The Board seeks an effective and experienced leader in education and administration. It is preferred that the new Superintendent will take office by January 2022.

Community Information about Whitehall

Whitehall is a suburban, residential community located east of Columbus, Ohio. It was organized in 1810 as Truro Township (later to become Whitehall) and encompasses 5.2 square miles. Just minutes from downtown Columbus, Whitehall is a growing suburb. It is known for its small-town feel in a big city setting. Known as “The City of Pride,” Whitehall boasts a very diverse community and celebrates many different cultures. In any given year, as many as 25 different languages are spoken by students at Whitehall-Yearling High School. The City of Whitehall is an economically vibrant community committed to attracting, retaining and expanding businesses. An ever-growing expansion of parks and leisure destinations put Whitehall on the list for young families to locate.

About Whitehall City Schools

The Whitehall City School District provides a safe, positive, student-centered environment focused on quality learning. It is the mission of the school district to create success through personalized learning for every student, every day. The Whitehall Board of Education is committed to individual student achievement, growth and development by providing a curriculum that is rich, varied and designed to prepare students to become effective members of society. The district serves approximately 3,400 students and provides a wide variety of programming designed to meet the needs of a diverse population. These programs include a solid curriculum in core subject areas aligned with state of Ohio expected learning outcomes. Other services include:
  • a full-day kindergarten program for all students;
  • services for students who speak English as a second language;
  • services for gifted and talented students;
  • an after-school program for academic intervention and enrichment;
  • services for students with special needs; and
  • social work, counseling and guidance services.
Whitehall-Yearling High School students have the opportunity to take advanced placement classes as well as college classes from Columbus State Community College. Students at Rosemore Middle School have the opportunity to take high school classes for high school credit in math, English and foreign language. Virtual learning classes for credit recovery are also available for students.

The district is a charter member of the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools, which provide career training programs for business, technology, agriculture, medical and dental assistance, trade and industrial occupations. In addition, Whitehall Schools provides an award winning fine arts program including visual and performing arts, vocal and instrumental music.

Whitehall City Schools completed construction of five new school buildings in 2012 thanks to the support of the community of Whitehall. These new facilities are state-of-the-art in terms of the learning spaces they provide for our students.

District Mission & Vision

To create success through personalized learning for every student, every day.

The Whitehall City Schools community inspires and guides all to dream, grow, and succeed.

Leadership Criteria

The Board is specifically seeking candidates who can demonstrate superior communication skills and have an ongoing record of improving the academic performance in their current district. Equally important, the Board will be seeking candidates who have demonstrated a strong understanding of the changing economic context of schools and who are prepared to work collaboratively with the Treasurer and community to successfully meet these challenges. 

Our Superintendent shall be able to demonstrate:
  • Vision, Continuous Organizational Improvement, and Focused Planning of District Work: the Superintendent shall embrace a vision, emphasize continuous improvement, and develop a focused plan for achieving district goals.
  • Communication and Collaboration: the Superintendent will ensure that processes are in place to facilitate communication and collaboration with the Board of Education and the district Treasurer, as well as establish and maintain effective relationships with school personnel, and engage the external community including all other governing bodies within the district.
  • Superior Management Through Policies and Governance: the Superintendent will identify, prioritize, recommend and follow policies and governance procedures that maintain a focus on the central goal — ensuring the success of all students.
  • Instructional Leadership: the Superintendent provides leadership for the creation of instructional systems designed for high student achievement in partnership with the faculty and parents.
  • Resource Management and Development: the Superintendent will focus financial, human, time, material, technological, community and facility resources in support of district goals for instruction and achievement.
  • Leadership: the Superintendent will demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, sound and thoughtful
    decision-making skills, facilitate a culture of trust and high expectations, engage in self-development, facilitate conflict management, demonstrate creativity, anticipate problems, demonstrate entrepreneurial skills, be a self-initiator, and demonstrate high ethical and professional behavior.

Applicant Criteria

The Board of Education is seeking a candidate who is an experienced administrator who embraces the challenge of leading a district to the next level while working collaboratively with the Board, community, staff and students to meet their demands. A component includes working collaboratively with all municipalities within the district. The position of Superintendent requires an Ohio Superintendent’s license and at least a master’s degree.


  • September 21, 2021 | Announcement of Vacancy
  • October 22, 2021 | Application Deadline
  • November 2, 2021 | Interviews Begin
  • December 6, 2021 | Board Action to Employ
  • January 2022 | Preferred Start Date

Terms of Employment & Compensation

The Board will provide a competitive compensation package. A multiyear contract with provisions for annual review and evaluation will be offered. The actual salary and benefits will be commensurate with the education and experience of the candidate.

Contact Us

For information regarding the position, please contact:
Dan Good, Ph.D.
Associate Superintendent
614.917.3741 or 
[email protected]

For further information regarding the application process, please contact:
Jean Hanna
Human Resources
ESC of Central Ohio