By Whitney Vickers
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn City School District saw 24 individuals interested in its open superintendent position after closing the application Friday, Jan. 29.
Applicants include FCS’s own Director of Business Affairs Ed Gibbons and Fairborn High School Principal Gene Lolli.
The next step in the process is narrowing down the amount of applicants from 24 to a range between six and eight, which will take place Thursday, Feb. 4 during a FCS Board of Education executive session following the regular meeting.
“We’re going through the resumes and details,” Board President Andrew Wilson said. “Each of us (members) will make our own list.”
These candidates will then be interviewed Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Thursday, Feb. 18. The selection will come down to three possible superintendents, who will meet with community members and undergo another round of interviews as February comes to an end and March begins.
The new superintendent will be named within the month of March, and FCS officials said the individual will be on board and ready to begin by the first day of the new school year.
“We got a lot of great candidates,” FCS Chief Financial Officer Nicole Marshall said. “We are very fortunate.”
Applicants include Jay Arbaugh, former superintendent of Keystone Local Schools (LaGrange, Oh.); Thomas Bailey, assistant superintendent and chief operating officer of Three Rivers Local Schools (Cleves, Oh.); Amy Baldridge, director of programs at Greene County Educational Service Center; David Bartoe, director of education and principal, Lockland Local Schools; Thomas Brady, principal of Madison High School; Roger Lee Cade, principal, Edgerton Junior/Senior High School (Hicksville, Oh.); Jack Cunningham, CEO/president of Chesterson Group School Management Consultants (Alliance, Oh.); Dr. Glenn Faircloth, superintendent of Lorain County Joint Vocational School District (Oberlin, Oh.); Ed Gibbons, director of business affairs at FCS; Dr. Susan Hayward, assistant superintendent of the Beavercreek City School District; Chad Hill, pricipal of Vandalia-Butler High School; Larry Hook, superintendent of the Carlisle Local School District; Jonathan Kuehnle, campus director of Springfield High School of the Springfield City School District; Gene Lolli, principal of Fairborn High School; Rebecca Lowry, school psychologist of London City Schools (London, Oh.); Dean Lynch, superintendent of Blanchester Local Schools; Mark Manley, music teacher at Warner Middle School (Xenia, Oh.); Mark North, superintendent of Lebanon City Schools; Tyrone Olverson, superintendent of Finneytown Local Schools (Cincinnati, Oh.); Jeff Patrick, superintendent of Franklin-Monroe Local Schools (Arcanum, Oh.); Jennifer Pennczarski, superintendent of Kenton City Schools; Dr. Brad Ritchey, director of instructional assessment of the Parma City School District; Paul Ross, technology director of Bexley City Schools and Dr. James Schoelein, campus director of American National University (Kettering, Oh.)