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Waterloo Superintendent Andrew Hill has taken the superintendent job at Wadsworth City Schools in Medina County. He was expected to be officially named by Wadsworth Wednesday night.
The Waterloo Board of Education will meet at 8 p.m. May 2 in the high school media center to accept Hill's resignation effective July 1 and to discuss plans to search for a new superintendent.
"While this new chapter in my life will be a great opportunity for me and my family, I will truly miss working in Waterloo," he wrote in an email to faculty and staff. "Over the last three years I have grown very fond of the students, faculty/staff and community here. I've appreciated your support during my time here."
Hill is in his third year as Waterloo superintendent. Prior to that he served as the principal at Crestwood Middle School for three years. He and his family live in Jackson Township.
"I promise you that I will work hard during my final two months in Waterloo to continue to move our district forward, following our five-year strategic plan," he wrote. "I will also assist with the transition in any way the board of education decides appropriate for me to do."
Five Portage County school districts are now seeking superintendents. Southeast Superintendent Tom Harrison, James A. Garfield Superintendent Chuck Klamer and Crestwood Superintendent Joe Iacano all announced plans to retire this year.
The Field School District is seeking a new superintendent after Beth Coleman resigned earlier this year. The Waterloo and Field boards of education have been in talks to share a superintendent. With Hill's announcement, it is unclear if talks between the two districts will continue.
Streetsboro also will see a new superintendent this year. Michael Daulbaugh will begin his duties on Aug. 1, taking over from Dr. Tim Calfee, former Ravenna schools superintendent, who is serving under a one-year contract. Calfee's last official day is July 31.
Dr. Hill, Thank you for the wonderful legacy you have left for the Waterloo District. You have served with dignity and dedication. We've known your caring, devotion and honesty. Though so many are sad to see you leave Waterloo, just as many send well wishes with you. I wish you God speed throughout your career, wherever you serve. -Bonnie Hutchison
Who can blame him. Parents in those communities actually vote to better their school system to attract top of the line professionals like Dr. Hill to teach and guide their children. When are we going to "get it" and take pride in where we live? Ever say what school your child is going to and watch the look on peoples faces?? Get outside your bubble and get involved with your schools. Stop being so apathetic and we wouldn't lose the good ones!! Don't you care about your own children enough to vote or get involved???
Beth Coleman resigned. She wasn't fired.
Following the money?
Beth Coleman resigned she wasn't fired. Get it right!!!
So much for sharing a superintendent with Field.