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.