Tipp Board of Education names superintendent finalists

For the Miami Valley Today

TIPP CITY — In its search for a new superintendent, Tipp City Schools Board of Education narrowed its field of candidates to two finalists.

The board selected Aaron Moran, superintendent of Versailles Exempted Village Schools in Versailles, and Mark Stefanik, superintendent of Currituck County Schools in Currituck, North Carolina.

The board is conducting a superintendent search that began Jan. 8. The board is working with K-12 Business Consulting, Inc., a superintendent search firm in Ohio made up of former superintendents and treasurers from across the state.

The firm developed a superintendent profile based on input received during seven staff and community focus group sessions and from survey responses from parents, teachers, community members, elected officials, administrators, support staff members and students. The board reviewed the credentials of 26 applicants, many of whom were recruited.

The board selected six semi-finalists based on credentials related to information in the Superintendent Search Profile (located on the district web site) and the applications. These interviews occurred over two evenings, March 2 and 3, during special board meetings held in executive session.

According to the board, the quality of the candidates who applied for the position made it a challenging decision to select those six candidates.

The board has invited 15 citizens who represent the community and 15 district employees to the “Meet and Greet” session to be held on March 10 at Tippecanoe High School. The “Meet and Greet” Committee will have the opportunity to meet the final two candidates and ask each candidate questions. The committee will provide input to the board through K-12 Business Consulting, Inc., the company assisting in the search process.

Following the “Meet and Greet” Committee session, each candidate will present a 30-minute overview to the board in executive session and a question and answer session by the board members will follow. The successful candidate will be selected that evening or the next day. The official announcement of the new superintendent will occur during the board’s regular meeting on March 16 at the board office, 90 S. Tippecanoe Dr., Tipp City.

The board would like to thank all the participants in the focus groups in January and those who sent in surveys to contribute to the Superintendent Search Profile that drove the focus of the search. They would also like to thank the 30 members of the “Meet and Greet” Committee in advance for their important work.

For the Miami Valley Today