Galion City Schools has chosen its next superintendent, the district has announced. During a May 16 meeting of the Board of Education, a contract was offered to Dr. Jeffrey Hartmann to assume the superintendent rule vacated by Jennifer Allerding following her resignation.
Three days later, on May 19, the district announced it had reached a contract agreement with Hartmann and voted to approve the hire. Hartmann is set to assume the role on Aug. 1
Currently, Hartmann serves as the principal at Stow-Monroe Falls High School. He previously spent time as the principal at Pottstown and Philipsburg-Osceola Area high schools and the assistant principal at Loyalsock Township High School in Pennsylvania as part of a 20-year career in education.
Hartmann has also served as an adjunct professor for Immaculata and Wilkes universities and the American College of Education teaching school leadership and principal preparation courses, and founded Upstream Leaders, a firm assisting organizations in rising to the next level of production and results.
Hartmann received a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, followed by a Master of Education in school leadership and education policy from the University of Pittsburgh. He then went on to pursue a Doctorate of Education in school leadership and education policy from the University of Pittsburgh.
“We are confident that Dr. Hartmann is the right person to lead our district and advance learning experiences that focus on the real-world application of content, the infusion of problem-based learning, and 21st-century learning opportunities,” said Board of Education President Grant Garverick in a release. “On behalf of all BOE members, I’d like to thank everyone who applied for the position as well as everyone who attended the interviews in person. We understand how important hiring the right person for our next superintendent is for Galion City Schools, and we are excited to move forward.”
The Board of Education’s next meeting is scheduled for June 20 at 7 p.m. and will be held in the Galion Middle School media center.