Board Names Kellogg as District’s Next Leader

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The Westerville City School District Board of Education today announced that it has selected Dr. John Kellogg as its next Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Kellogg will assume the Superintendency on July 1, 2013, subsequent to the retirement of Dr. Dan Good.

“Dr. Kellogg brings an impressive list of credentials and a proven track record of success to our district,” said Board of Education President Denise Pope. “We believe his experience and leadership style will help our district maintain the positive momentum we’ve gained in recent years and build upon a tradition of excellence.”

Dr. Kellogg presently serves as the assistant superintendent of curriculum for South-Western City School District. He brings professional experience as a classroom teacher at Bruton High School in York County School District (Yorktown, Va.); assistant principal at Atlee High School in Hanover County Public Schools (Hanover, Va.); principal of Grove City High School in the South-Western City School District; principal of Bexley High School in the Bexley City School District; and executive director of secondary schools in the South-Western City School District. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and master’s degree in Secondary Science Curriculum from the College of William and Mary, an educational specialist degree in Educational Leadership from George Washington University, and a doctor of education degree in Educational Leadership from Ohio University.

Dr. Kellogg has participated in the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio 2011 District Leadership Institute, completed Lean Six Sigma training, participated on the Mayor of Bexley’s Budget Review and Recommendations committee, served on the Capital University Institutional Review Board as a community representative, and has served on the Buckeye Association of School Administrators’ technology committee. His hobbies include distance running, reading and spending time with his family.

The Board of Education will vote on Dr. Kellogg’s contract during its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on February 11, 2013, in the Westerville South High School Commons, 303 S. Otterbein Avenue.
Dr. Kellogg’s salary will be $185,000 annually and he will be responsible for paying the full amount of required contributions to his state retirement system.

“I’m both thrilled and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead a school district with such a positive reputation as the Westerville City Schools,” Dr. Kellogg said. “I look forward to meeting and getting to know the people in our district and community who have made our district as successful as it is today. I also look forward to exploring innovative ways we can continue to work together to take student achievement to new heights.”