The Valley View Board of Education would like to announce our two finalists for the position of Superintendent of Valley View Local Schools. They are Mr. Darrin Knapke and Mr. Ben Richards.
Mr. Knapke is currently the Director of Administrative Services, Supervisor of Special Education, and Principal of Enon Elementary School for the Greenon Local School District, Clark County, Ohio.
Mr. Richards is currently the Director of Communications and Community Outreach, and the Director of Pupil Services for the Southwest Licking Local School District.
All eight candidates interviewed were highly qualified and each would have brought certain abilities and talents with them to the position, and that was due to the hard work of K-12 Consulting and Dr. Dennis Leone securing an excellent pool of candidates for us from which to choose. But in reading the District Profile, which was created using the information gathered through the survey and the various focus groups, these two particular candidates rose to the top of the list as possessing the desired characteristics that our Community, Parents, Staff, Students, and Administrators would like to see in our next Superintendent. The Valley View BOE is extremely confident that either of these finalist will be a great addition to our district.
Final interviews will be conducted this coming Tuesday, March 6th. The final interview process will be conducted by a meet and greet committee made of a diverse group of people representing faculty (both certified and classified), parents of current, former and future students, and community members. The feedback from this committee will then be used by the BOE to aide in their decision making process.