The Rossford Board of Education has decided to make one of their own alumni the district's new superintendent. The board announced today that it would vote to approve the appointment of Dan Creps at its regular meeting on Monday.
Mr. Creps has signed a two-year contract and will start April 1. School Board President Dawn Burks said he will be paid an annual salary of $115,000.
Mr. Creps, who grew up in Rossford and graduated from its high school, is principal of Perrysburg's Woodland Elementary School. He was one of two finalists for the superintendent's job, which is filled on an interim basis by Bill McFarland.
The other candidate was Deb Piotrowski, superintendent of Xenia Community Schools, east of Dayton. Both candidates toured the district and had meet-and-greets with staff and citizens.
Mr. Creps assumed his principalship in Perrysburg in 2007, coming from the Sylvania district, where he was principal at Sylvan Elementary. In Sylvania, he also did stints as assistant principal at Arbor Hills Junior High and was a sixth grade English and reading teacher at Timberstone Junior High and Whiteford Elementary.