2022 Superintendent Search

On June 29, 2022, Superintendent Paul Imhoff, Ed.D., announced that he will retire in January 2023. The Upper Arlington Board of Education is committed to setting up a thorough and comprehensive search process and looking forward to prioritizing community engagement and feedback from parents and guardians, students, staff and the school district community as a whole.


This webpage will provide updates on the search process as they are available.

Board of Education update on superintendent search

As the search for the next superintendent of Upper Arlington Schools continues, Board of Education President Lori Trent shared an update at the December 13, 2022 Board of Education meeting and commented that the search is going “very well.”


“It is an interesting time to be running a superintendent search,” she said. “There are fewer candidates out there than there were a decade ago. These candidates are also expecting an interview process that is more similar to what you see in the business world.”

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Interim position finalized; superintendent search continues

As the search for the next superintendent of Upper Arlington Schools continues, the Board of Education has finalized that Kathy Jenney, Ed.D., the current associate superintendent of human resources and operations for the district, will serve as the interim superintendent through the end of July 2023.

Dr. Jenney will step into the interim role in January when current Superintendent Paul Imhoff, Ed.D., retires. She will be the first woman to serve in the role of superintendent in the history of Upper Arlington Schools.
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Search firm completes Leadership Profile Report

Following a series of community engagement opportunities in the superintendent search process, Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) has completed a Leadership Profile Report for Upper Arlington Schools.
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Information for potential applicants

Upper Arlington Schools is looking for its next superintendent following the announcement by Superintendent Paul Imhoff, Ed.D., that he will be retiring in January 2023. The Upper Arlington Board of Education has selected Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) to assist in the search process. Potential applicants may contact Max McGee, president of HYA, at (224) 234-6129.

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