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.

Share your thoughts on the superintendent search

The Board of Education is committed to setting up a thorough and comprehensive search process that prioritizes community engagement and feedback from all of stakeholders — parents and guardians, students, staff and the school district community as a whole. There will be multiple opportunities for all community members and groups to provide input on community priorities. 


Superintendent search survey — open through Friday, September 30 

As a first step, the Board of Education is inviting all stakeholders to share their thoughts about the personal and professional attributes, skills, and qualifications they would like to see in the next superintendent, as well as what that individual's priorities should be for the district. The Board of Education — with the assistance of the search firm Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates (HYA) — has developed a brief survey that will remain open through midnight on Friday, September 30. 


Start the superintendent search survey


In-person and virtual community forums 

Over the next two weeks, HYA will be hosting five community forums to ensure the Board of Education hears from all stakeholders. There are multiple opportunities for everyone to participate. We hope you will share your thoughts at one of the following evenings:


In-person community forums

Two separate forum opportunities will be conducted simultaneously on each of the following evenings:


  • Wednesday, September 21 — 7 p.m. at Upper Arlington High School, 1625 Zollinger Road

  • Thursday, September 22 — 7 p.m. at Upper Arlington High School, 1625 Zollinger Road


Virtual community forum



We encourage you to take the time over the next two weeks to share your thoughts through the survey and by attending a community forum. As we move forward, we will continue to share updates on the process on this webpage.


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Board of Education selects firm to lead superintendent search

The Board of Education took action at a special meeting on August 18, 2022, to direct the district treasurer to enter into contract negotiations with HYA (Hazard Young Attea Associates) to lead the search for Upper Arlington Schools’ next superintendent. 

The Board of Education had interviewed three finalists over the course of two special meetings on August 17 and 18. To view the live-streamed videos of the meetings, please click here.

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Board of Education sets meetings to interview superintendent search firms

Updated August 17, 2022


The Board of Education is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, August 18, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. to interview three companies that submitted proposals to conduct the search for the next superintendent of the Upper Arlington Schools.


The special meeting of the Board will begin at 3:30 p.m. both days in the Mirolo Theater at Upper Arlington High School, 1625 Zollinger Road.

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Request for Proposals - Superintendent Search Services

The Board of Education of the Upper Arlington City Schools — a national leader in education — requests proposals for professional services to assist the Board in conducting a superintendent search. Upper Arlington Schools is a lighthouse district with a legacy of excellence in academics, the arts and athletics; a long-running philosophy of educating the whole child; and remarkable new school facilities to support and enhance the learning experience for students in this growing school district of more than 6,300 students.
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