Upper Arlington City Schools News Article

Superintendent Imhoff announces plans to retire in January 2023

June 29, 2022

Upper Arlington Schools Superintendent Paul Imhoff, Ed.D., has announced that he will retire in January 2023.  

Imhoff says his 10 years in Upper Arlington are the most memorable of his 30-plus year career in public schools.  

“We have amazing students, the most dedicated and talented teachers, and an incredibly supportive community,” Imhoff said. “Our own children are both UAHS graduates, and our family will always be Golden Bears.”

In retirement, Imhoff and his family plan to stay in Upper Arlington.  He will continue to support public education by working as the director of governmental relations for the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA).

“The Board of Education congratulates Paul on his next chapter. We are so grateful for his visionary leadership during the past 10 years and wish him the very best as he retires,” Board of Education President Lori Trent said. 

“This morning, the Board of Education met to discuss next steps. We are 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. I have already directed Treasurer Andrew Geistfeld to initiate the process to request proposals from search firms to assist us in our search for our next superintendent.” 

The Board of Education will share more information about the next steps as it is available, and has also set up a webpage under the Board of Education section on our website to document the search process and share updates.  

“We want to hear from as many stakeholders as possible as we create the profile of a successful candidate and move forward in this process together,” Trent added.    

Imhoff has led the district through a time of significant achievement and growth in the 10 years since he joined the district in July 2013.  

“The past 10 years have been an incredibly important period for our district,” said Nancy Drees, who has served on the Board of Education for more than 10 years.  “There have been so many great strides forward for our students and our community, and it has all happened during a time of significant enrollment growth, too.”

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