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EDWARD KURT
Superintendent of Schools

Ed Kurt begins his Superintendent tenure of Findlay City Schools after serving as Superintendent of Margaretta Local Schools for twelve years. Prior serving as a Superintendent Mr. Kurt held administrative positions at Perkins Local Schools, Worthington City Schools, and Madison Plains Local Schools. Mr. Kurt also taught Mathematics in the Madison-Plains Local school district, and Sandusky City Schools. Mr. Kurt has a Bachelor degree from Ohio State University in Mathematic Education, and a Masters degree from Ashland University in Education Administration.

He is a member of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), Legislative Committee and OHSAA Committee. Mr. Kurt has also served as a mentor to new superintendents for BASA on two occasions. Mr. Kurt and his wife Kim live in the Findlay district, and are the proud parents of six adult children, and three granddaughters.


  TROY ROTH
Assistant Superintendent

Troy Roth begins his Assistant Superintendent tenure of Findlay City Schools after serving as Principal of Margaretta Middle/High School for four years. Prior to serving as principal, Mr. Roth served 10 years as the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Margaretta. Mr. Roth also taught Business in the Sandusky City School District for eight years. Mr. Roth has a Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University in Business Education, and a Masters degree from Ashland University in Education Administration. Troy has been married to his wife Kari and they have three children, Gabby, Ryan, and Justin.

 


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  MIKE BARNHART, CPA
Findlay City School Treasurer
 
Mike Barnhart began his work with Findlay City Schools in December 2004.  He began his career as a school treasurer with the Oberlin City School District in Lorain County in March of 1999.  He later became treasurer of Fairview Park City Schools in Cuyahoga County before coming to Findlay.
 
Prior to becoming a school treasurer, he worked in municipal government for the City of Lima Utilities Department for over five (5) years; and before that, he briefly worked in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Department of Education’s National Advisory Council on Indian Education.
 
Mr. Barnhart grew up in Lima.  He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant, as well as a Registered School Business Fiscal Officer.  Mr. Barnhart also holds certifications as a Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager, and Certified Government Financial Manager, as well as the State Auditor’s Financial Accountability Certificate.  He is married with four children, a member of Findlay Kiwanis, and a Findlay school district resident and taxpayer.

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  MARTIN WHITE
Director of Technology

Martin White began his work with Findlay City Schools in August of 2007.  Before coming to Findlay City Schools, Mr. White served as the Chief Information Officer for Northwest State Community College.
 
Prior to Northwest State Community College, he worked at Walsh College, as the Director of the Instructional Design Center, and Technology Director.  He has also served in the Federal Aviation Administration as Training Administrator at Detroit Metro Air Traffic Control Tower and as a psychologist with Elliott & Associates.
 
Mr. White grew up in Columbus, Indiana.  He received his bachelors degree from the University of Toledo and masters from Eastern Michigan University.  He is member of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.  He currently lives with his wife in Toledo.


 
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  ROSEMARY ROOKER
Executive Director, Digital Academy

Rosemary Rooker began working with Findlay City Schools in 1990. Her career in education has included being a Special Education Teacher, Work Study Coordinator, Special Education Supervisor, Principal at Northview Primary School and Jacobs Primary School, and Assistant Principal at Glenwood Middle School. Mrs. Rooker earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education at West Virginia University, and her Masters Degree at Bowling Green State University. She received her Principal Certification from Ashland University and Superintendent Certificate from the University of Findlay. Mrs. Rooker lives in Findlay with her husband Ron. They have five grown children and enjoy traveling and spending time with their family.


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STEPHANIE ROTH
Director of Elementary Instruction
 
Stephanie Roth began her work with Findlay City Schools in the fall of 1995. She began her career with the district at Glenwood Middle School, working as the LD resource room teacher.  In the fall of 1999 she changed teaching assignments at Glenwood and began teaching 7th grade regular education classes of Language Arts and Math.  She remained at Glenwood teaching until the 2001 school year when she became the assistant principal at Donnell Middle School and eventually served as the head principal at Donnell. In the fall of 2006 she began in her current position, elementary curriculum director, for the Findlay City Schools.

Stephanie Roth was raised in Arcadia, Ohio.  She attended Bowling Green State University where she received her degree and certificate in elementary education 1-8 and special K-12 education.  Ms. Roth received her master degree from the University of Findlay in 2000 and completed additional course work to earn her administrator's license K-12 in 2002.  Stephanie currently resides in Findlay and has one son.


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RICH STEINER
Director of Secondary Instruction

Rich Steiner is in his second stint with the Findlay City Schools.  Earlier in his 38 year education career Rich taught mathematics at Glenwood Junior High School before becoming the Assistant Principal and then Principal of Donnell.  He came back to the district after serving as a high school principal for four years and a local school superintendent for fourteen years in Hancock County.  Since his return to Findlay City Schools he has served as the Assistant Director of Millstream Career Center for one year and Principal of Central Middle School for two years.  He began his teaching career as a high school mathematics teacher and football coach at Whiteford High School in Ottawa Lake, Michigan.  He also coached football for seven years at Findlay High School, and wrestling and track at Glenwood.

Rich earned his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Toledo and a Master of Education degree from Bowling Green State University.  He has completed over thirty semester hours of graduate course work beyond his Master's degree to become licensed as a school superintendent.

He is a member of Findlay Evangelical Free Church,  Vice Chairman of the Hancock Federal Credit Union Board of Directors and is an Eagle Scout.  Rich’s wife, Patti, is an RN at Blanchard Valley Medical Associates and Cascade Women's Health.  They are the proud parents of six children and ten grandchildren.



  DENNIS MCPHERON
Director of Operations

Dennis McPheron has been the Director of Operations for Findlay City Schools for the past nine years. Prior to joining the schools, he served ten years as the Operations and Maintenance Coordinator at the University of Findlay.

Dennis is a graduate of The Ohio State University.

He is married to Sharyn and has two daughters Molly and Megan. He is a member of Gateway Church.


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  Mr. David Danhoff
Director of Millstream Career Center

Dave Danhoff begins his tenure as Director of Millstream after serving over 22 years as a Superintendent at Mohawk Local, Clyde-Green Springs Exempted, Vanguard-Sentinel Career Center, Willard City Schools and Lakota Local. During Mr. Danhoff's last three years he served the Sandusky City Schools as their Chief of Staff/Transformation Officer.

Mr. Danhoff earned his Bachelor's degree from the University of Findlay and his Master's degree from Ashland University in Educational Administration.

Mr. Danhoff is the proud parent of two adult children Ben and Alivia Danhoff who currently reside in Columbus and Springfield Ohio.


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  Dr. Victoria Swartz
Director of Student Services

Victoria Swartz began her career with the Findlay City School district in August 2009 serving as the High School principal. In addition, she has prior years’ experience as an intermediate, middle school and high school assistant principal in Portage, Summit and Stark County.

She taught high school language arts for the Green Local School district, where she also served as yearbook advisor and department chair. However, she began her career in education in Summit County as a director of an alternative school where she also taught Language Arts.

Vickie earned her Ph.D. from Kent State University in Education Administration. Her research focused on at-risk children, home-school collaboration, truancy, and administrative leadership. She earned a M.Ed. from Ashland University in K-12 Education Administration, where she focused on instructional leadership and curriculum articulation. Her BS from Kent State University focused on secondary language arts instruction.

Victoria Swartz was raised in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and California. However, she returned to Ohio in 1979 and graduated from Kenmore High School in Akron. She and her husband Roy reside in Findlay and have two children.

 


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March 1, 2017