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Board of Education Selects J. Daniel Good, Ph.D. as Interim Superintendent

Columbus, OH, June 25, 2013 – The Columbus City Schools Board of Education named
J. Daniel Good, Ph.D., as Interim Superintendent to lead the 50,000-student district until a permanent successor can be identified.  Good will take over for retiring Superintendent/CEO, Gene T. Harris, Ph.D. following her departure on June 28.

Good has been the Superintendent of Westerville City Schools for the past six years, and was Superintendent of Wooster City Schools for four years.  Prior to that, Good worked for the Ohio Department of Education in various capacities, including Chief of Improvement Services and Executive Director of the Center for Curriculum and Assessment.

“I have every confidence that Dr. Good is the leader that we need at this time to move us forward,” said Board of Education President Carol L. Perkins. “Working with Dr. Good, we look forward to building on the great work Superintendent Harris, the 2012 Millage Committee, and the Mayor’s Commission.

“The Board and Mayor Coleman will be working closely with Dr. Good to review our current Board Priorities – and to establish immediate priorities for the coming year,” said Perkins.  “Among the items at the top of that list is finalizing the implementation of new systems relating to the student records and addressing any other issues associated with the Auditor of State’s Final Report, reengagement with the community, and passage of a levy to get us back on a solid financial footing.”

“This is a new day for Columbus City Schools,” said Perkins.  “While our challenges will not disappear overnight, this school district, these children, and our community are worthy of our best – and we will do everything possible to ensure that we fulfill that promise.”