Dr. Campbell Officially Approved as Next Superintendent
The Orange City School District Board of Education approved the hiring of Dr. Wendell “Lynn” Campbell as your next Superintendent of Schools at its February 26, 2018 regular meeting. Dr. Campbell has spent 24 years in K-12 public education including seven years in his current position as the Principal of Kirtland High School. He officially starts at Orange Schools on August 1, 2018, but will be visiting the campus prior to meet with people and discuss transition with interim superintendent Dr. Joffrey Jones.
Campbell stood out as the Board of Education’s lead candidate during its superintendent search for his leadership approach focused on quality instruction, relationship building and effective stakeholder communications. Dr. Campbell holds his Doctorate of Education from Youngstown State University. He earned both a Master of Education degree and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Kent State University. He will succeed Dr. Joffrey Jones who is the current interim superintendent. He and his family currently reside in Willoughby, Ohio.
“Dr. Campbell is well respected in the education community for his leadership skills in working with teachers, support staff, administrators, parents and area residents to build a collaborative culture focused on student learning and achievement,” said Mrs. Melanie Weltman, Orange School Board President. “We are very excited to have him help Orange Schools build upon our tradition of academic excellence that our community expects.”
The Board collected feedback from parents, community members, and District personnel to aid in the development of a profile that included key attributes, desired qualities and preferred characteristics of the new superintendent. This was done through public meetings, a series of focus group discussions, and an online survey. The Board interviewed its top candidates and chose three finalists who each visited the district for a day. The Board conducted final interviews following their visits and made their selection of Campbell.