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Superintendent Arnol Elam Replacement Narrowed to 6
Thursday, October 18, 2007 10:44:35 AM - Monroe Ohio

By John Beagle

Arnol Elam is and has been Monroe local schools district's only superintendent since its inception in 2000, and now he is retiring.

They come from Springboro, Clermont, Barberton, Ross, Norwood and Piqua Ohio school districts. They are among the six superintendent finalist candidates (out of 15) for Monroe Local Schools.

Photo: Dan Hare, Butler County Education Superintendent

The interviews with the board and Dan Hare, Butler County Education Superintendent are set for Tuesday, Thursday, Oct. 25 and Monday, Oct. 29. The Monroe School Board and Dan Hare plan to narrow the search to two or three finalists and hope to have its new superintendent in place by Wednesday, Nov. 7.

The applicants include:

Robert Humble of Batavia, Director of Personnel & Curriculum in the Clermont Northeastern Local Schools. Humble has held that position for more than five years. In 2003 Robert Humble was awarded the Principal's Leadership Award, an award given to principals from all 50 states.

Elizabeth Lolli* of Stow, superintendent of the Barberton City Schools in Barberton. Lolli served as coordinator of elementary education and music in grades K-12 for the former Middletown-Monroe Schools. Barberton lost their Assistant Superintendent and Director of Personnel earlier this year.

Todd Petrey of Lebanon, elementary principal in Springboro Community Schools. Petrey previously served as an elementary principal for Princeton City Schools and as a teacher for Carlisle Local Schools. Springboro Community Schools have successfully passed 22 of 23 performance standards set by the State of Ohio, earning an "Excellent" rating.

Wendy Halar of Piqua, assistant superintendent of Piqua City Schools. Halar has held that position for more than two years. On July 20, Wendy Halar applied for the superintendent position of Rossford Schools.

Steve Collier of Fairfield, superintendent of Norwood City Schools. He has served as superintendent, assistant superintendent and as a principal in the district for more than 16 years. In October of this year, Superintendent Collier was interviewed by The Enquirer regarding a videotaped assult of a female student at the Norwood Middle School. The video was on You Tube.

Greg Young of Hamilton, assistant superintendent of the Ross Local School District. Young has been employed by the district for 19 years. According to the Oxford Press, Assistand Superintendent Young had a salary of $88,200 in 2005.


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*Additional current news on Elizabeth Lolli
Barberton teachers boycott open house
August 31, 2006
4:32 p.m.

Barberton — The Board of Education has filed an unfair labor practice against the teachers’ union for boycotting an annual elementary and middle school open house.

Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said attendance at the open house is not written in the contract, but has been the practice for about 40 years.

In a statement released Wednesday, Lolli called the boycott a “illegal partial strike,” and said the district proposes to dock teacher salaries for the time not spent at the open house.

But union spokesman Jeffery Janiga said the open house has always been on a volunteer basis.

By April McClellan-Copeland, The Plain Dealer

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