Mantua – Crestwood Board of Education will complete its superintendent search tonight at a special board meeting at 6 p.m. when it is expected to approve the appointment of Mr. David Toth. A community welcome and reception will immediately follow.
Mr. Toth is currently the principal of West Geauga High School and will replace retiring Superintendent, Joe Iacano, Aug. 1, 2013.
“David has a positive energy and is able to excite people about education and his vision for how he will take our district to the next level,” said Bonnie Lovejoy, Crestwood Local Schools Board President.
Jill Rowe, Treasurer, added, “He demonstrated a clear vision for the district including a desire to increase technology, solidify professional learning communities, and enforce accountability.” Rowe said these were areas identified in board, staff and community interviews conducted prior to the superintendent interviews.
“The District has been rated excellent for three years in a row,” added Rowe. “I would like to see the District move to the next level, achieving the highest ranking possible. I see David as the person who can move the District in this direction.”
Forty-seven applicants initially applied for the position and the field was narrowed down to seven candidates for interviews. The final two candidates completed an hours-long interview last week, with the offer extended to Mr. Toth Thursday evening.
“I’m excited about the opportunity,” Toth said. “It’s an excellent district and I look forward to being part of it.” Toth commented that the two previous districts he worked for were similar to Crestwood in size and served multiple communities.
In addition to his Principal position at West Geauga High School, Mr. Toth is an adjunct professor at Ursuline College. He was a 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools nominee, a principal finalist for the 2010 Intel Schools of Distinction for Science, and in 2005 was Ohio Administrator of the Year for Drama by the Ohio Educational Theater Association.