Superintendent Search

Superintendent Search

The Board of Education will immediately begin the process of finding the next Superintendent of Onsted Community Schools to facilitate a smooth transition. Communication regarding the next steps will be shared here.

Onsted Community Schools Superintendent Search

Open Application Window The position will be officially posted and the application window will open on February 20th 2024. The application window will close March 20th at 4:00pm.
Seek Input with Focus Groups February 27th 2024 - MLI will conduct focus groups with staff/community members to gather stakeholder input to build the Superintendent candidate profile.
1st Round Interviews April 2nd 2024 - Selection of candidates to invite for 1st round interviews. Interviews will be held the week of April 22nd 2024.
Interview Top Candidates 2nd round interviews and site visits completed by mid May.
Select Superintendent Selection of Superintendent to be completed by mid May

Superintendent Profile

Below is the comprehensive document for the superintendent profile of Onsted Community Schools including:

  • district details, demographic information
  • student enrollment
  • yearly budget
  • superintendent qualifications

Superintendent Search - Job Posting 
Superintendent Job Posting & Selection Criteria

Community Feedback Survey Link - The Survey has now closed. Thank you for your feedback. 

Google Forms

Please take a few minutes to complete this brief survey. This information will remain anonymous and will be consolidated with all survey information received.

Survey will close on March 8th at 3:00PM.

Application Deadline

Tuesday, March 20th, 2024, 4 pm

Onsted Community Schools Invites Candidates to Interview for Superintendent Position

At the Special OCS Board of Education Meeting on Tuesday, April 2nd, Onsted Community School board members selected six candidates to invite to interview for the Superintendent Position. These were selected from a pool of 19 well-qualified applicants that were presented to the board. Dr. Randy Liepa with Michigan Leadership Institute is the consultant assisting with the Superintendent search process.   

Superintendent Head announced his retirement at the December 18th Board of Education meeting with an effective date of June 30, 2024. 

The candidates that were selected are as follows:

Ryan Cunningham - former Ovid-Elsie Superintendent (2010-2022) 

David Raleigh - current Superintendent Larue County Ky (2018- present) 

Jodi Ferris - Fremont Schools Principal (2019-present) 

Jonathon Royce - Charlotte Principal (2021-present)

Patrick Dillon - Napoleon High School Principal (2008-present)

Clara Howitt - Greater Essex County District Superintendent - Ontario, Canada (1994-2024)

The dates for the initial interviews will be announced once they are coordinated and confirmed with the Board of Education. 

The second round of interviews as well as site visits will be scheduled following the initial interviews. 

The Onsted Community School board plans for the new Superintendent to begin their new role on approximately June 1, 2024. 


Onsted Community Schools Announces 1st Round Superintendent Interview Schedule

The Onsted Community Schools Board of Education has announced the schedule of 1st round interviews for the Superintendent position. The current Superintendent of OCS, Steve Head announced his retirement effective June 30, 2024.  

The interviews will take place at a Special Board Meeting in the Onsted High School Auditeria on April 23rd and 24th from 6-9PM each evening. They are scheduled for one hour each. Following the interviews, the Board will determine the candidates that will be invited for second round interviews as well as a visit to Onsted Community Schools. 

Ryan Cunningham - April 23rd at 6PM

Former Ovid-Elsie Superintendent (2010-2022) 

Patrick Dillon - April 23rd at 7PM 

Napoleon High School Principal (2008-present)

Jodi Ferris - April 23rd at 8PM 

Fremont Schools Principal (2019-present) 

Clara Howitt - April 24th at 6PM

Greater Essex County District Superintendent - Ontario, Canada (1994-2024)

Jonathon Royce - April 24th at 7PM 

Charlotte Principal (2021-present)

David Raleigh - April 24th at 8PM

Current Superintendent Larue County Ky (2018- present) 

The Onsted Community School board plans for the new Superintendent to begin their new role on approximately June 1, 2024.