Pollock hired as Northwest Superintendent
Published on July 19, 2016
During a special meeting of the Northwest School Board on July 18, the board hired Dana Pollock, Ed. D., as its next superintendent of Northwest Local School District.
Former Northwest Superintendent Todd Jenkins vacated the position in June, and he remains involved with the school in an administrative capacity. In his absence, the Northwest School Board began its search for a new superintendent with help from the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center, in New Boston. By direction of the Northwest School Board, ESC Superintendent Sandy Mers lead the search committee as interim Northwest superintendent.
Ten applications were received and nine interviews were given. After careful consideration, the school board hired Dana Pollock during a special meeting on July 18.
“Her experience and knowledge stood out,” Mers said. “I think she’s going to bring stability and collaboration to Northwest that’s going to help get them all moving in the same direction.”
Pollock is currently the principal at Portsmouth City School District. She holds a Bachelor’s in Natural Science with Elementary Education Certification from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, a Masters in Curriculum and Teacher from Capella University, a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from NorthCentral University, as well as a principal’s license from University of Dayton and superintendent’s license from Ohio University. She began teaching at Portsmouth City School District in 2000, and became principal in 2008.
Pollock will start as Northwest Superintendent on Aug. 1, and students return to class on Aug. 22.
“I am excited to become part of the Northwest family and to be able to work with the staff, students, and community in making Northwest an exceptional place for kids to learn,” Pollock said. “It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your superintendent and I look forward to working with all members of our school and community family as we move into the new school year! A new school year always gives me hope for the future. I look forward to building relationships with the community and working towards the goal of providing an excellent education for our students.”
For more information about the ESC, visit the South Central Ohio ESC online at www.scoesc.org, or follow the ESC on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about the Northwest Local School District, visit online at www.northwest.k12.oh.us.