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Hilliard superintendent chosen for EHE residency program

Erin England
January 23, 2019

To serve as a conduit between the K-12 community and Education and Human Ecology faculty, the college has named Hilliard City Schools Superintendent John C. Marschhausen, PhD, superintendent in residence in the Department of Educational Studies.

Marschhausen will serve a one-year appointment with the potential to extend for two additional one-year terms. He continues his position as superintendent of the Hilliard City Schools.

“Having a superintendent in residence is a way of helping us connect with the needs of the community and of central Ohio school districts,” said Professor Eric Anderman, chair of the Department of Educational Studies. “Dr. Marschhausen will bring a strong line of open communication with leaders in the field, as well as provide valuable input into program development and planning as we prepare future school and district leaders.”

Marschhausen was chosen to be superintendent in residence because of the leadership he brings to the Hilliard City Schools and the innovative educational programming he implemented to support the learning of all children.

Marschhausen’s understanding of professional development, resources for parent engagement, undergraduate teacher preparation, graduate degrees and licensure, provides an opportunity to share resources with this increased collaboration. In addition, he previously provided input into college initiatives, such as the July 2018 conference on how educators can respond to the opioid epidemic.

Boy sitting at classroom table shows superintendent his drawing

According to Jack Conrath, director of the college’s Accelerated Licensure Program for Superintendents, Marschhausen will provide a practitioner’s perspective to the program. He will participate in classroom presentations and to mentor students planning their long-term goals in educational leadership. He will also increase the ability of students in the Accelerated Licensure program to network with professionals in the field.

“I am humbled to serve in this new position. I believe that we can build strong relationships that will bring mutual benefits to area districts and the university,” Marschhausen said.

The superintendent in residence serves in the college’s Educational Administration program, which is ranked No. 11 nationwide among similar university programs by the 2019 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Education Programs.

Educational Studies offers several programs for preparing school leaders, including licensure programs for school principals and school superintendents.

The prior superintendent in residence who served the college was former state superintendent Franklin B. Walter, who was appointed to the role from 2003 to 2008.


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