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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:16 PM

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DELPHOS — After three long years, the search is finally over: Delphos City Schools has a new superintendent.
Current Ayersville High School Principal Kevin Wolfe was hired during Monday’s meeting to oversee the district. Wolfe caught the board’s attention during his interviews.

“Kevin’s ability to communicate with the board really stood out,” Board President Perry Wiltsie. “He will be able to put together a team of people who will be committed to a vision for the district and he will be able to communicate not only with the staff but the community.”

Wolfe’s three-year contract includes a base pay of $95,000 per year and he will start on Aug. 1. He and his wife, Brenda, attended Monday’s board meeting.

“The Delphos job intrigued me,” Wolfe said. “I did my student teaching in Kalida more than 20 years ago and I loved the area. I was in a good place at Ayersville, so to move it had to be the right job and Delphos was it.”

Wolfe said he won’t be making any drastic changes but work within the current system.

“I’m not going to make a whole lot of changes right away,” Wolfe said. “I’m going to see what’s going on. We have an ‘Excellent with Distinction’ district here, so I want to maintain and even improve on that. I also want to bring something new to the table.”

Finances are always a school district concern and Wolfe said he might have some ideas about that as well.

“We have to be fiscally responsible and we need to create ways to make money,” he began. “We have a lot of businesses in the area and windmills are very popular right now, so we have some things to research.”

The superintendent will also need to work with both local school systems.

“I think we have a great opportunity to make both our schools even more tremendously successful than they already are,” Wolfe said. “We can share services, personnel and even buildings. We need to collaborate and all be on the same page.”

In other business, the board:
• Accepted the resignation of Nicole Tobe as cheerleading advisor;
• Issues supplemental contracts for the 2013-14 school year to: Larry “Bub” Lindeman, head football coach; Ben Rahrig, Jeff Stant and Damon Ulm, varsity football assistants; Jon Kroeger, junior high head football coach; Chad Brinkman, varsity golf; Josiah Stober, varsity soccer coach; Joy Early, head volleyball coach; Kristi Hageman, junior varsity volleyball coach; Terri Suever, head football and basketball coach; Marc Smith, head boys basketball coach; Mark Jettinghoff, junior varsity boys basketball coach; Dave Hoffman, varsity girls basketball coach; Jamie Lewis, junior varsity girls basketball coach; Denise Lindeman, seventh-grade girls basketball coach; Mike Wilson, head wrestling coach; Ryan Walls, assistant wrestling coach; and Don Stemen, junior high wrestling coach;
• Approved volunteers as follows: Todd Teman, Rusty Thompson, Joel Brown, Greg Gossman and Jordan Jettinghoff — football; Todd Grothaus, Ron Ebbeskotte, Jettinghoff and Gossman — boys basketball; Ryan Carder and Butch Lucas — girls basketball; Jamie Rassman, Cade Bevington and Brent Binkely — wrestling; and Jason Klint and Joshua Vasquez — soccer; and
• Approved field trips for third-graders to Fort Wayne Science Center on May 8 and first-graders to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo on May 21.


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