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Board Selects Garilee Ogden as Superintendent
On May 25, the Groveport Madison School Board selected Garilee Ogden to serve as superintendent of the District, following the February, 2018 resignation of superintendent Bruce Hoover. The decision to hire Ogden came after a three-month search that yielded nearly 30 applicants for the position.

Ogden, who currently serves as the District’s director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, succeeds John Hurd, who became the District’s interim superintendent immediately following Hoover’s departure.

Ogden began her educational career in 1994 as a newspaper reporter covering school and government events for the Deming Headlight/Las Cruses Sun News. Prior to moving to Ohio, she served as a teacher, principal and director for the Deming Public Schools in Las Cruses, New Mexico. South-Western City Schools hired Ogden as an intermediate school principal in 2008. In 2010, Dublin City Schools recruited Ogden to serve as an elementary school principal. In 2013, she went to work for Upper Arlington City Schools/Battelle for Kids as the director of professional development and accountability. She has been in her current role with Groveport Madison Schools since July 2016.

Ogden received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from New Mexico State University in 1994, and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the New Mexico State University in 1997. She received her educational administration certification and superintendent license from New Mexico State University in 2000 and 2017, respectively. She will begin her duties as superintendent of Groveport Madison Schools on July 1, 2018.

“Mrs. Ogden’s overall experience and her track record as a director of curriculum and instruction, director of accountability and professional development, and as an elementary and intermediate school principal, made her a strong candidate from the beginning,” said Board President Bryan Shoemaker. “We believe she has the expertise to work collaboratively with the Board, the staff, and community to help establish an exemplary vision and direction for the future of the District.”

Ogden said she is looking forward to her new duties. “I am honored to have the privilege to serve the students, staff and community of Groveport Madison Local Schools,” said Ogden. “I am excited to continue our work with our dedicated staff to ensure the best educational experiences for the students in our District. I look forward to meeting our community members and working with community agencies to partner and collaborate to continue providing our students with nothing but the best.”

Ogden and her husband Carlos are the parents of two children, Cameron, who is 19 years old, and Kennedy, who is 15 years old.

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