TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – Troy City Schools said Monday it has hired a new superintendent.
The Troy City Board of Education said on its website that during a special meeting Monday morning, the Board approved a four-year contract to employ Chris Piper as their next Superintendent, effective August 1, 2018.
Piper is currently the Superintendent of Triad Local School District. He will replace the retiring Eric Herman, who has served the school district as superintendent for the past 8 years.
Doug Trostle, the Board President, said, “On behalf of the Troy City Board of Education, I am excited to welcome Chris Piper as the next Superintendent of the Troy City Schools. This has been a very difficult decision, due to the quality of our applicants.” Trostle continued,” In collaboration with the input we received from our community participants, teachers, staff, and Administrative team, we are confident Chris’s passion for learning and his dedication to maximizing every student’s success will serve our district well. His success as a Superintendent represents his commitment to establishing a strong vision and direction for the Troy Schools. We look forward to working with Chris as we continue our quest, “In Pursuit of Excellence” for all of our students.”
Piper has served the Triad Local School District as Superintendent for the past four years. Previously, he was the Junior High Principal at Jonathan Alder and Middle School Principal for Canaan Middle School in Plain City. While serving as principal at Canaan, Piper also held the role of District Transportation Director. His administrative career started at Jonathan Alder High School as assistant principal and included the role of High School Athletic Director.
Piper was a High School Social Studies teacher for eight years sharing his time between Wayne High School in Huber Heights and Jonathan Alder High School.
Piper received her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Wright State University in 1997 and his master’s degree in education leadership from Wright State University in 2003. He is currently in the process of completing his Ph.D. program at the University of Dayton.
“I am extremely honored to have been selected as the next superintendent of Troy City Schools,” Piper said. “Troy has a long tradition of excellence and I am looking forward to the opportunity of working collaboratively to take an already great school district to even higher levels.”