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Ross Local School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent
Ross Local School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent
Ross Local School District Board of Education Names New Superintendent

Ross Local School District is excited to announce the selection of Dr. William Rice as the new Superintendent after his unanimous approval by the Board of Education at the special meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2024.

Dr. Rice brings a wealth of experience and dedication to education, making him an ideal candidate for this role. Born outside of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Rice grew up in northwestern Ohio before moving to Cincinnati to begin his teaching career. He holds a Bachelor's degree in History from The Ohio State University and earned his Master's in Education from the University of Findlay. Dr. Rice later obtained his administrative license and a second Master's degree from the University of Cincinnati.

With a passion for educational leadership, Dr. Rice has served in various roles, including assistant principal at Pleasant Run Middle School and Mason High School, principal at Fairfield High School, and most recently, as the Assistant Superintendent for Fairfield City Schools since 2022. He is deeply committed to fostering a culture of excellence and opportunity for all students.

Dr. Rice and his wife, Mandy, along with their three sons, have been active members of the Ross community for nearly 12 years. They are deeply involved in community activities and have contributed to the betterment of youth in various capacities.  Dr. Rice is a member of the Ross Lion's Club, and the Rice family attends White Oak Christian Church.

In response to his appointment, Dr. Rice expressed his gratitude and commitment to the Ross community: "I am honored and humbled by the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff and students of the Ross Local School District. As a community member for almost 12 years, I love the spirit and willingness of this community to do whatever is necessary for the betterment of our youth. I promise this community that I will give you my all, working to ensure the best educational experience for every student."

The Board of Education's unanimous approval of Dr. Rice's appointment underscores his dedication to fostering a culture of excellence and opportunity for all students. RLSD Board President, Mr. Greg Young, shares, "The Ross Board of Education is very pleased to welcome Dr. Rice as the new leader of our school district. He is a highly experienced school administrator, a solid decision maker, and will promote the interest of our community in maintaining an excellent school district."

Dr. Rice will officially assume his new role on August 1, 2024.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. William Rice to the Ross Local School District family. Together, we look forward to a bright future for the Ross Local School District under his guidance.

RLSD Board of Education and New Superintendent

 

RLSD Superintendent and Treasurer