Donovan Elementary News

New Superintendent Announced

Posted on: April 13, 2021
Isaac Seevers

The Lebanon City School District Board of Education took action on April12, 2021 at a special meeting to employ Isaac Seevers as superintendent of schools, effective August 1.  Mr. Seevers, who was awarded a four-year contract, is currently the superintendent of the Greeneview Local School District in Jamestown, OH.  He succeeds Todd Yohey, who recently accepted a position with the Southwest Ohio Computer Association in Hamilton.

The Board of Education has been conducting a superintendent search for the past four months.  The Board received assistance in the process from K-12 Business Consulting, Inc. – a superintendent search firm.

After the Board’s consultant developed a 10-page superintendent search profile that was based on input received during six staff and community focus group sessions, and from 182 survey responses from parents, community members, administrators, teachers, and support staff members, the Board reviewed the credentials of 20 applicants. Many of the applicants were recruited and 13 of them had experience as a superintendent.

The Board interviewed seven semi-final candidates on March 29 and March 30.  Two finalists returned on April 7 for a second interview with the Board.  Before the final Board interviews occurred on April 7, a committee of 37 citizens and district employees first had the opportunity to ask each candidate questions during “Meet and Greet” sessions at the District Performance Center.  The Board considered the committee’s reactions on both final candidates before reaching a final conclusion.

“Mr. Seevers’ overall superintendent experience and his track record as an administrator, teacher, and a coach made him a strong candidate from the beginning,” Ryan Patterson, Jr., Board President, said. “He has excellent communication skills and the expertise to work collaboratively with the Board, the staff, and the community to help establish an exemplary vision and direction for the Lebanon City School District in the future.”

Mr. Seevers has held his current position as superintendent of Greeneview Local School District for the past eight years.  For two years between 2011 and 2013, he was employed as the principal of Greeneview High School after serving as an algebra teacher, calculus teacher, and head football coach there for two years between 2009 and 2011.

Before Mr. Seevers began his employment at Greeneview Local, he worked as an academic coordinator and assistant football coach at Anderson (IN) University between 2007 and 2009, after serving as a math teacher and assistant football coach for the 2,100-student Jefferson High School in Lafayette, IN, from 2004 to 2007. 

Mr. Seevers earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary math education from Anderson University in 2004, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008.  He completed additional graduate hours at the University of Dayton in order to receive his principal license in 2010 and his superintendent license in 2013.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected as the new superintendent for Lebanon City Schools,” Mr. Seevers stated.  “I am excited about helping the district do what is best for children and the community.”

Mr. Seevers, his wife Emily, and his three children – Eliza, 13; Abe, 11; and Owen, 9 – will reside in the Lebanon City School District.  All three children will attend Lebanon City Schools.  Mr. Seevers will have a 10-day consulting contract to be utilized over the next three months for transition purposes into his new position.