My #IHPromise – to help unleash future genius through pairing student passion with purpose and opportunity.
A message from Superintendent Kirk Koennecke
In the world of education, business is personal. Within the Indian Hill School District – we strive to understand each child’s individual passion and pair that with purpose and opportunity both inside and outside of our classrooms. From our academics, to our arts, to our athletics – it is the mission of our District to provide exceptional educational services to ensure the intellectual development, personal growth, and social responsibility of each student.
We do it with a commitment to excellence; collaborative relationships; community engagement; and continuous improvement – always with a vision of Enduring Excellence in Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service. We do it at a level that is nationally recognized.
Being a Brave is to model the way.
Our collective #IHPromise to you is to create magic for our students in the classroom; for me personally, the best moment of each day is when I see the smiles of our students as they interact with our staff. Those smiles are priceless; those smiles indicate we are achieving our goal.
It is a business that is deeply personal. And, we thank you for trusting us to be excellent in our service to your child.
Began serving the Indian Hill School District as Superintendent of Schools: 2019
A veteran educational leader with 16 years of experience in administration and 24 years of service to students, Mr. Koennecke came to the Indian Hill School District after serving as superintendent of the Graham Local School District in Central Ohio, where he led in that capacity since 2016. Prior to that position, Mr. Koennecke worked as a principal at multiple districts including Marion City Schools, Springfield City School, Barberton City Schools, and the Bedford City School District. In addition to his vast experience as a leader in education, Mr. Koennecke has also been a featured presenter nationally, and has published numerous articles within education publications.
Mr. Koennecke earned his Master of Arts in Education and Superintendent Licensure from Wright State University (2014); his Master of Science in Education from John Carroll University (2005); his Master of Science in Sports Administration from Miami University of Ohio (1995); and his Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University (1994). He is a member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the Buckeye Association of School Personnel Administrator (BASA), and is the executive director of the Ohio Small and Rural Collaborative (OSRC).
• Ohio State Strategic Leadership Innovation Award, 2019
• AASA Success Practices Network Model School, 2018
• Education Innovation Award, Urbana University, 2018
• Leadership Excellence+ Certified Trainer
• Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified
• BASA Technology Committee
• AASA STEM Consortium Advisory Member
• Chapter Author: Rural Incubators in Innovation and Implementation in Rural Places, 2018, Edited by R. Martin Reardon
• Author: Small Town STEM for District Administration, September, 2018, Volume 4, Number 77
• AASPA Human Capital Leader in Education Certification