On Wednesday, March 17th, Circleville City School District leadership named Dr. Kimberly Halley the next Superintendent of Schools by board action at their regular meeting of the Board of Education.
Dr. Halley comes to Circleville City by way of Buckeye Valley Local School District where she currently serves as Assistant Superintendent.
“I am excited to be joining the Tiger Family back home in Pickaway County and to be contributing to its efforts to address the needs of the whole student-academic, social, and emotional,” said Dr. Kimberly Halley. “Together we will provide an excellent education for all students at Circleville City Schools and I am humbled and honored by the Board of Education's vote of confidence in me to lead Circleville City in the years to come. As I transition into the role, I intend to build upon the strong foundation currently in place and celebrate the accomplishments our students and staff have achieved under Superintendent Jonathan Davis as we move the District forward on behalf of all learners.”
Dr. Halley brings a wealth of transformational leadership and curricular experience to Circleville City. Prior to Buckeye Valley, she was the assistant superintendent at Reynoldsburg City Schools, worked as a Senior Consultant for School Improvement for the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio in Columbus, and oversaw K-5 learning as the Director of Elementary Education and then K-12 learning as the Chief Academic Officer at Hilliard City Schools. Dr. Halley began her career in education working as a teacher for 11 years for the Teays Valley Local School District.
“We were incredibly blessed to see such highly skilled and immensely passionate educators apply to become our new superintendent,” said board president Tony Reeser. “After interviewing candidates, it was clear to us as a board that Dr. Halley had separated herself based on her vast experience, innovative vision, and sincere passion for education and learning. From the beginning, we had hoped to find a candidate that embodied these values and qualities. Dr. Halley emerged as that candidate and we are confident all Tigers will benefit from her leadership.”
Dr. Halley and her husband Robin (CHS Class of 1974) met on the first day of new teacher orientation at Teays Valley Local. The two reside in Orient on the family farm and raised four daughters (Lisa, Heather, Angela, Tabitha - all CHS graduates). She enjoys spending time with their 12 grandchildren, ages 8-20 years, who all live locally.
While Dr. Halley will not formally assume the role until July 1st, she will spend the next several months working with current Superintendent Jonathan Davis on a transition plan as to hit the ground running for the 2021-2022 school year.