Members of the Vandalia-Butler City School Board have named Assistant Superintendent Rob O’Leary as the incoming superintendent. His effective date will be August 1.
“I am thrilled to be named the next superintendent of Vandalia-Butler City Schools! I have worked in the district as a teacher, building principal, and central office administrator for 13 of my 18 years in the field and have come to love this community. It is truly a community that takes great pride in its schools and in being a great place to live, work, learn, and play!” O’Leary said.
The Board voted a change of assignment for O’Leary during the last regular monthly meeting, April 25. O’Leary had been serving the district as Director of Pupil Services. Effective April 28, he became the Assistant Superintendent. This change was following the announcement of current Superintendent Brad Neavin’s retirement. Neavin will retire July, 31.
“Rob is an exceptional educator who is skilled in all areas of administration. He is ready, and he deserves to move into the next level of his career. More importantly, the students and this community deserve someone of his caliber,” Neavin said.
O’Leary is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, and he received a Master of Science in Teaching from Wright State University. He further completed his Principal Licensure and Superintendent Licensure at the University of Dayton. O’Leary says he feels it is his duty to serve others and that is why he entered into the field of education and why he works passionately to serve our students and community.
“Brad Neavin has done an outstanding job in leading the district and is leaving big shoes to fill, but I could not think of a more exciting time to take over the leadership of the school district. We just finished an engaging process in developing our Strategic Plan that the community has written for us, and that will guide us through the next five years. We negotiated a competitive three-year contract with the Vandalia-Butler Education Association for our teaching and support staff, and our athletic teams are the defending all-sport trophy winners and currently in first place for the current year in the GWOC North. Many great things are going on in the district right now. I look forward to continuing this excellence,” O’Leary said.