The new team that will lead Goshen Local Schools in the fall has more than 50 years of educational experience combined, both in the classroom and in leadership roles, and already has a great working rapport.
Brian Bailey and Theresa Scherzinger were tapped to become Goshen’s new superintendent and assistant superintendent respectively this week when current leader Darrell Edwards announced his retirement on May 15.
Bailey and Scherzinger have worked alongside each other in the Goshen central office since 2011, Bailey as assistant superintendent and Scherzinger as director of curriculum and instruction. And even though they both will be taking on increased responsibilities in their new roles, this change feels like a continuation of the work they have accomplished.
“It is exciting to know that Theresa and I will get to continue to collaborate here at Goshen,” Bailey said. “Not every new superintendent is lucky enough to know their co-workers like this. I have a great central office team, and amazing principals in Stephanie, Wendy, Ashley and Troy, who I respect as leaders and educators.”
This will be Bailey’s first stint as a superintendent, but a continuation of a long career in education. He received his master’s degree in educational administration from the University of Cincinnati in 2004 and received his superintendent’s license from Xavier University. Over his career, Bailey has held roles as a classroom teacher, junior high athletic director, and junior high principal at Little Miami Local Schools. He came to Goshen as middle school principal in 2010. In 2011 he became Assistant Superintendent and has been in that role for the last 12 years
Scherzinger also has a long career in education. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and her superintendent’s license from Miami University. She has been a fourth and sixth grade teacher at Goshen, a gifted intervention specialist at Kings Local Schools, and an assistant principal at Goshen. Scherzinger is also an adjunct instructor at UC for their gifted endorsement program and an adjunct instructor for Ashland University. She was named the 2020 Outstanding Administrator in Instruction by the Ohio School Boards Association.
Scherzinger said taking on the assistant superintendent role will give her a chance to have a broader impact on Goshen’s learning community.
“I look forward to working closely with Brian, the administrative team, our staff and school board members to continue to provide a well-rounded educational experience for all students,” she said. “Together, we will continue Goshen’s tradition of excellence.”