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Board names new Turpin, Ayer administrators

July 8, 2016

During a special meeting today (July 8), the Forest Hills Board of Education unanimously approved Todd Hartman as Ayer Elementary School’s principal and Nathan Dumford as Turpin High School’s assistant principal.  Hartman will replace Chris Flanagan who accepted a position in his home school district of Madeira.  Dumford will replace Stephanie Meibers who will serve as Nagel Middle School’s assistant principal starting August 1.
Hartman and Dumford will also assume their new positions on August 1.
Todd HartmanHartman comes to Forest Hills from Fairfield Intermediate School where he served as principal and oversaw curriculum, special education, student services, safety, professional development and staff evaluations for approximately 1,550 students and 160 staff members.  Prior to that position, Hartman served as the assistant principal of Fairfield West Elementary School and as a band teacher in Lakota Local Schools and Lebanon City Schools. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati  and his master’s degree and principal license from Miami University.
“We are pleased to welcome an individual with Todd’s expertise,” Tammy Carnahan, human resources director said.  “His experience with multi-grade curriculum, special education and educational administration will make him a valuable member of our team as we move forward during times of tremendous change in education.”        
Nathan Dumford

Dumford has been a school psychologist for nine years, most recently serving at Turpin High School.  His experience encompasses intervention program and curriculum development, data analysis, professional development and student services. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, his master’s degree and education specialist degree from Miami University and his principal license from Xavier University.
“We are thrilled to appoint a staff member to an administrative position. Nathan’s familiarity with Turpin High School staff members, students and parents will allow for consistency and a seamless transition,” stated Carnahan.  “He has dedicated much time preparing for an administrative position and I am proud to see his goals come to fruition.  I think it speaks highly of our staff and their desire to further their education and professional development to be able to promote staff members to administrators.”