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Mad River superintendent resigns, new leader hired


The Mad River school district will have a new leader for the 2014-15 school year.

Chad Wyen, a 14-year employee of the district, was approved by the school board last week as the new Mad River superintendent and will start Aug. 1, taking over for Necia Nicholas, who has resigned due to family reasons.

Nicholas — who has been superintendent the last three years — will remain in the district in a part-time role with the human resources department as assistant superintendent, according to district spokesperson Jenny Alexander.

“We hate to see her leave as superintendent but we understand that family comes first,” board president Julie Denning said in a statement. “She has done a remarkable job as superintendent and putting the District and its students on the right track. She has been very careful with the public’s money and has been an exceptional steward of those resources. We appreciate her compassion, heart and soul for the children of this District.”

Wyen, 38, has been Mad River’s special education/curriculum director the last two years. His annual salary as superintendent will be $117,736.

Nicholas’ last day as superintendent will be July 31, and she will “mentor and train” Wyen for the next year, Alexander said. Nicholas’ hope is to return in a full-time capacity in a year as assistant superintendent, Alexander said.

“She’s done a wonderful job,” Alexander said. “We are fortunate to have Chad to step in and fill her shoes. He’s a wonderful administrator.”

Nicholas has been in the district since 1977.

“The decision to leave my post as superintendent at this time is very difficult,” Nicholas told the Mad River staff in a June 27 email. “There are so many wonderful things taking shape in the district. I’m very excited about Chad’s appointment. … We will benefit from his leadership and I look forward to working with him.”

Nicholas and Wyen were out of the office Monday and unavailable for comment.

Wyen lives in Beavercreek with his wife Danielle, who is a teacher at Mad River, and their twin daughters.

Mad River has an enrollment of about 3,700 students.



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