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Empowering All Students for Success

Canal Winchester

Local Schools

Superintendent

Superintendent's Message


Dear Canal Winchester Schools Community,

I am honored to serve the Canal Winchester Schools Community as the district’s new superintendent and excited to welcome students, staff, families, and the community back to the 2022-2023 community.

When the Board of Education approached me last month and asked if I was interested in becoming the next superintendent of Canal Winchester Schools, I immediately thought “I love the staff here. I love the students, the families, and the community.” This is my WHY – the reason I do what I do. Our team, the students we work with, the families and community we serve – that's what drives me to work harder and make the district better, what keeps me coming back even after the hardest days. Knowing my “WHY” made my decision clear and I was able to give the Board of Education an enthusiastic “YES!” in response.  

As we approach this new school year, our team will be going back to the basics - to the things that make this career a calling and really make a difference in the lives of our students. I believe that starts with all of us remembering and re-engaging with the “WHY” that brought us here in the first place.  

As we are engaging in this important work as a staff, I hope that our students, families, and community will also consider their own WHYs. Why did you choose Canal Winchester as your home and the district to educate your children? What do you love about our community and our schools? What do you think we could do better?  

As Superintendent, it is my goal to be able to have conversations with our entire community about their why. I want to learn more about what you love about our schools and what your hopes are for our district and community. Through answering these important questions, we can work together to make our district the best it can be and to continue to make Canal Winchester a great place to live and learn.

Kiya Hunt
Superintendent
Canal Winchester Schools
 

Superintendent Kiya Hunt
(614) 837-4533

Kiya Hunt became the Superintendent of Canal Winchester Schools on August 1, 2022. From 2014-2022, Ms. Hunt served as Assistant Superintendent at Canal Winchester Schools, leading the district’s Human Resources initiatives, acting as second-in-command to the superintendent, and working collaboratively with all departments in the district. An educator since 1999, she has experience as a principal, assistant principal, athletic director, high school biology teacher, and coach.
Ms. Hunt is a licensed superintendent, principal, and teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from Urbana University, a master’s degree in Education from Marian College, and completed her Superintendent’s licensure coursework at Ohio University. 
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