The Ottawa-Glandorf school board today hired Don Horstman to be the district’s new superintendent.
Horstman is currently the superintendent of Kalida Local Schools.¬†He will start his new job Aug. 1, and was given a three-year contract.
Kevin Brinkman, the Ottawa-Glandorf superintendent since 2004, is retiring July 31.
Horstman is a 1988 graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School.¬† He earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies education from Ohio State University in 1995, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Findlay in 2001.¬† He taught social studies at Greenville Junior High in Greenville, Ohio, and at Bath Middle School in Lima. Horstman ¬†then was the assistant principal at Glenwood Middle School in Findlay, and the high school principal at Kalida before being named its superintendent in 2008.