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Solon Hires Superintendent - Dr. Davis Eidahl
The Solon Community School District is pleased to announce that Dr. Davis Eidahl, currently the superintendent at Ottumwa Community School District, has been selected as the district's new superintendent. Eidahl will succeed Mr. Sam Miller who is leaving the district to become the chief administrator at Area Education Agency 267 in Cedar Falls beginning July 1. Miller has lead the district since 2010. The board officially offered the contract to Eidahl at a special meeting of the School Board on May 22.
In his new position, Dr. Eidahl will lead the district's dedicated staff in the education of 1,510 students.
Board Vice President Rick Jedlicka said, "We are excited to have such an extraordinary leader joining the district. The Board is confident that Dr. Eidahl will help our district continue to grow and excel."
Dr. Eidahl has been an administrator in the Ottumwa Community School District since 2003, and he has served as superintendent since 2011. He previously served as an elementary principal, middle school principal, and assistant superintendent. Eidahl earned his Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Drake University in 2011.
Solon's search was conducted over the past two months.
"The Board was extremely happy that our search drew so much interest despite the timing and timeline challenges. Ray and Associates who conducted the search had contacted 407 individuals from 45 states. That 51 quality applicants applied for this position speaks well of the reputation of our students and staff. We were extremely happy with our two finalists and greatly appreciate the time taken by the members of our interview groups and the people who participated in the open house," said Board member Tim Brown.
Each Solon Community School District student will be prepared for success in post-secondary education, career, and citizenship.
Each student will be highly engaged in mastering rigorous, relevant, and meaningful content experienced through exceptional teaching and collaborative learning experiences.