Dr. Bill Wagner, who has served the Fairview Park City School District as Superintendent since 2014, will retire at the end of the 2020-21 school year. In a message to staff announcing his retirement, Dr. Wagner said, “I have enjoyed the work I’ve been blessed with over the past 33 years and feel this is a great time to pass the torch to help the Fairview Schools continue to grow and do great things!”
Under the leadership of Dr. Wagner, the district earned national recognition from the International Center of Leadership in Education (ICLE), and was distinguished as an Innovative District (2019) and Model School (FHS – 2020). In 2020, Fairview High School was admitted as a member of the prestigious Ohio STEM Learning Network.
During his tenure as Superintendent, Dr. Wagner successfully led the district’s strategic planning initiatives which focused highly on implementing personalized, project-based teaching and learning, transforming facilities into 21st century learning environments, and providing social-emotional support for students.
Dr. Wagner was recognized for his leadership by the Buckeye Association of School Administrators in 2019, earning the Exemplary Leadership Award. In addition, he was awarded the Outstanding Administrator Award from the Ohio Music Education Association during the 2016-2017 school year, and the Ohio String Teachers Association Administrator of the Year in 2018.
“Dr. Wagner has been a tireless advocate for children and families in our district. He cares about all students,” said Joslyn Dalton, President of the Board of Education. “We thank Dr. Wagner for his years of dedication, service, and passion for the Fairview Park community.”
The Board of Education will begin the search process for a successor in early 2021, and will include Fairview Park stakeholders in the process.