2018-11-07 / Front Page

Jayson Selgo Named New Archbold Superintendent

Olivia and Jayson Selgo, photographed following the Monday, Nov. 5 special school board meeting when Jayson was named Archbold superintendent. His contract with Archbold schools begins Jan. 1, 2019.– photo by David Pugh Olivia and Jayson Selgo, photographed following the Monday, Nov. 5 special school board meeting when Jayson was named Archbold superintendent. His contract with Archbold schools begins Jan. 1, 2019.– photo by David Pugh Jayson Selgo, AHS ‘01, an Archbold native and current principal at Ottawa- Glandorf High School, has been selected to become the next superintendent of the Archbold School District.

In a special meeting Monday night, Nov. 5, the school board approved a three-year, seven-month contract for Selgo, with a starting date of Jan. 1, 2019.

Christine Ziegler, district treasurer, said Selgo will be paid $103,000 per year.

Selgo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2005 and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision in 2008 from Bowling Green State University.

He received principal licensure for grades 5-12 in 2009, and superintendent licensure in 2012 from BGSU.

He earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Findlay in 2016.

He began his career in education as a social studies teacher and coach at Norwalk High School, then became principal of North Central Junior/Senior High School in 2009.

He became principal at OG in 2012.


Following the Monday night meeting, Selgo said when Aaron Rex resigned as Archbold superintendent, the opportunity to come back to Archbold was available.

“We still had family members living in the community, so we took it as an opportunity to possibly return, and we’re very thankful to have that opportunity,” he said.

Selgo is the son of Dick and Cathy, Archbold.

“My father was a teacher here, and he is still currently coaching baseball,” he said. “My uncle Jim was the elementary principal.”

Dick and Jim both retired at the end of the 2006-07 school year.

Jayson’s wife, Olivia, is the daughter of Stu and Jackie Schnitkey, Archbold. A 2003 AHS graduate, she earned a bachelor’s degree in 2007 and a master’s degree in administration in 2014 from BGSU.

She is an intervention specialist in the O-G district.

They have four children: daughters Ireland, a fourth grader, and Emerson, a third grader, and sons Gehrig, who starts kindergarten in 2019, and Crew, eight months.

Selgo said he will commute from the family home in the O-G area, a roughly 45-minute drive, for the remainder of the current school year.

They plan to move to Archbold next summer.

New Position

Is he excited, or perhaps trepidatious, about the new job?

“A little bit of both,” he said.

“I’ve been very comfortable in the principal’s position. I know what to expect on a daily basis, or what not to expect, because you never really know what’s going to happen.”

The superintendent job will be new, “but I’m looking forward to it, and I know there’s a good support crew around. (There are) good administrators and a good treasurer that can help the transition go smoothly.

“Having grown up here, you know the unique qualities of a town like Archbold, where you have high expectations, you have a lot of community support, (students) who excel in a lot of the things they do– extracurriculars and academics.

“That’s something we’re looking forward to– that we can return home and be a part of all those wonderful things.”

Three Finalists

Information provided by Marc Robinson, interim superintendent, said Selgo was one of three finalists for the position.

Dorothy Lambert, Archbold elementary principal, was one of the other two.

Lambert earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education with a minor in sociology in 1993 and a Master of Education in administration and supervision in 1997 from BGSU.

She obtained her principal’s license in 1998, and her superintendent’s license in 2015.

She taught sixth and seventh grades at St. Patrick Catholic School, Bryan, from 1993-1994, and fourth and fifth grades at Edgerton from 1994-1998.

She was curriculum supervisor at the Northwest Educational Service Center from 1998-2000.

She became curriculum director in the Archbold school district in 2000, a post she held until becoming the elementary principal in 2007.

The other finalist was Deanne Held, an elementary school principal in Defiance City Schools.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in comprehensive business education and a master’s in educational administration and supervision from BGSU.

She worked for Ingersoll Rand Corporation from 1990-1997. She began teaching at Northwest State Community College in 1999, then taught high school business and was tech coordinator at Millcreek-West Unity schools from 1997- 2000.

She became the elementary principal for Northeastern Schools in 2007 before moving to Defiance City Schools in 2008.

Other Applicants

The other 10 applicants for the superintendent position included Royal Short, Archbold High School principal;

Amy Hill, director of curriculum, instruction, and federal programs for the Crestline School District and an Ashland University adjunct;

Andrew A. Kuthy, former principal, Pymatuning School District; Bruce A. Hoover, school improvement consultant, Ohio State University-Columbus Hope Foundation; Jack Cunningham, elementary school principal, East Liverpool School District;

Kevin S. Miller, superintendent, Ottawa Hills Local Schools; Michael B. Staggs, Western Southern Life financial advisor; Jane P. Myers, elementary school principal, Defiance City Schools;

Timothy L. Pingle, teacher, Canton City School District; Todd M. Harmon, curriculum coordinator, assistant to the superintendent, and high school principal, Paulding School District.

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