The superintendent is responsible for the administration and management of the district schools in accordance with Board of Education policies, directives, and state and federal law.
Superintendent Bob Humble began his tenure with Sidney City in 2018. Prior to Sidney City Schools, he served in the same capacity at Fairbanks Local Schools for 10 years. Prior to serving as superintendent at Fairbanks Local Schools, he was employed with the Clearmont Northeastern Local Schools in Batavia, where he was a principal before becoming the director of personnel/curriculum. Humble has held a variety of jobs in the private sector as well, giving him a well-rounded wealth of knowledge and experience.
Humble received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Miami University in 1983. He received his Master of Education degree in education administration from the University of Cincinnati in 1997. He received post master’s training in education administration at Xavier University and holds a superintendent’s certificate for the state of Ohio.
Mr. Humble's wife, Wendy, is also a longtime educator and currently teaches at Sidney City School's Emerson Primary.
Hello Yellow Jackets!
The 2022-2023 school year is upon us and we're excited for how it's shaping up so far.
Over the summer a variety of facility projects took place including the start of the installation of air conditioning for better air quality at Whittier Early Childhood Center, Emerson Primary, Longfellow Primary, and Northwood Intermediate. We were lucky to be able to use Covid relief money to fund this large project. Whittier Early Childhood Center saw the biggest facility changes with the grading of the playground to prepare for an addition to the playground. This project also included shifting the parent parking area, which will now be in the front of the building. Another larger project took place at Sidney Middle School where the carpet was removed and floors were refinished. Roof replacements, brick tucking, and other smaller projects also took place as an attempt to keep our aging buildings safe.
The new school year will bring with it some new staff including three new administrators at Sidney Middle School. We welcome Gregg Johnson as principal, Jesie Geuy and Chris Lucius as assistant principals. Former Longfellow principal Mike Moore is shifting to take over Jacket Virtual Academy (JaVA), so Michelle Link will take over as principal at Longfellow Primary.
Because the district is seeing growth in preschool enrollment numbers, Whittier Early Childhood Center is looking to utilize the additional classroom spaces in the basement that housed Latchkey the past three years. As a result, Latchkey will be moving to the former Parkwood building on Russell Road. That building will also house JaVA.
We're looking forward to a great school year ahead and appreciate all of our families for supporting their child's education.