PHOENIX – The board of directors of the Arizona School Boards Association today announced the selection of Dr. Timothy Ogle, superintendent of schools in one of Indiana’s highest achieving and fastest growing school districts, as its new executive director. Ogle has been credited with providing visionary leadership to the Avon, Ind., school district since becoming superintendent in 2005. He was selected to lead ASBA after a highly competitive national search which began in August. He will join the organization on Feb. 6.
“Tim Ogle is an exceptional leader, innovative thinker and consensus decision-maker with a sharp focus on what is best for children,” said Mike Hughes, president of the ASBA Board of Directors. “His experience leading highly effective teams, coupled with strong advocacy at the statehouse and through both business and civic organizations, reflect ASBA’s vision of providing quality leadership and advocacy for children in public schools.”
Hughes also pointed to Ogle’s commitment to and success with governing board development as an asset to ASBA. The Avon school district has earned eight consecutive Exemplary Board Awards by the Indiana Association of Schools Boards.
Ogle holds experience in diverse school districts as a superintendent, curriculum director, principal and teacher. In Avon, a K-12 district with 8,700 students, he focused his work on providing all students with a rigorous and relevant curriculum, providing quality professional development, building community partnerships and ensuring the financial stability of the school system. His efforts have helped the district’s student population exceed all state standards. Avon seniors rank among the best in the state on advanced placement exams. The development and implementation of an award-winning, technology-rich college preparatory school on the district’s high school campus is among his accomplishments.
Ogle holds a B.S. in education and an M.S. in school administration from Indiana University, an Ed.S. from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in school administration from Indiana State University.
The Arizona School Boards Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting community volunteer governance of public education and continuous improvement of student success by providing leadership and assistance to school district governing boards statewide. ASBA represents more than 1,200 school board members and more than 1 million Arizona children.