Dr. Josh Conley, the current principal of Hamilton Township High School, has been named the Assistant Superintendent for Hamilton Local School District at the Board of Education Meeting on Monday, May 16, 2022. He will assume full responsibilities on August 1, 2022.
“Dr. Conley has a clear understanding of how to balance building operations and works in constructive ways to help make district-wide improvements,” HLSD Superintendent Mark Tyler explained. “He has a clear understanding of how to balance building operations and works in constructive ways to help make district-wide improvements. I am excited to work in a direct capacity with Dr. Conley again, as we were previously Principal and Assistant Principal at the Elementary School. ”
Dr. Conley joined the Hamilton Local School District in 2002, where he student-taught and coached 7th-grade boys basketball for Hamilton Middle School. From 2003 to 2007, he taught within Hamilton Intermediate School. During this time, he continued coaching middle school and eventually high school boys basketball in addition to middle school coed track.
Dr. Conley earned a Master's of Education in School Administration in 2005 from Ashland University. In 2007, he was named the assistant principal of Hamilton Elementary School. During his time in this role, he earned his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the Concordia University of Chicago. He was named the principal of Hamilton Elementary School in 2015. Dr. Conley brings fifteen years of successful school leadership experience to the HLSD Administrative Building.
"I would like to sincerely thank the community for their support and trust, as they have been very good to me during my almost twenty years within the Hamilton Local School District," expressed Dr. Conley. “I also want to thank the students and staff at our High School for welcoming me this past year with open arms. It would be a disservice for me not to specifically recognize Mr. Matt O'Hearn for his guidance and leadership this past school year. I could not be happier for Mr. O'Hearn's promotion to head principal and I know our students and staff feel the same way. I assure you that I will continue to work tirelessly toward instilling high expectations for all. I am truly excited to join the Administrative Team and look forward to the many things I'm confident we can accomplish by working together."
Dr. Conley's knowledge of our district will enable him to be a very effective Assistant Superintendent for Hamilton Local School District.