J. Daniel Good, Ph.D. (Dan Good) is the Superintendent of Columbus City Schools, Ohio’s largest school district, located in the state’s capital city. He was appointed to the position by the Columbus City Schools Board of Education on June 26, 2013, and began his duties on July 1, 2013. He oversees a school district with more than 50,000 students and 8,300 employees, located in 109 schools, covering an area of 221 square miles.
Prior to his service in Columbus City Schools, Dr. Good was the Superintendent of Westerville City Schools, in Westerville, Ohio, and the former Superintendent/CEO of Wooster City Schools, in Wooster, Ohio. He also held key leadership positions within the Ohio Department Education, and has been both a principal and teacher.
Dr. Good earned his Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Education Theory and Practice from The Ohio State University, a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education, from The Ohio State University.
Under Dr. Good’s leadership, the Westerville City Schools experienced steady academic improvement, earning an “Excellent with Distinction” rating on the State of Ohio Report Card for three consecutive years. While with the Ohio Department of Education, Dr. Good facilitated the development, deployment, and implementation of Ohio’s Academic Content Standards for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, computer literacy, and foreign language.