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Superintendent, Columbus City Schools | 2013 - Present

J. Daniel Good, Ph.D. (Dan Good) is the Superintendent of Columbus City Schools, Ohio’s largest school district, serving more than 52,000 students located in 110 schools. He was appointed to the position by the Columbus Board of Education in 2013 and has led the District to impressive academic gains in early education, grade-level literacy, and post-high school opportunities for graduates.

Under Dr. Good’s leadership, the District expanded its number of high-quality pre-kindergarten seats by 22% and led a nearly fifty-point turnaround on the 3rd Grade Reading Guarantee, from 42% to 91%. His team has transformed career-technical education, with nearly a third of high school juniors and seniors taking courses in highly-skilled, in-demand job sectors, and more than tripled the amount of college credit students earn while still in high school.

Prior to his service in Columbus City Schools, Dr. Good was the Superintendent of Westerville City Schools, in Westerville, Ohio, and the Wooster City Schools, in Wooster, Ohio. He also held key leadership positions within the Ohio Department Education and has been in the classroom as both a teacher and principal.

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.
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