Fineske named interim school superintendent

–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Adam Fineske

The Sylvania Schools Board of Education and Scott Nelson announce that effective July 31, Nelson will be leaving his position as Superintendent of Sylvania Schools due to his desire to relocate to the Columbus area in order to be near his family. “In light of his service and contributions to the district for over 18 years and the three years remaining on his contract with the board as superintendent, we believe this agreement acknowledges his tenure here and serves as a springboard for both the district and Scott to move into fulfilling futures. The board and community wish him and his family the best,” said aid Stephen Rothschild, president of the Board of Education

The board has further announced that it will seek to appoint Dr. Adam Fineske, the District’s current Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, as interim superintendent effective Aug. 1. The specific terms relating to his employment as superintendent are expected to be negotiated and approved by the Board prior to Aug. 1.

“Dr. Fineske’s extensive administrative experience coupled with his collaborative leadership approach will help move the district forward,” Rothschild pointed out. “We believe that Dr. Fineske’s proven instructional leadership role across the district, strength in collaboration, focus on increasing student learning and achievement, and his commitment to the community will benefit the district.”

Fineske, a Toledo native, earned a Bachelor’s degree in education, and a Master of Education degree in educational administration from The University of Toledo. He also has a Doctoral degree in educational leadership from Concordia University.

Previously, he has served as the district’s Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, the Principal of HillView Elementary School, Assistant Principal of Arbor Hills Junior High School, an Intervention Specialist, and a third-grade teacher. His many accomplishments include a leadership role in the building of the new HillView Elementary School in 2011 and being named teacher of the year in 2005.

“I am honored and humbled to be taking on the leadership role of superintendent in Sylvania and helping to serve in a community I love!” Fineske offered.

“After my 17 years as an educator in Sylvania, this is a dream job for me, and I am very excited to move our district forward with continued success!” he said.

Fineske has lived in Sylvania for 17 years with his wife, Kate, and their three children Elizabeth, 14, Andrew, 11, and Nicholas, 7.