Bill Sternberg, Ed.D. joined Licking Heights Local Schools in August 2016 as the district’s first Assistant Superintendent. A former state level administrator, elementary principal and special education teacher, Dr. Sternberg possesses the qualities and character necessary to form strong relationships, identify systems approaches for efficiency and relate to our community at large.
Most recently, Dr. Sternberg was the Director of a federal grant program at the Ohio Department of Education. In this role, Dr. Sternberg oversaw 23 Ohio school districts (mainly in southeastern and southwestern Ohio) and worked directly with superintendents, principals, teachers and others in their efforts to enhance educational outcomes. Traveling throughout Ohio, Dr. Sternberg was often responsible with professional development presentations, aligning multiple initiatives in an effort to make material more tangible as well as developing and nurturing professional relationships.
A former elementary principal in Dublin, Groveport Madison and Bloom Carroll, Dr. Sternberg emphasized increased academic rigor through analysis of grade level standards, establishing teacher team protocols and assessment literacy. Dr. Sternberg’s willingness to become part of each school community where he served as principal was noted in several instances. As a principal in Groveport Madison, Dr. Sternberg obtained his school bus driver’s license, often driving routes so that the assigned bus driver could form relationships with their riders, also allowing unfettered access to the school community.
Dr. Sternberg began his educational career in Toledo Public Schools where he taught students with special needs in grades 4-9. His licensed areas in teaching are Severe Behavior Handicaps and Specific Learning Disabilities where Dr. Sternberg worked tirelessly to identify areas of interest of each of his students while aligning these interests to lessons taught in classroom settings. Dr. Sternberg’s behavioral approaches with students allowed him to see the majority of his students move successfully back to their home schools as mainstreamed students.
Bowling Green State University awarded Dr. Sternberg his Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1998 where he majored in Special Education (Severe Behavior Handicaps and Specific Learning Disabilities). He earned his Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Bowling Green State University in 2001 and completed his Superintendent Licensure program at Ashland University in 2010. Currently, Dr. Sternberg is completing his Educational Doctorate degree at The Ohio State University in Educational Administration and successfully defended his dissertation on November 10, 2016.
Dr. Sternberg and his wife of 17 years have three children, Tyler (15), Noah (12) and Addison (7) and have lived in the Central Ohio area for 15 years. His educational interests include curriculum and instruction, organization of systems and processes, increasing efficiencies and enhancing educational best practice approaches.