Kirk Koennecke

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Superintendent Kirk Koennecke

Kirk Koennecke, CEO/Superintendent
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My #IHPromise – to help unleash future genius through pairing student passion with purpose and opportunity. 

A message from CEO/Superintendent Kirk Koennecke

In the world of education, business is personal. Within the Indian Hill School District – we strive to understand each child’s individual passion and pair that with purpose and opportunity both inside and outside of our classrooms. From our academics, to our arts, to our athletics – it is the mission of our District to provide exceptional educational services to ensure the intellectual development, personal growth, and social responsibility of each student.

We do it with a commitment to excellence; collaborative relationships; community engagement; and continuous improvement – always with a vision of Enduring Excellence in Learning, Leadership, Innovation, and Service. We do it at a level that is nationally recognized.

Being a Brave is to model the way.

Our collective #IHPromise to you is to create magic for our students in the classroom; for me personally, the best moment of each day is when I see the smiles of our students as they interact with our staff. Those smiles are priceless; those smiles indicate we are achieving our goal.

It is a business that is deeply personal. And, we thank you for trusting us to be excellent in our service to your child.

Began serving the Indian Hill School District as CEO/Superintendent of Schools: 2019

Professional Background:

The 2023 NASS National Superintendent of the Year, veteran educational leader Kirk Koennecke has 18 years of experience in administration and 27 years of service to students. Mr. Koennecke begins his sixth year at the Indian Hill School District after serving previously as the superintendent at the Graham Local School District. Mr. Koennecke has worked as a principal at multiple districts. In addition to his vast experience as a leader in education, Mr. Koennecke has also been a featured presenter nationally, and has published numerous articles within education publications.


Mr. Koennecke earned his Master of Arts in Education and Superintendent Licensure from Wright State University (2014); his Master of Science in Education from John Carroll University (2005); his Master of Science in Sports Administration from Miami University of Ohio (1995); and his Bachelor of Science in Education from The Ohio State University (1994). 

Mr. Koennecke is a member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), the Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA), The American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA), the National Superintendents Roundtable (NSR), and NCERT.


NASS National Superintendent of the Year, 2023
John Carroll University as the 2023 Distinguished Educator
Ohio State Strategic Leadership Innovation Award, 2019
AASA Success Practices Network Model School, 2018
Education Innovation Award, Urbana University, 2018
Leadership Excellence+ Certified Trainer
Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certified
BASA Technology Committee
AASA STEM Consortium Advisory Member
Chapter Author: Rural Incubators in Innovation and Implementation in Rural Places, 2018, Edited by R. Martin Reardon
Author: Small Town STEM for District Administration, September, 2018, Volume 4, Number 77
AASPA Human Capital Leader in Education Certification

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