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Superintendent of Schools

Superintendent of Schools - Dr. Bill Wise
Dr. Bill Wise
Dr. Bill Wise has been at the helm of the South-Western City School District since January 1, 2008 having previously served as Deputy Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum.

Before South-Western City Schools, Dr. Wise was the high school principal of Tiffin Columbian High School from 1997-2002.

Dr. Wise holds a Ed.D. and M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University, and a B.S. degree in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Heidelberg College.  

Deputy Superintendent - Dr. Jamie Lusher
Dr. Jamie Lusher
Dr. Jamie Lusher joined the South-Western City School District as its Deputy Superintendent of Schools in 2021 after seven years in the same capacity in the Grandview Heights School District. 

Prior to that, Dr. Lusher served as Academic Achievement Coordinator for Worthington Schools and served as Principal at Wilson Hill Elementary School in both Worthington and at New Albany-Plain Local School District's New Albany Middle School.

Lusher holds a Ed.D. in Educational leadership and Administration from Ohio University and is in her 25th year of education overall. 


Welcome to the South-Western City School District website. We hope this site provides you with the information you are seeking.

The South-Western City School District is proud of the educational opportunities offered to its students. Our focus is on improving academic achievement for all students. From our youngest learner to our most experienced staff member, we encourage lifelong learning as we provide challenging curriculum and programming to meet a wide range of educational needs.

The South-Western City School District is committed to excellence as we work in partnership with our community to meet the educational needs of a diverse population of learners.

We consider our school district, the fifth largest in the state, to be a learning community. The people who live here are family centered. They want an active say in the issues that affect their children and community. We invite their comments, involvement, and support because our goals are the same – a high-quality education for all our children.

We know that our staff is an integral part of the quality of the education we offer our students. That is why we put so much effort into selecting employees who, not only know their subject areas and jobs, really care about people. We know our hiring practices are paying off. Many residents and former students have told us so over the last few years in letters and cards they sent commending individual teachers, bus drivers, counselors, principals, nurses, and others.

South-Western is said to have one of the best staff development programs in the state, with hundreds of offerings available at convenient times. The District’s Professional Assistance Leader (PAL) program, an entry-year program for new teachers, provides mentors to professionals new to the district. The program is focused on issues relevant to first-year teachers.

Our 119-square-mile district offers the best of two worlds. We give small-town, small-classroom attention to students in each of our schools; yet we have big universities, an international airport, and a capital city’s hub just minutes away. There are also many cultural opportunities both within our district and in nearby Columbus and other suburbs.

If you have additional questions about the South-Western City School District, please contact us at (614) 801-3000, [email protected], or continue to browse our website.


Dr. Bill Wise

Have questions/concerns?
At SWCSD, we believe in working directly with the public to resolve concerns and answer questions related to their department and position as close to the concern or question as possible. See below for the pathways to information gathering and concern mediation, then email [email protected] or call us at 614-801-3000 to be directed to your contact.