The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville school board on Wednesday appointed Adam Heroth as the district’s new superintendent.
Heroth, the district’s former Jr./Sr. High School principal and current administrative assistant to the superintendent, is set to take charge July 1, replacing Joseph Natala, who has served as interim superintendent for the past two years.
In his current role, Heroth has worked closely with the superintendent on planning next year’s budget and responding to school closures.
“We do many things right at OESJ but there is always room for improvement,” Heroth, who is also an OESJ parent, said in a statement. “I am excited to be part of that effort going into the future.”
Heroth grew up in Johnstown and has lived in the OESJ district for over a decade. He has also held jobs in the district as K-12 assistant principal, athletic director and instructional technology specialist. He worked as a health and special education teacher in the Fonda-Fultonville school district from 2002 to 2016.