H-L schools chief headed to Findlay

BASCOM – Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools’ superintendent has accepted a position with the Findlay City School District.

David Alvarado accepted the position of assistant principal at Findlay High School following the board’s approval Monday.

Alvarado said he told staff Friday that he had been offered the position and planned to accept it.

Alvarado said he has not officially submitted his resignation and plans to do so at the next board meeting.

A Hopewell-Loudon High School alum, Alvarado accepted the superintendent job at Hopewell-Loudon in February 2016. He previously had worked with the Findlay district for 13 years.

“This is a position I am very familiar with and have enjoyed before,” he said. “I have experience with working in this position and it gives me the opportunity to work more closely with the students.”

That is an opportunity to which Alvarado said he’d like to return.

“I am very thankful to the Hopewell-Loudon board, staff and community for giving me the opportunity to come back to my alma mater,” he said. “It was a difficult decision to make (to leave).”

Alvarado said he will miss the staff and students of Hopewell-Loudon schools.

“I know them personally and have watched them grow from year to year,” he said.

Even though Alvarado is changing districts, he said he will remain in the Hopewell-Loudon district and continue to be a part of the community.

“I will still be a supporter of Hopewell-Loudon, that is not going to change,” he said.