Kirk Koennecke

Kirk Koennecke is Superintendent of the Graham Local Schools in Saint Paris, Ohio. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative. Mr. Koennecke has been actively involved in education for 24 years. Kirk earned his B.S. in Secondary Education from The Ohio State University. He holds a M.S. in Sport Administration from Miami University of Ohio, and an M.A. in Education Administration from John Carroll University. Mr. Koennecke completed his Education Specialist M.S. at Wright State University. Kirk has served in several leadership roles over the years, in quality districts both large and small, urban and rural. In 2007, he was awarded the Close-Caputo Educator of Humanity Award for his leadership in urban education. Kirk has presented at the local, state, and national levels, and has been published in several educational journals and books. Kirk makes his home in Saint Paris, Ohio with his wife Susie. They have five children.