District strengthens commitment to run operations like a private sector business

Ohio State graduate Nathan Rohyans was named to the position that will be focused on process efficiencies designed to lead to cost savings.

“We take our stewardship of taxpayer dollars extremely seriously,” said Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley. “We embrace best practices from all walks of life and Lean Six Sigma, a proven, private sector efficiency concept, is something we are implementing district-wide across our business operations.”

Lean Six Sigma is a managerial philosophy used by many of the world’s leading private sector companies, including many located within our District. Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven problem solving methodology resulting in an improved process or outcome when deployed correctly. Several projects have been implemented, including an examination of the District’s copier and printer contracts, numbers, and use practices. A “push-in” professional development model for teachers was developed after administrators were asked to examine the District’s professional development processes. The resulting changes helped the District realize more than $100,000 in substitute teacher costs savings last school year. Using data-driven problem solving techniques, we will be analyzing the District’s copier and printer costs, and comparing those costs to actual needs, with the goal of reducing copier and printer costs district wide.

Dr. Hoadley holds a Masters of Business of Operational Excellence from The Ohio State University. He is a Lean Six Sigma black belt which means he has been trained at the highest levels possible in the areas of process efficiency and lean management techniques.

Mr. Rohyans is a Lean Six Sigma green belt. He comes to the Dublin City Schools from Grange Insurance where he was an Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement Specialist. He holds a B.S. in Integrated Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. During his time at Ohio State and with Grange, he lead several process improvement teams which were successful in eliminating non-value add steps, increasing the quality of products. The Marysville native volunteers for United Way, the Marysville Personal Needs Pantry, and the Whetstone Senior Citizen Breakfast Club.

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