COLUMBUS, Ohio (6-3-22) – Steve Dackin resigned from his job Friday, effective immediately, less than a month after he was selected as Ohio’s new Superintendent of Public Instruction. Conflict of interest has been a concern since Dackin accepted the position.

Four days before the February deadline for applicants to submit their names for Ohio superintendent, Dackin resigned from the state board. This is after he had seen the applications of almost everyone else who had applied, according to public records first obtained by /The Plain Dealer.

Seventy-two hours after that and just one day before the deadline closed, he submitted his own application for the job.

Dackin is a Lima native and graduated from Lima Bath. His brother Rich Dackin is the Superintendent of Bath Local Schools.

Stephanie Siddens will serve as superintendent of public instruction in the interim. She temporarily held the position after Paolo DeMaria retired in September 2021.