After an extensive search for a Superintendent to replace retiring Superintendent Robert Ralstin, the Manchester Local Board met in special session on July 1, 2013 and employed Mr. Craig Hockenberry effective July 29, 2013.
Upon graduation from the College of Mount St. Joseph, he was employed by the Cincinnati Public Schools.He completed his graduate work in Education Administration from Xavier University.
Hockenberry began his professional career within the Cincinnati Public School system at Roosevelt Elementary as a sixth grade teacher in 1995. Roosevelt closed in 1998 and Craig remained in the Cincinnati Public Schools as the Assistant Principal of Oyler School in Lower Price Hill. In 2001 he was named the Principal of Oyler.
Hockenberry has seen the transformation and growth from a K-6 building into a PK-12 Community Learning Center offering numerous community services such as the school based health center that includes vision, dental and counseling.