Office of the Superintendent

Office of the Superintendent


Mr. Morton
Mr. Robert Morton, Superintendent
801 S. Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512
419-782-4395 fax 

Secretary to the Superintendent

Mrs. Beth Curtzwiler
 [email protected]
Phone: 419-782-0070
Fax: 419-782-4395
Mrs. Curtzwiler began her career with Defiance City Schools in February 1997 as Secretary to the Asst. Superintendent.  In August of 2000 she transferred to the Junior High/Middle School Office as the building secretary.  Mrs. Curtzwiler began her duties as the Secretary to the Superintendent in August 2014.  

EMIS Coordinator

Ms. Stephanie Gahris
801 S. Clinton Street
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: 419-782-0070
Fax: 419-782-4395 

Central Office Secretary

Mrs. Cheryl Westrick
Phone: 419-782-0070 ext. 3000
Fax: 419-782-4395

Mrs. Westrick began her career with Defiance City Schools in September of 2005 as Secretary to the Assistant Principal at Defiance High School.  In 2008 her role changed as Secretary to the Principal at DHS.  In August of 2020 she transferred to the Central Office to continue her secretarial duties.  

Defiance City Schools Virtual Learning Academy

If any family is interested in enrolling in Defiance City Schools Virtual Learning Academy due to COVID-19 concerns please complete this Form. After completion a representative from Defiance City Schools will contact you with additional information. 

Mr. Morton's Biography

Bob, the youngest of seven children, was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  He attended Bowling Green State University receiving a Bachelors of Science and Biology in 1993 and a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Supervision in 2003.

He began his career as an instructor of Biology, Anatomy and Physiology for ten years, while serving as a head baseball coach.  Bob has been a building principal for sixteen years, the last twelve at Defiance High School.

Bob has served on several boards past and or present, which include the Defiance Chamber of Commerce, the Sherwood State Bank, the YMCA, the Defiance Baseball Association, the Berkshire Homeowners Association, and the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention Center.  

Bob and his wife Melissa are the parents of  Mallory, Cooper, and Madeline.  In his spare time, Bob enjoys being outdoors and umpiring.  

 August 1, 2019, Bob assumed the responsibilities of Superintendent of Defiance City Schools.

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