I have had the privilege to work within Westerville City Schools since 2011 and before that I was a teacher in Maysville City Schools. In January of 2022 I was fortunate enough to be named the inaugural principal of Minerva France Elementary (learn more about Minerva France Here). Before Minerva France I was the Principal of Huber Ridge Elementary from 2017-2022 and the assistant principal there from 2015-2017. Prior to entering school administration in Westerville I served as an Intervention Specialist at Pointview Elementary School and Heritage Middle School. I also coached football and track im the district. Being born and raised in a small town in Northwest Ohio named West Unity, I graduated from Hilltop High School, received an undergraduate degree from Bluffton University, and a masters degree in school administration from Concordia University of Chicago. My wife Nikki, who works as a speech therapist, and I have a daughter Bella, a son Brody, and a dog named Cooper. Outside of school I am an avid outdoorsman, enjoy sports of all kind, love spending time with my family.
Student safety and their education are my top priorities, should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via the information below.
Tyson D. Hilkert
Minerva France Elementary
Westerville City Schools