It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that interim Human Resources Director and former district administrator David Upchurch passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family.

David served many students, staff and families during his tenure in the Oak Hills Local School District. Prior to retiring in 2005, he began his career at Delhi Junior High as a World History teacher. He moved on be an Assistant Principal and Principal at Bridgetown Junior High, followed by being named Principal at Rapid Run Middle School when it opened in 1999. David returned to the district in July of 2016 as interim Director of Human Resources.

The passing of David Upchurch has been the second loss of a district employee in the last month. According to Superintendent Jeff Brandt, David was a tremendous asset to the Oak Hills administrative team prior to retirement and continued to provide invaluable experience and knowledge in his role as Director of Human Resources.

“He had a profound impact on students, staff and the Oak Hills community,” Brandt said. “Although his return to the district was short, his unique skill set and personality were contagious and he quickly connected with all who came in contact with him. David will forever be remembered for his positive influence within the Oak Hills community.”

Please keep David and the Upchurch family in your thoughts.