Recently named superintendent of Indian Hill EVSD, Kirk also serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative. He has been actively involved in education for 25 years in districts both large and small, urban and rural. In 2007, he was awarded the Close-Caputo Educator of Humanity Award for his leadership in urban education. In 2018, Kirk was presented the Urbana/Franklin University Innovation in Education Award. Kirk has presented at the local, state, and national levels, and has been published in several educational journals and books.