Huber Heights schools down to 3 finalists for superintendent

Huber Heights schools are down to three finalists for their superintendent post, the district announced Thursday, with final interviews scheduled Feb. 12.

The finalists, chosen from six candidates, are Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora, Beavercreek Assistant Superintendent Jason Enix, and Scott Reeves, executive director of secondary education for Westerville schools near Columbus.

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In addition to final school board interviews, that trio also will meet with a group of school staff, students, parents and community members in a closed, invitation-only forum, according to district officials.

The district’s eventual hire will replace Susan Gunnell, who will retire this summer after working 35 years for the district, the last seven as superintendent.

Before Yellow Springs, Basora was a middle-school principal in the Wyoming and Princeton districts near Cincinnati. His Yellow Springs district has become well-known for strong project-based learning efforts, but had controversy last year with the resignation of the high school principal.

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Enix is a 1993 graduate of Wayne High School in Huber Heights. The former teacher’s duties in Beavercreek currently include evaluating principals, plus overseeing curriculum and professional development. Beavercreek’s school board will vote on staff cuts next week after a November levy failure.

At Westerville, Reeves created a department for minority student achievement and career readiness. He has also served on the State Board of Directors for the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Reeves had applied for the Groveport-Madison superintendent job last year.

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The other three candidates who were interviewed by Huber Heights were London Superintendent Lou Kramer, Dublin Deputy Superintendent Tracey Miller, and Jeff Patrick, director of business and classified staff at Fairborn schools.

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