Huber Heights school board members will interview six candidates in their search for the district’s next superintendent, and most of the six have local ties.
Superintendent Susan Gunnell is leaving the job July 31, ending a 35-year run in the district, including the last seven as superintendent.
The six candidates selected for interviews are Mario Basora, Jason Enix, Lou Kramer, Tracey Miller, Jeff Patrick and Scott Reeves.
The first round of interviews will be held Feb 4 and 5. The finalist interviews will be on Feb. 12, and the start date for the new superintendent is Aug. 1.
Basora is the current superintendent at Yellow Springs Schools and has served previously as the principal at Wyoming Middle School and Princeton Middle School. He has presented at Buckeye Association of School Administrators (BASA) and developed a center for deeper learning in Yellow Springs.
Enix is the assistant superintendent of Beavercreek City Schools and is a 1993 Wayne High School graduate. He evaluates principals at Beavercreek and has experience in union negotiations.
Kramer is the current superintendent at London City Schools and was a superintendent at Northeastern Local Schools. He has broadened the STEM programs and College Credit Plus courses. He also is involved with BASA.
Miller is the current deputy superintendent at Dublin City Schools and has been the director of operations and secondary education and the principal at Dublin Coffman High School. He also has worked in Hamilton and Lima.
Patrick is the current director of business and classified staff at Fairborn City Schools. He has served as the superintendent of Franklin Monroe Local Schools, has union negotiations experience, and facilitated budget carry-overs while superintendent in two districts.
Reeves is the current executive director of secondary education at Westerville City Schools. He created a department for minority student achievement and career readiness. Reeves has a track record of leadership success in local food pantries.
Gunnell started with Huber Heights as a school psychologist, working her way through the ranks to superintendent. She has called it a privilege to work for the school district and thanked the school staff, parents, community and school board members for their focus on students.