Huber Heights picks Ohio superintendent to lead schools

The Huber Heights school board on Tuesday hired Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora to take over the district this summer, replacing Susan Gunnell, who will retire after 35 years in the district, the last seven as superintendent.

Basora, who has been superintendent at Yellow Springs schools for nine years, will work on a three-year contract at Huber Heights. He told the crowd Tuesday that he’ll immediately work on building trust among staff and in the community, something he said had been one of Gunnell’s strengths.

“My goal in first year is to learn,” Basora said, referencing good work that’s already happening in the district. “I plan to listen and get to know the staff and the community. Then we can work on strategic planning for the long term, together as a group.”


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