Gabe Tudor, Wadsworth Schools' new assistant superintendent.
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WADSWORTH — Buckeye High School Principal Gabe Tudor was named assistant superintendent of Wadsworth Schools on Monday night.
Tudor’s responsibilities will include human resources, buildings and grounds and school safety, Superintendent Andrew Hill said.
Tudor, 35, who spent the first eight years of his career with Wadsworth Schools, said he is excited for the opportunity.
“I was a teacher, coach and assistant principal, and then I spent the last three years at Buckeye and really enjoyed that,” Tudor said before Monday’s school board meeting announcing his hiring.
“(It’s) kind of coming home. This is where I live and my kids also go to school, so I’m really excited about that.”
“(I am) excited about the traits of the job, in human resources, and facilities and being able to help out in those ways,” Tudor said.
Hill said Tudor’s annual salary will be $115,000 and his two-year contract begins Aug. 1.
The superintendent said the assistant position replaces what formally was known as director of facilities, which was left unfilled after Joe Magnacca’s retirement last September.
“I intentionally did not fill the position because I wanted to take some time to really look at our organizational structure and determine what the need was,” Hill said before Monday’s meeting.
“I told the board I felt that there was a need, I just didn’t know if it was exactly the exact position that we had been filling.”
He added: “What we are trying to create here doesn’t necessarily fit into that title director of facilities.”
Hill said the district has had an assistant superintendent position in the past, and the job description was revised and approved by the board last month.
“We began the search process and went through a pretty lengthy interview process with a number of really good applicants and then ultimately, at the end of last week, settled on Mr. Tudor,” Hill said.