Tudor named new superintendent at Wooster

Tudor named new superintendent at Wooster

Gabe Tudor


Gabe Tudor will begin leading Wooster City Schools as its superintendent, beginning the 2021-22 school year.

Tudor, who has served as the assistant superintendent of Wadsworth City Schools since 2018, said he has always wanted to have the opportunity to lead a district. “Wooster is the type of district that you hope to lead as a superintendent due to its community support, tradition and fiscal responsibility,” he said.

Tudor and Wooster director of elementary education Karen Arbogast were the two finalists for the job being vacated by current superintendent Michael Tefs, who is leaving the district June 30 to become superintendent at Revere Local Schools in Richfield.

The community support and tradition are a large part of why Tudor and his wife believe their four school-age children will continue to prosper when they relocate to Wayne County.

“My wife and I also see Wooster as a great place to continue raising our kids and to become involved in the community,” Tudor said. “In addition, I am interested in the master planning work that is being done at Wooster. With the anticipated enrollment growth, it is an exciting time to collaborate with stakeholders to determine how to set Wooster up for success for the next 30 years.”

Upon coming to Wooster, Tudor said his initial goal is to learn more about Wooster and meet as many people as he can in the community and school district.

“The district already has some great systems in place and a track record of success,” Tudor said. “I want to learn more about how Wooster meets the needs of their students and community and build upon that success.”

As the COVID-19 pandemic gets more under control, Tudor said it will be crucial he works with the district to continue pushing through the impacts the coronavirus has made on Wooster’s students and their families.

“The pandemic has taught us that we have to continue to be ready to adapt,” he said. “Wooster has effective safety protocols in place, and as we learn more about the virus and its prevalence in the community, we will continue to work together and adjust to meet the needs of students.”

Prior to his tenure as Wadsworth’s assistant superintendent, Tudor spent three years as principal at Buckeye High School in Medina, two years as Wadsworth High School’s assistant principal, dean of students at Wadsworth Middle School for one year, six years teaching at Wadsworth Middle School and two years teaching at Jupiter Christian School in Jupiter, Florida.

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