Wooster City Schools has introduced Gabe Tudor as the district’s next superintendent, effective July 1. Tudor replaces Dr. Michael Tefs, who served as Wooster’s superintendent since 2008. Tefs is set to leave the district June 30 to take the same position at Revere Local Schools in Summit County.
Tudor was most recently assistant superintendent of Wadsworth City Schools, a district he first worked with in 2007 as a social studies teacher. He stayed with Wadsworth City Schools for eight years before a three-year stint as principal of Buckeye High School in Medina. Tudor returned to Wadsworth as assistant superintendent in 2018, staying in that position until the opportunity in Wooster was presented.
“Wooster is the type of district that you hope to lead as a superintendent due to its community support, tradition and fiscal responsibility,” 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.”
Tudor earned his M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Akron and his superintendent licensure from Ashland University. In his 16 years in education, Tudor has also coached basketball and tennis.
“I am beyond thrilled for the opportunity to work with the staff and community of the Wooster City School District,” Tudor added. “Wooster has always enjoyed great community support and is rooted in many great traditions. My wife and I also see Wooster as a great place to continue raising our family and desire to become involved in the community.”