Yellow Springs School Board

Superintendent candidate Tammy Carnahan spent time meeting the community at Mills Lawn on Monday night. The other finalists, Richard Spindler and Mario Basora, will visit Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. photo by Lauren Heaton.

First of three superintendent candidates visits Yellow Springs

Starting down the home stretch of the superintendent search, candidate Tammy Carnahan came to Mills Lawn on Monday night for another round of interviews and a talk with the community. Carnahan lives less than three miles from Yellow Springs and serves as the assistant superintendent of Greenon Local Schools. She has taught and served as principal at three schools in southwest Ohio, including seven years as principal of Enon Elementary. She wanted to come to a smaller district where she could get to know people better, and she feels she would be a good fit for Yellow Springs because of her participatory leadership style and her ability to solve curricular and financial challenges, especially given her 10-year history with current Treasurer Dawn Weller.

“I believe in the team approach — that’s how we’re going to make a difference in kids’ lives by getting the stakeholders involved, encouraging the group to develop its values and having a shared vision,” she said on Monday.

Carnahan is one of three finalists for the superintendent position. Candidate Richard Spindler, superintendent of Berne Union Local School District in Sugar Grove, will visit Tuesday night, and Mario Basora, principal of Wyoming Middle School in Cincinnati, will visit on Wednesday night. At a special school board meeting Thursday night, the board will either choose one of the candidates for the position or decide how to move forward with the search process.

More on this story will appear in this week’s print edition of the Yellow Springs News.

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