Hello, my name is Rusty Chaboudy and I was recently hired to fill the Interim Superintendent position beginning January 3, 2022 and serving until July 31, 2022. I am a retired school superintendent with 39 and a half years of experience in public education. During my career I have served as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and my last ten years I was superintendent of the Coventry Local Schools. I have had the opportunity to serve as teacher or principal in every grade level K-12.
The reason I came out of retirement to fill this role is because of my deep love and appreciation for everything this city and school district did for my family growing up. Growing up on Ninth Street between Chestnut and Sackett and attending Grant School with my four brothers and sister set a solid foundation for our family. The teachers and coaches at Bolich and Cuyahoga Falls High School had a major influence on all of our lives. As a 1974 graduate I had a dream of being like my high school teachers and coaches and hoped to have the same positive influence over young people as my role models had with me.
While I am only here for a short period of time I hope to build some solid relationships, bring some experience and advice to the building project and pave the way for the Board of Education to hire the best candidate as the next superintendent. This is one of the board’s most important roles. Guiding the district over the next several months will allow the board to focus on the hiring process.
Seeing the great relationship between the city and the school district is exciting and something that does not happen in all districts. It is truly a blessing. School finances are in relatively good shape and the district is fortunate to have an excellent treasurer. The district will have an important renewal levy up this spring and the community has been terrific in voting to renew past school levies. This levy is important to keep our district in a strong financial position and it is renewal not a new tax.
Good things are happening in the Cuyahoga Falls City Schools and the future looks bright. I hope I have the opportunity to meet all of you during my tenure. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call my office at 330-926-3800 if you have any questions, comments or concerns.
Thank you, Happy New Year, best wishes for a good finish to the 2021-22 school year and Go Black Tigers!