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Gateway board picks Assistant Super William Short to become school superintendent

Emily Balser
| Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 9:00 p.m.

Gateway School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved the appointment of Assistant Superintendent William Short as district superintendent effective July 1.

“I'm honored and humbled by this appointment,” Short said.

Short will take over the position from Nina Zetty, who is retiring a year early. He has been performing the duties of superintendent since March, when Zetty went on sick leave.

Short, 49, has been with the district since 1992 when he started as a social studies teacher at Gateway Middle School. He later taught at the high school, where he eventually became principal. He has been assistant superintendent since 2014.

Several board members cited his dedication to the district and his good working relationship with the teachers, school board, students and community as the reasons he is qualified for the job.

“Over the last few months, you've really stepped up to the plate,” said board President Chad Stubenbort. “I look forward to working with you.”

Short's salary as superintendent has not been decided, but should be by July 1, when he steps into the position, Stubenbort said.

School board member Mary Beth Cirucci said she believes Short will provide stability to the district.

“You will be hard-pressed to find (a superintendent) with more experience at Gateway,” she said.

The board decided this month not to do a nationwide search for a new superintendent, which would have cost $6,000. The district is not required to do a search.

Short said he hopes to appoint an assistant superintendent and curriculum coordinator by the end of July.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. She can be reached at 412-871-2369 or .

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