January 13, 2021 . . . Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Hunt has accepted a position as the next superintendent at Barrington 220 Community School District in Chicago, Illinois. Hunt, who has served as Superintendent in Chagrin Falls since 2012, had one year remaining in his contract and will remain with the Chagrin Falls Schools until the end of the school year and support the transition to the next leader.
Hunt has been superintendent of Chagrin Falls Schools since 2012. Previously, he served Chagrin Falls Schools in a variety of roles including high school assistant principal, high school principal and assistant superintendent. “This is a unique opportunity that was brought to me in a high performing significantly larger school district that will allow me to continue to grow professionally,” said Hunt. “I am thankful to have been given the opportunity to lead Chagrin Falls Schools. I have grown and developed as a leader forging life-long friendships. I would like to recognize our Board of Education members, administrative team and staff for their continued commitment to the students of Chagrin. I also want to thank the community for their continuous support. Our District has and always will have high academic standards and student excellence. What sets Chagrin Falls Schools apart from others is the constant and positive involvement of our parents and community members. This involvement, coupled with a dynamic staff and a desire to honor what has come before, makes me so appreciative to have been able to lead this District.”
“Under Dr. Hunt’s outstanding leadership, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District has achieved countless national and state academic awards and recognitions,” said Board President Phil Rankin. “Of the many accomplishments to be celebrated, Dr. Hunt’s pursuit of one-to-one technology and personalized learning were pivotal in the District’s ability to continue to support student learning during the pandemic. The Board understands that while Dr. Hunt was not actively seeking a new position, he was presented with this irresistible opportunity to grow professionally and expand his leadership and management capabilities in a significantly larger school district. The Board wants only the best for Dr. Hunt and wishes him and his family much success in Chicago. The Hunt family was an integral part of our community and will be missed.”
Rankin went on to say that Chagrin Falls Schools, one of the highest achieving Districts in the state of Ohio, is an appealing District that will attract outstanding candidates for the superintendent position for many reasons, most notably due to the highly dedicated, tenured team of administrators and staff who work tirelessly in support of students as well as the powerful collaboration with parents, students, community members and the Board. The Board will move quickly to initiate the search for the District’s next educational leader, selecting an executive search firm and undertaking a process that leverages input from the administration, staff, parents, students and the community.