PAST SUPERINTENDENTS | Youngstown schoolsPublished: 5/16/10 @ 12:00
Here’s a glance at at who has led the Youngstown city school district for the past four decades.
Woodrow Zinser: 1967-70. He came to Youngs- town after working as superintendent of the Mansfield, Ohio, schools.
Richard F. Viering: 1970-72. He came to Youngstown after employment as superintendent of the Brunswick, Ohio, schools.
Robert L. Pegues: 1972-78. A city native, he was Youngs- town’s first black superintendent. At the time of his appointment, he was the first Youngstown native in at least 70 years to head the city’s schools. He later was the first black superintendent in Warren.SFlbEmanuel N. Catsoules: 1978-1992. He was a product of the city school system and began a 30-year career in education here as a teacher at The Rayen School.
Alfred Tutela: 1992-94. Came to Youngstown after a stint as superintendent of the Cleveland schools and working as an educational consultant.
Joseph Conley: 1994-97. A product of the city schools, Conley served 32 years in the system, advancing from the position of teacher.
Benjamin L. McGee: 1997-2004. A graduate of the city schools, he spent 32 years in the system, starting as a teacher and advancing through the administrative ranks.
Wendy E. Webb: 2004-2010. A city native who spent 35 years in the district, first as a librarian and teacher and later as assistant superintendent. She is the district’s first black woman superintendent.