Gellert honored as exceptional educator

The Education Department will honor Gary Gellert ’74, superintendent of the North College Hills City Schools in Cincinnati, during its third annual teach alumni open house at Homecoming, Oct. 27.

Gellert began his career after graduating from Hanover by teaching and coaching at Centerville and Bettsville High Schools. He completed his master’s degree in education administration in 1980 from Bowling Green State University and was school administrator at Indian Hill and North College Hill High School before becoming superintendent of the district system in 2000.

One of the hallmarks of Gellert’s management is his hands-on approach; he teaches classes, tutors individual students, leads the high school social studies curriculum team and attends every sporting event, program and play.

Among his achievements, Gellert has been instrumental in innovative curriculum offerings, research, extra-curricular activities and school funding. He led the school district through a large building project that resulted in all new schools with up-to-date technology.

Currently, Gellert serves as president of the North College Hill Business Association and is an active member of the North College Hill Alumni Association. He has served as a school board member, teaches Sunday school and implements programs for church youth in his home town of Guilford, Ind.

Previous award recipients include Hanover trustee Suellen Kinder Reed ’67 and classmate Joyce Knox Imel ’67. The event takes place at 10 a.m. in Newby Hall.