Kings Schools’ superintendent is looking to leave if the right offer comes along.
Superintendent Valerie Browning, 48, who took over leadership of the Warren County district in 2008, recently applied for the top job at Butler County’s Madison Schools but didn’t get the position.
Browning, who is the first female in Kings’ history to hold the superintendent title, said her response to any interest in leaving shouldn’t be construed as her being unhappy at her current job.
“I’m not actively looking. But I do get calls from interested districts and (executive) recruiters and I have responded to some of those,” said Browning.
“I love this community and the district,” she said.
Browning replaced the Chuck Mason in 2008 after he retired and she has continued Kings’ streak since 2000 of the 4,000-student district never scoring lower than “excellent” in the state’s annual academic rankings. Her annual salary is $125,000 a year.
Previous to her hire at Kings, she led the 1,400-pupil Greeneview school system east of Dayton in Jamestown in Greene County. She also worked as a principal and assistant principal in the Kettering and West Carollton districts near Dayton.
Veteran Kings Board of Education member Bonnie Baker-Hicks said other districts’ interest in Browning reflects favorably on Kings.
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