LIMA — The superintendent for Apollo Career Center is ready for retirement. Judy Wells will be leaving the district at the end of July after serving at Apollo for nearly a decade.
Taking her place will be Keith Horner, superintendent of Wapakoneta City Schools. Horner will be named the new superintendent at the March 26 Apollo board meeting.
“He is very respected locally. He has a good vision for what he wants to do at Apollo, and the programs and he understands the impact that Apollo makes on people of all different backgrounds,” said Ned Stechschulte, board president at Apollo.
“My board has made a great choice for my replacement and I have every confidence Mr. Horner will have the ability and passion to take Apollo’s programs and services to the next level. Keith and I have become great friends in my 9-year tenure here, collaborating on satellite program sites at Wapakoneta over the years,” said Judy Wells, whose last day will be July 31.
Horner will take over on August 1.
“I’ve always been attracted to Apollo and their mission for years,” Horner said.
Wells had expressed her desire to retire, and in December, her job was posted. Fifteen applicants were vying for the job, but the list was narrowed to three as of last Sunday, when Horner was officially offered the position that evening.
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