NORWOOD, Ohio (FOX19) - Norwood City School District Superintendent Kathy Sabo passed away last weekend after a battle with cancer, the district said in a Facebook post Monday morning.
“Dr. Sabo was so proud to serve in her hometown as the superintendent of Norwood City School District,” the post read. “She loved this community and what was best for kids was at the heart of every decision she made. We share our deepest condolences with her family and with everyone who knew her.”
Cincinnati Public Schools Board President Carolyn Jones issued the following statement:
“On behalf of Cincinnati Public Schools, we offer our deepest condolences to the students, staff, and families of Norwood City School District who were touched by the life and leadership of Superintendent Kathy Sabo. Dr. Sabo was a student, a teacher, and a principal in the Norwood City Schools before serving as Superintendent, and her love for her hometown and her students was evident. She will be missed.”
Sabo was the first female superintendent to graduate from Norwood, according to the Director of Curriculum at Norwood City School District.
She recently received her doctorate.
Sabo served as superintendent from August 2017 – September 2019, when the school announced she was taking leave due to health issues.