Anthony Scarsella | Supplied photo
Updated: April 18, 2014 6:12AM
The Palos School District 118 Board selected Anthony Scarsella as the district’s next superintendent during a special meeting Thursday, according to a news release from the district.
Scarsella, who has been with District 118 for seven years, will take over the top administrator position July 1, replacing Supt. Joseph Dubec, who is retiring after eight years in the post.
More than 30 people applied for the position. Scarsella was the board’s first choice to lead the elementary and middle school district, according to the release.
As assistant superintendent for business services, Scarsella demonstrated leadership that led to improvements in school security, safety and teaching technology, and he has been heavily involved in all district operations, the release said.
Scarsella holds master’s degrees in school business management from Northern Illinois University and in public policy and finance from American University in Washington, D.C. He earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati and is working toward a doctorate in education administration at NIU, the release said.