Clermont Northeastern announces hiring of new superintendent

Mt. Orab resident Neil Leist has been appointed the new superintendent of the Clermont Northeastern School District.

Leist will begin the new position this Fall when current superintendent Ralph Shell retires at the end of the current school year.

“One of the reasons I accepted the position is because I am very comfortable with the CNE Board of Education,” he said. “They, like myself, are committed to educational excellence. I am looking forward to working with them to ensure that every student in the district receives an outstanding education.”

Leist has been the principal of the CNE Elementary for the past four years. Under his leadership as principal last year, CNE Elementary School received an excellent rating by the Ohio Department of Education.