CCS names new superintendent


The Carmel Clay School Board has announced its intent to hire Dr. Nicholas Wahl as the superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools. The Board anticipates Wahl assuming his duties on Aug. 28.

Dr. Nicholas Wahl new superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools

Dr. Nicholas Wahl new superintendent of Carmel Clay Schools

In accordance with Indiana law, the proposed contract for Wahl will be posted on the CCS district website, An opportunity for public input on the contract is set for 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Carmel Clay Educational Services Center, 5201 E. Main St. The board anticipates taking final action on the contract at a special meeting on Aug. 28 at 6:45 a.m. with a short reception to follow.

Wahl was superintendent of Hinsdale Township High School District 86, Hinsdale, Ill., from 2005 to 2013 and superintendent of Community Unit School District 201, Westmont, Ill., from 2002 to 2005. In addition, Wahl has experience as an assistant superintendent, elementary building principal, middle school athletic director and a middle school science teacher.  He grew up in Ferdinand and began his career in education as an Indiana teacher. Wahl plans to move to Carmel with his wife, Korie. His son and daughter attend college.

“Dr. Wahl has a proven history of leadership with a focus on building consensus,” said Layla Spanenberg, CCS School Board president. “We are delighted he is joining our Carmel Clay School family.  His collaborative leadership style will benefit the entire community.”

Wahl said he is looking forward to calling Carmel home.

“Being a native of Indiana, Carmel Clay Schools have always been viewed as a premier school corporation,” he said. “The opportunity to return home and to be a part of Carmel Clay Schools is both an honor and a privilege. My family is looking forward to calling Carmel home, and I am looking forward to serving the Carmel Clay Schools as superintendent of schools.”

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