Superintendent's Message

A Greeting from the Superintendent

Mrs. MollenkopfWelcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It continues to be my pleasure to serve as the Superintendent of Crestview Local Schools and to lead our administration, teachers and staff on pathways that enrich and enhance the educational opportunities for our students as 21st century learners. Our administration and professional staff continue to strive to lead through the avenues of integrity-driven decision making, investing in our students and modeling strong work ethics, promoting informed citizenship and innovative thinking, and guiding appropriate interpersonal communication skills. All of these attributes define the district’s educational focus, Portrait of a Graduate.

The district website will undergo a facelift this fall allowing parents and members of our community access to a more user-friendly format with direct access to resources related to our district’s academic and athletic event calendars, student registration information, student handbooks and administrative guidelines as well as general district updates that showcase our students’ activities, their talents and abilities, and their accomplishments. We have also added information regarding our district’s Portrait of a Graduate and important coronavirus information that is updated regularly.

The District Quality Profile will be mailed to district residents in mid-September. Even though the publication is a bit smaller this year due to restrictions related to managing the coronavirus within the district’s buildings, please take opportunity to look through this publication as it serves a companion document to the district Local Report Card published by the Ohio Department of Education that was made available to the public in mid-September. Both the DQP and the LRC are accessible by links on the district website.

Several new employees have joined our Knight family this year: Sydney Bowen, Preschool Teacher; Macey Ashbaugh, Preschool/Kindergarten Special Education Teacher; Jessie Arnold, HS English Teacher; and Aimee Bassett, HS Math Teacher. Additional support staff includes ECC Paraprofessional Julie Powell and Food Services staff member Julia Germann. Austin Fleming is the new Athletic Administrator replacing Matt Perkins who is returning to 8th grade math instruction. Whitney Bollenbacher will provide speech services for preschool through grade 12 students, and Allyson Buzard has been added to the Treasurer’s Office as an administrative assistant.

I am proud of Crestview Local Schools, and the 900 plus students we serve. Every student deserves a safe environment for learning as well as an education that affords options for choice upon graduation. As a school district and a community, we owe our best to the students of this district. So on behalf of the Board of Education, the administrators, teachers, and staff, I invite you to engage in opportunities to support the educational and extra-curricular endeavors of our students. At any time if you have questions or comments, I am happy to talk with you.

Kathy Mollenkopf
Crestview Local Schools