Superintendent's Message

A Greeting from the Superintendent

Mrs. Mollenkopf

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! It continues to be my pleasure to serve as the Superintendent of Crestview Local Schools and to lead the administration, teachers and staff on pathways that enrich and enhance the educational opportunities for our district’s students as 21st century learners. The 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 has undergone a facelift over the summer that allows parents and members of the community access to information through a more user-friendly format with direct access to resources related to the 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. The website also includes a link to the district’s Strategic Plan, a document designed as guidance for administrative decision-making for the district over the next five to seven years.

The District Quality Profile will be mailed to district residents in early September.  Please take opportunity to look through this publication as it serves a companion document to the district’s Local Report Card published by the Ohio Department of Education. Both the DQP and the LRC are accessible by links on the district website.   

Several new employees have joined our Knight family this year: Hannah Merrill, preschool teacher; Luke Gerardot, elementary intervention specialist; Heather Hitchcock, MS language arts teacher; Kole Rolsten, MS intervention specialist; Ashley McClure, MS/HS visual arts teacher; and Brett Latman, instrumental music teacher. Additional support staff includes paraprofessionals Ashley Carrier, Leah Lichtensteiger, Deb Ebert, and Courtney Huse. Tiffany Slusher will serve as the new School Nurse for grades 1 -12; Jessie Wallis is the new secretary in the Athletic Department, and Amanda Lichtle has been added to the Treasurer’s Office as an administrative assistant. 

I am proud of Crestview Local Schools, and the 950 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. 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. If at any time you have questions or comments, I am happy to talk with you.

Kathy Mollenkopf


Crestview Local Schools