High School Principal's Message


Dave Bowen It is with great anticipation and excitement that I welcome the opportunity to serve as your Crestview High School Principal for the 2018-19 school year.  This is an awesome opportunity to lead our district from this vantage point and I certainly do not take the responsibility lightly.  Furthermore, I wish to congratulate former high school principal, Mr. Mike Biro, and wish him the very best in his retirement.  Mr. Biro led our district in an outstanding fashion for the past 17 years and following in his footsteps will be no easy task.  I truly value the fact that we worked very closely together over the past fifteen years in administration.  Good luck Mr. Biro—You are a true Knight!

Moving forward, the new school year will be most certainly one of transition.  Mrs. Kathy Mollenkopf, former elementary principal, as our new superintendent; myself as high school principal; and Mr. Trent Kreischer, former Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and now middle school principal/athletic administrator, are all finding ourselves in new chairs of leadership.  Add to that mix Mrs. Jessica Schuette as elementary principal and Mrs. Lindsay Breese as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and as a result, our school community embarks on a new and exciting time.  This team is very excited to move forward and lead our staff and students into the new school year.  Personally, it has already been very rewarding to work with, assist, and draw information from the administrative team over the summer with the common goal of providing our students with the best educational opportunities possible.

For the 2018-19 school year, we also welcome three new teachers at the high school level.  Miss Ami Callow joins our staff after teaching at Berea Independent Schools in Berea, Kentucky, during the 2016 and 2017 school years and working as a substitute teacher this past year at Crestview.  Miss Callow earned her degree at Berea College and we welcome this Crestview alumna back to her alma mater.

We also welcome Mrs. Samantha Recker who will be joining our staff as a high school intervention specialist.  Mrs. Recker earned her degree at Illinois State University and attended high school at Bourbonnais Community High School in Bradley, Illinois.  She will be residing in Ft. Jennings with her newlywed husband, Brian.

Mr. Tyler Stevens will be teaching in our science department.  He will be entering his third year in the educational field joining our staff from St. Charles High School in Waldorf, Maryland.  Mr. Stevens is a Bowling Green State University graduate and is very familiar with Crestview, having graduated high school from NWC member school, Allen East.  We look forward to the contributions that our new staff members will bring to our Crestview family!

Transition is a key word this year at Crestview High School.  As always, our students and staff will be a key component in assisting with this transition and putting forth an effort with which our community can be proud.  I look forward to and appreciate, with great gratitude, the opportunity to play a small role in the success of our school district.  Go Knights!
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