Superintendent's Message

A Greeting from the Superintendent

Kathy Mollenkopf
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! Amid the challenges our district continues to
face this year with regards to COVID-19, I pray this greeting finds you and yours safe
and healthy. 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 21 st century
learners.

The district website provides parents and community members 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.

Due to the impact of the coronavirus and the extenuating circumstances presented as a
result, the District Quality Profile will be mailed to district residents in mid-November this
year rather than mid-August. 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: Halle Beougher,
Preschool Teacher; Lexi Meyer, Preschool Teacher; Brooke Staley, Preschool Teacher;
Sara Pugh, Kindergarten Teacher; Mitchell Rickard, Elementary Intervention Specialist;
Jack Hemmelgarn, MS Math Teacher; and Grace Callow, HS Spanish Teacher.
Additional support staff includes ECC Paraprofessionals Nikki Beougher, Samantha
Dohoney, Amanda Good, Lori Stefanek, and Hayley Walker as well as MS
Paraprofessional Kim Owens. Melissa Miller is the new secretary in the Athletic
Department with Matt Perkins, the new Athletic Administrator. Amy Hyitt is now the
ECC secretary for new ECC Principal Casey Dowler. Nick Leeth has moved from the
classroom to support staff as he studies to become a school psychologist. Additions in
our Food Service Department include Candy Smith, Harleigh Friemoth, and Mariah
Davies. Sharing duties in both Food Service and Custodial are Linda Wells and Loralei
Davies. James Lautzenheiser is not new to the district, but he will serve as a new bus
driver in addition to his teaching responsibilities.

Both of our construction projects - the first a Classroom Addition/Renovation and the
second an Early Childhood Center – were completed prior to the start of the school
year. The ClassroomAddition/Renovation added seven new and two remodeled
classrooms to our MS/HS as well as an update the MS/HS media center and the
creation of a centrally located technology office. The second construction project
renovated the former Vancrest facility, a property gifted to the school district, into an
Early Childhood Center. This facility serves our youngest learners in preschool and
kindergarten. Both construction projects were completed without going to our taxpayers
for additional funds.

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
Superintendent
Crestview Local Schools
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