Superintendent's Message

A Greeting from the Superintendent

Kathy Mollenkopf
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  It is my pleasure to continue 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.
 
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.  Shane Leeth serves as the district’s Technology Coordinator and his management of the website as well as efforts of Meghan Lautzenheiser, Technology Paraprofessional and Kristie McCormick, our district’s Public Relations Director, are much appreciated in this area.

The District Quality Profile was mailed to district residents in late 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 and made available to the public on September 15.  Both the DQP and the LRC are accessible by links on the district website.
  
Several new employees have joined our Knight family this year:  Amy Eickholt, Program Services Director; Katlyn Short, Licensed Social Worker; Doug Etzler, HS Intervention Specialist; Shelby Walters, HS Science Teacher; Lisa Etzler, MS Math Teacher; Patricia Danylchuk, Elementary Paraprofessional; Kylie Mills, MS Paraprofessional; and Kendra Case, MS Paraprofessional.  Kyle Hammons and Jared Owens are not new to the district, but both will serve as bus drivers in addition to their teaching responsibilities.
 
The Board of Education has embarked upon two construction projects.  The first is a Classroom Addition/Renovation Project which will repurpose the courtyard space into seven additional classrooms as well as update the MS/HS media center and renovate several existing second floor classrooms and create a centrally located technology office.  The second construction project is the renovation of the former Vancrest facility into an Early Childhood Center.  You may recall that this facility and its property was gifted to the district.  This facility will serve pre-school students which our district had previously serviced at the Thomas Edison Learning Center in Van Wert.  Additionally, kindergarten will be moved to the ECC.  Both projects have summer 2020 completion dates and should be ready to go for the 2020-2021 school year.
         
I am proud of Crestview Local Schools, and the nearly 900 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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