Update: Administrative assignments, programs announced for 2012-13
June 4, 2012
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release
Without missing a beat, Dayton Public Schools has moved from the last day of classes June 1 to the beginning of intensive staff development on June 4. Preparation for 2012-2013 is well under way, as DPS officials announce new administrative assignments and other changes for the new school year, including dual language and gifted programs and school reconfigurations.
Five schools will have new principals; two of the schools also will be restructured to serve different grade groupings next year. Louise Troy and Wogaman, both preK-8 schools, will be paired as a preK-3 school and a 4-8 school, respectively.
“We are using data to reshape the district and raise student achievement,” Dayton Public Schools Superintendent Lori L. Ward said.
River’s Edge Montessori PreK-8 School will become a preK-6 school and will offer dual language instruction for students ages six through nine next year; Ruskin PreK-8 School will begin a dual language program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Research indicates that dual language instruction (Spanish-English in this instance) is well suited for both schools, which have a large student population whose native language is Spanish. The three-year immersion program is designed to develop strong language and early literacy skills.
Students scheduled to enter seventh and eighth grades at River’s Edge Montessori will attend Belmont in August.
Gifted programs will be implemented at Horace Mann, River’s Edge Montessori and Valerie preK-8 schools. Elements of the programs will be replicated across the district.
Other administrative changes include the following: Karla Goins, a teacher at Charity Adams Earley Girls Academy, becomes principal at Louise Troy, and Marvis Meeks, assistant principal at Dunbar High School, takes the helm at Wogaman. Both principals will work together with Dunbar Principal Marlayna Randolph to develop uniform strategies and expectations for the three schools, ensure smoother grade transitions, emphasize early literacy and prepare students for success in high school and beyond.
Laura Busse moves from Louise Troy to Cleveland PreK-8 School, Saundra Collie moves from Wogaman to Fairview PreK-8 School, and Megan Winston, an assistant principal at Thurgood Marshall High School, becomes principal at Horace Mann PreK-8 School.
Four other administrative assignments also were announced.
David Lawrence, chief academic officer of the Dayton Regional STEM School, returns to DPS to serve as chief of school innovation. He is charged with ensuring that policies and practices are in place to dramatically increase student achievement and improve graduation rates and high school and college readiness.
Tracey Mallory moves from her post as principal at Horace Mann to serve as executive director of the Office of Exceptional Children (special education).
Shari Hoskins will move from her post as Fairview PreK-8 principal to become an instructional support specialist with specific focus on data analysis across the district.
Jyllian Guerriero, Esq., joins the district as staff attorney in the district’s Office of Legal and Labor Relations.