Modern City


Superintendent/CEO Lorain City Schools

This blog shares my personal views and experiences as a superintendent of public school systems in Ohio. My goal here is my goal in all communication -  to engage in respectful and productive discourse with those I serve. Please note that while these thoughts are my own, many of these communications were also published by the school districts I've been honored to work with -- shared through district e-newsletters, websites, social media, mobile apps, and text. My hope is that this page helps to ignite a passion for transparent communication and engagement with other educational leaders as well.

August 22, 2017

The 2017-2018 academic year is under way across Ohio, and the Ohio Department of Education has some great resources for families as our children head back to the classroom. Here are the top 10 things to know this year: 

  1. Students in the class of 2018 have multiple pa...

In the Lorain City Schools, the start of each school year presents an important opportunity to improve an increasingly urgent issue: too many children missing too many days of school. More than 1/4 of our students are chronically absent — missing nearly a month or more...

On behalf of the Lorain City School District, I want to personally congratulate the first graduating class of the new Lorain High School. There is nothing quite like seeing you cross the stage, being handed your diploma, and knowing you've got what it takes to make it...

This afternoon the Ohio Department of Education, City of Lorain, and Lorain Schools Board of Education released their picks for the new Lorain Academic Distress Commission. Their press release is shared below.

On behalf of the Lorain City Schools, we are incredibly pl...

Wintry weather is upon us, and with that comes some very difficult decisions for northeast Ohio superintendents. Calling off school for inclement weather is always a difficult decision – we want our students here in class, but their safety is critical. With that in min...

Since the latest release of the Local Report Card we've received much media attention about our status with the state as a result of HB 70 which will introduce a new Commission and CEO to our district in 2017.  And most recently, some articles have been floating around...

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