Sue Kiesewetter reports
Four Lakota schools will be getting new principals following approval by the board of education.
Lakota High School graduate Brad Lovell is leaving his principal job at Smith Elementary School in the Milford Schools to become principal of Creekside Early Childhood School. He replaces Todd Petrey, who resigned to become superintendent of the Springboro Community Schools in Warren County.
A West Chester Township resident, Lovell also was an assistant principal in the Forest Hills Schools, and taught in the Wyoming Schools before going to Milford. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and a master’s from Wright State University.
Christina French is leaving Shawnee Early Childhood School to become principal at Hopewell Elementary School. She replaces Denise Hayes who resigned to become principal of Fairfield Intermediate School.
- Suzanna Davis named principal at Lakota East High School
- Elgin Card named principal at Lakota West High School
Before coming to Lakota a year ago, French was a teacher and then assistant principal at Fairfield East Elementary School. The Liberty Township resident holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University and a master’s from Xavier University.
Both Lovell and French were given two-year contracts, effective Aug. 1, and will earn a base salary of $89,500 annually.
Lakota East assistant principal Stacy Millburg is moving to the school’s freshman campus as its associate principal. She replaces Suzanna Davis, who was named Lakota East principal following the resignation of Keith Kline. He was named assistant superintendent of the West Clermont Schools.
Lakota West assistant principal Jason Jackson is moving to the school’s freshman campus as its associate principal. The move follows the appointment of associate principal Elgin Card to principal. He replaces Richard Hamilton, who is retiring after 13 years as principal.
Both Millburg and Jackson received two-year contracts, effective Aug. 1. Each will earn an annual base salary of $87,000.