Eric Dool resigned from Loveland City School District today. Here is the LCSD news release updating that story

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (April 26, 2021) – In a social media post Sunday, April 25, Eric Dool announced his intention to submit his resignation from his current position as Director of Student Services with Loveland City School District (LCSD). He has accepted a position with West Clermont School Distrirct. 

UPDATED VERSION WITH LOVELAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS RELEASE: (Afternoon Monday, April 26, 2021) – Loveland City School District is beginning the search for a new Director of Student Services. With a focus on student health, wellness and safety, this is a key administrative position with a direct impact on our student community.

Bradley Neavin, Interim Superintendent, Lovelnd City School District (Photo Provided)

“Our Board has committed to focusing on academic excellence, safety, social-emotional wellness, and an inclusive culture of student engagement – carrying out these commitments will be key requirements to join the team,” said Loveland City Schools Superintendent Brad Neavin.

Eric Dool has submitted his resignation as Director of Student Services effective July 31, 2021, and will be moving to another area school district.

“We thank Mr. Dool for his years of service to our students, staff, and community and wish him the best,” Neavin said.

Candidates interested in joining the Loveland City School District can search our current openings here: https://www.lovelandschools.org/EmploymentOpportunities.aspx

Eric Dool

Eric Dool , Director Student Services, Loveland City School District (File Photo) 

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL TEXT of the ERIC DOOL resignation story published on Loveland Beacon in the early morning hours of Monday, April 25, 2021:

It was clearly not an easy decision for Dool to leave behind his position and the students at LCSD.

Reprinted by permission of Eric Dool, here is the main message he shared on his social media post early Sunday, April 25, 2021:

Life sometimes requires us to make difficult choices. I had to make such a choice this week – one that not only required me to give up what has for me been a central part of my identity, but also opened new doors for me to be able to build upon who it is that I am. To lead, you sometimes have to make choices that take your breath away, momentarily, so that you can breathe more fully on the other side. I am crushed, yet resilient in my calling to do what I can for our children – our future. My family, and my friends, have been my rock – and I know will continue to be my foundation. My heart is full with what the future has in store for me . . . I intend to submit my resignation from Loveland City Schools this week, and accept my next role with West Clermont Local Schools. I embrace my next professional challenge! – Eric Dool, via social media Sunday, April 25, 2021

Additionaly, in a messaging exchange with me (Chuck Gibson) representing Loveland Beacon, Mr. Dool shared his heartfelt emotions about the decision to leave Loveland Schools – especially the students for whom he cared in his position as Director Student Services. 

“It was never my intent to leave the district,” Dool wrote. “I honestly believe I have no other choice. This has been the most difficult decison of my life. I grieve for the students and families.”

That is all the information we know at the time of this publication. Loveland Beacon (LB)  will reach out to officials of LCSD for comment and any additional information they may be able to provide. LB has reached out to Mr. Dool for further comment as well.  This story will be updated as additional information becomes available. 

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