GUEST COLUMN – By Indian Hill School District Superintendent Kirk Koennecke

Superintendent Kirk Koennecke hosting virtual meeting with student advisory group April 14, 2020. (Provided)

From our Braves who created e-cards to connect virtually with senior citizens in the area, to our Braves who designed and distributed protective masks to help combat COVID-19, and within every student-authored Brave story shared during this global crisis, our students are crafting an amazing chapter in the history making story of this school year.


We sit as educators, simply amazed … and proud.

Throughout this ever evolving crisis situation, we have worked as a District to keep one focus: “Kids First. Content Second.” This is our mantra during distance learning.

Student voice matters.

It should be included; it should be listened to; it should be shared.

Proactively to ensure that happens within the Indian Hill School District, this week we launched a student survey to see what we are doing well and how we can improve the Brave distance learning experience. Additionally, we have established a student advisory council to work directly with me to help guide the decisions we make.

We do this for one simple yet powerful reason: We love our students.

Kids First. Content Second.

It is how we do business. To every student who has worked to be Brave during this unprecedented time – thank you. You are an inspiration to us all.

In service to our children,

Kirk Koennecke
Indian Hill School District