LCSD announced administrative staffing changes coming for 24/25 school year

By Chuck Gibson

LOVELAND, OH (March 26, 2024) – In a news release issued Friday, March 22nd, the Loveland City School District (LCSD) announced several changes to administrative staff positions.  

Mike Broadwater. Superintendent, Loveland City School District (Provided)

Those changes included the positions of Director of Business Operations and District Director of Student Athletics. These changes are part of the continuing effort building strong leadership to guide the path toward an even better future for the students according to LCSD Superintendent Mike Broadwater.

 

“We continue to build a strong leadership team so that we can accomplish even greater things for kids,” Broadwater said. “These staffing changes will help us meet the goals our community set for us in our #beLOVEland Strategic Vision and do so in a fiscally responsible way.”

John Ames, will relinquish his role as current Business Manager upon retiring after 32 years this summer. He’ll be replaced by Rich Bryant who will assume those duties under the title of Director of Business Operations. Bryant has served as District Director of Student Athletics since coming to Loveland City Schools in 2022. He served as Athletic Director and Assistant Principal in Lakota Schools and as an assistant principal at both Ross and Northwest Schools previously.

Rich Bryant – new Director of Business Operations for LCSD (Provided)

“I’m excited to take on this new role and look forward to doing everything I can to support our kids, our staff, and our community.” –  Rich Bryant, new Director of Business Operations for LCSD

Jayson Bruce will fill the void left by the move of Rich Bryant and serve as new District Director of Student Athletics. He has worked as a Math Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director in Loveland for 17 years. Before that, Bruce was an Assistant Principal in Deer Park and Math Teacher in Milford.

Jayson Bruce – will become new District Director of Student Athletics. (Provided)

Jayson Bruce will fill the void left by the move of Rich Bryant and serve as new District Director of Student Athletics. He has worked as a Math Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director in Loveland for 17 years. Before that, Bruce was an Assistant Principal in Deer Park and Math Teacher in Milford.

“This position is a wonderful opportunity for me to serve our student-athletes in a new way,” said Bruce. “I’ll continue building upon the great foundations that are already in place and find creative ways to help our student-athletes, families, and community to be successful.”

The following is excerpted from the text of the News Release issued Friday, March 22nd by Andrew Setters for LCSD:

Brian Lee has been hired to the position of Director of Learning Pathways. This administrative position will focus on career pathways, a key area of the #beLOVEland Strategic Vision. Loveland City School District is committed to exposing students to the many pathways to lifelong success through enlistment, enrollment, or employment. Our Loveland Tiger Pathways program connects students with employment, internships, job shadowing, and volunteer opportunities.

“Our community has told us that they want to know we are preparing students for life after high school by helping them develop real-world skills and make informed choices about college and careers,” said Broadwater. “The State of Ohio has also set college, career, workforce, and military readiness as a goal for schools. I’m confident Brian Lee will be able to grow our already robust Loveland Tiger Pathways program and help our students be the best prepared for life after high school.” 

Mr. Lee joins Loveland City Schools from the Forest Hills School District, where he has served as Associate Principal for Academics at Turpin High School for the past 11 years. He was a music educator in both Forest Hills and Batavia Local Schools.

Brian Lee will be joining LCSD as Director of Learning Pathways (Provided)

“I am thrilled to be joining the team of dedicated and passionate educators at Loveland.  This community and school district have such a bright future, and I feel so fortunate to be a part of it!” – Brian Lee 

The district is reallocating the LMS Assistant Principal administrative position to a new Director of Learning Pathways position, keeping the district administrator numbers neutral.

“I will always look to reallocate resources to meet the needs of our students and families,” Broadwater said.  “The community has made it clear that they expect Loveland City School District to be fiscally responsible while also striving to provide the best education and opportunities possible for our students.” 

Rich Bryant, Jayson Bruce, and Brian Lee will all start in their new roles for the 2024-25 school year.