|Rita Byrd. Photo credit: http://www.fortthomas.kyschools.us/olc/teacher.aspx?s=80|
Her replacement will be Johnson Elementary Principal, Jon Stratton. A press release will be available tomorrow with more information.
|Johnson Elementary Principal, Jon Stratton, with Spelling Bee Champs this past February. Photo credit: Cincinnati.com|
In a letter sent to Johnson Elementary parents, Stratton said,
It is with very mixed emotions that I announce I have accepted the district position of Assistant Superintendent for Student Services. This will be effective July 1, 2014.
While I am very excited about this new opportunity/challenge, it is very difficult to leave Johnson. This is such a special place. The seven years that I have spent here have been the most enjoyable and rewarding that I have had in my career. Your children are amazing, the staff is second to none, and you have been extremely involved and supportive. I believe that together, we have all worked to make our school a little better and I am confident that this will continue in the future.
Moving forward, Mr. Kirchner is meeting with our Site Based Decision Making Council today to let them know the process that will lead to the selection of a new principal for Johnson. This is his top priority and I am sure the Council will be in touch with you as they work through this process.
Thank you for being so wonderful and for sharing your children with me. I count myself truly blessed to have been a part of this wonderful school/community/family.