Loveland City Schools names new LHS assistant principal
The Loveland City School District has announced Jeff Zidron will serve as the new assistant principal for Loveland High School (LHS). Zidron has worked in the district for 12 years, serving the past seven years as the LHS athletic director.
“Mr. Zidron has embodied what it means to be a true Loveland Tiger; he has done an excellent job developing a first-class athletic program for our students to enjoy, and we thank him for a job well done on that front,” said Chris Kloesz, LHS principal. “His tenure at LHS makes him the perfect person to promote to this newly created position, and we are simply thrilled to have his exceptional experience in this role.”
The district added the assistant principal position to the administrative team to assist in compliance with new state mandates that require the implementation of an enhanced teacher evaluation system; all teachers must now have full evaluations twice a year, compared to an old evaluation system that based teacher evaluations on number of years in the district. The position will also include instructional leadership, supervision of student events and activities, including fine arts, daily discipline and monitoring of students, as well as the implementation and enforcement of school board policies, administrative rules and regulations.
“Our administrative team has been understaffed for years at the high school,” said Chad Hilliker, assistant superintendent of human resources. “With the new evaluation system the state has mandated, we needed to add the full-time position to manage the increased workload. We are lucky to have an administrator with the experience of Mr. Zidron to promote into this role.”
“While my heart will always be in athletics, when Mr. Kloesz approached me with this new challenge and asked me to serve in this role, I knew it was right for the team for me to accept it,” said Zidron. “I have the highest respect and admiration for the teaching staff at LHS, and I look forward to working with them in my new capacity.”
The district is currently searching for a new athletic director to fill the now vacated position.
“Athletics is an important part of our student offerings at LHS,” said Kloesz. “We want to continue to see our athletic department thrive as it did under Mr. Zidron’s leadership, and we will look for a candidate who can continue to grow the department.”