The Loveland City School District has announced the planned retirement of Loveland High School Principal Peggy Johnson. She will leave her position at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
“Working with teenagers is an unbelievable honor and seeing how they pursue their interests, overcome challenges, and succeed is a most rewarding experience,” Johnson said.
Johnson has spent 39 years in education, beginning her career as a student-teacher at Loveland High School in Fall 1980. She went on to teach students with hearing and language impairments for 17 years and served as a Special Education Supervisor in Hamilton City Schools. She served as principal of Turpin High School for 13 years and spent the last 6 years leading Loveland High School.
Johnson expanded the Advanced Placement program, business program, increased performance on state assessments and was dedicated to her students according to Loveland Director of Human Resources Charles Ogdan. “There isn't an event that happens where Ms. Johnson isn't there mingling with students, taking pictures, and posting on Twitter in support of student success and growth,” Ogdan said.
Work will begin immediately to find the next great leader of Loveland High School, who will take over for the 2021-2022 school year.
“I wish to thank the LHS school community for the opportunity to work with talented, passionate, and dedicated educators and students and enthusiastic, supportive parents and community,” Johnson said.