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Loveland Administrative Staffing Changes

Loveland Administrative Staffing Changes
Supporting Career Pathways, Student Athletics

The Loveland City School District Board of Education has announced changes to several administrative positions, including Director of Business Operations and District Director of Student Athletics. 

“We continue to build a strong leadership team so that we can accomplish even greater things for kids. 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,” Superintendent Mike Broadwater said. 

Current Business Manager John Ames is retiring this summer after 32 years in his role. Rich Bryant will be taking over those duties as the Director of Business Operations. Bryant joined Loveland City Schools as District Director of Student Athletics in 2022. He has previously served as Athletic Director and Assistant Principal in Lakota Local Schools, and as an assistant principal in both Ross Local and Northwest Local Schools. 

“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 said. 

Jayson Bruce has been named the new District Director of Student Athletics. Bruce has worked in Loveland for 17 years as a Math Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Athletic Director. He previously worked as an Assistant Principal in Deer Park, and a Math Teacher in Milford.

“This position is a wonderful opportunity for me to serve our student-athletes in a new way. 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,” said Jayson Bruce. 

Brian Lee has been hired as 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. 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.” Broadwater said. 

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. 

“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 said. 

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. 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,” Broadwater said. 

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

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