A Message from the Superintendent
One of my go-to phrases as a parent is, “We all have choices.” This comes up often, especially when talking to my kids about decisions they may be facing. For example, I may use this phrase with my youngest when he relents on doing his chores in a timely way or when I recently used this phrase with my college-aged daughter, who joked about getting a tattoo. Using this response is an attempt to help teach our kids that in life they have many important choices, but often, those choices will lead to an outcome that may be positive or negative in the future.
With input from our community, staff, and students, we have made some conscientious choices in defining our portrait of a graduate which communicates the skills and beliefs, we would like to ensure our students possess before they graduate. These include being critical and creative thinkers and problem-solvers, becoming effective communicators, being appropriately skills in literacy, numeracy, and technology, demonstrating respect for others, and being flexible and adaptable. In defining these skills, we are hoping when faced with important decisions of their own our students will be able to thrive.
We understand that in today’s world, parents have many choices about where to send their children to school. Based on our growing enrollment, we understand and appreciate that more and more families are choosing our school district over others. We will keep working to make the best choices to make this district one in which you can continue to be proud.
As always, if there is anything I can do to assist your child or answer a question about our district, please do not hesitate to let me know.
About the Superintendent
Dr. Kramer has served Ohio's public schools for 24 years and is currently in his fifth year as the London City School District Superintendent. During his teaching career, Dr. Kramer taught elementary and middle school students, while also coaching high school cross country, golf, basketball, and track. Over the course of his 18 years as an administrator, he has served as an elementary principal, a high school principal, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and as superintendent.
Lou holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton, a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership from The Ohio State University, a Doctor of Education Degree in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, and earned his superintendent's license from the University of Findlay. Kramer currently serves on several state committees and remains connected to the London Community by being involved with the London Rotary Club, the United Way of Clark, Champaign, and Madison Counties, the Madison Family Council Executive Committee, and serves on the Board of the Madison County Collaborative Economic Development Agency. He is an adjunct faculty member in Franklin University's Organizational Leadership Doctoral Program and also volunteers as the head coach for the London High School swim team.
As a "recovering" high school principal and avid Cleveland Sports fan, Lou jokes that he is both an eternal optimist and a glutton for punishment. He and his wife Janet have been married for 20 years and have four active children ranging from middle school to college.
Connect with Dr. Kramer
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