A Message from the Superintendent
Without a doubt, the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year will be like no other. Since March of last year, our district, state, nation, and the world have had to adapt quickly to a multitude of changes brought on by COVID19. Like other districts, London was forced to transition quickly to remote learning to end last school year and has to make numerous contingencies for the coming school year. With the virus continuing its presence in our daily lives, we are now challenged with learning to develop best practices for living with the disease, while also providing a quality education for our students.
Our August issue of the Raiderscope highlights many aspects of our planning and decision-making processes for the 2020-2021 school year. While our priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and everyone visiting our schools, we are also focused on our mission of Preparing every student for life’s challenges and opportunities in an ever-changing world. That mission never seemed more appropriate as it does now.
I hope you take the time to review our District Restart Plan and understand the steps we are taking to protect the health and safety of all who visit our schools, recognize the way we plan to make decisions during this crisis, and appreciate the flexibility we have sought to provide to families during this time. We know that things are changing rapidly, so it is vitally important to stay connected to our district for updates. All information regarding our restart is posted on our district’s website. In addition, this information is distributed through a variety of ways including Facebook, Twitter, email, automated phone calls, and push notifications through our district app available through the Apple Store and Google Play.
Despite the unique way school is sure to start, I remain hopeful for a fantastic school year. I would like to extend a very special thank you to our families and community members for all of the patience and support you have shown the district during this unique time. Although this has been a challenge for all of us, it has truly felt as though we are #inthistogether. As always, if I can do anything to assist you or your child or to 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 25 years and is currently in his sixth 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 19 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 21 years and have four active children ranging from middle school to college.
Connect with Dr. Kramer
Parents and community members are encouraged to connect with Dr. Kramer on Social Media.