Superintendent's Message

Jay Phillips PhotoA Note from Jay Phillips

Dear Deer Park Families -

Welcome back students, staff, and parents to the 2019/2020 school year!  While it was a short summer for us, we are now back on our typical school calendar and excited to kick off the new school year!  

Upon returning to school, you will notice several changes in key district leadership positions.  Below is a summary of those changes:

  • Dr. Stace Orso  - Dr. Orso will now serve as our Director of Curriculum after working the last 4 years as the principal of Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School.
  • Mr. Shane Hartley - Mr. Hartley will transition from Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School Associate Principal to Head Principal.
  • Mrs. Mindy Robertson - Mrs. Robinson is coming to us from Lakota Local School District and will be serving as the new assistant principal at Deer Park Jr./Sr. High School.
  • Mr. Josh Drouhard - Mr. Drouhard is also coming to us from Lakota Local School District and will be serving as the new principal of Amity Elementary.  

We’re excited to welcome both Mr. Drouhard and Mrs. Robertson to the district and congratulate Dr. Orso and Mr. Hartley on their new positions.

Another district change that we are anxiously anticipating is the addition of HVAC to Deer Park Jr/Sr High School.  It has been a long time in the making and we feel very fortunate to be able to provide our students and staff a climate controlled learning environment which will undoubtedly improve the learning opportunity for our students.  

I look forward to another outstanding school year and we’ll continue to live our mission of “Inspiring and Empowering for Lifelong Success.”  I want to thank all of our parents/guardians and community members for your continued support.  If you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments, please feel free to contact us at our Board of Education Office, 513.891.0222.

Yours In Education,

Jay Phillips

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