ADAMS TOWNSHIP — The Clinton-Massie school board approved the hiring of a new district technology coordinator who has more than 20 years of technology experience in business and education.
David Moss is currently doing graduate studies for a master’s degree in educational technology.
The past eight years he has worked for Sycamore Community Schools, which has a student body of nearly 5,300 students and is located mainly in Hamilton County and the Greater Cincinnati area.
At Sycamore Community Schools, Moss worked as a support specialist supervisor, overseeing technicians, projects, DASL database / ProgressBook needs, and assisting in the development and delivery of staff training, said Clinton-Massie Local Schools Superintendent Matt Baker during a board meeting Monday night.
Moss also developed and taught the #SHSolutions class, a high school project-based learning course emphasizing student ownership of district technology solutions.
After the board of education session Monday, Moss said his job responsibilities will include looking for the future visioning of what will fit well at Clinton-Massie, what the community wants, what the students need and what the staff needs — as well as working with the district’s current technology and making sure it works properly.
“It’s kind of a big-picture job but at the same time it’s an opportunity to get in the weeds a little bit and help support the staff and what they do here every day,” he said.
Moss will start working at the Lebanon Road campus of Clinton-Massie schools on Aug. 1.
“It will be a learning process for a while, but one I’m excited to start,” said Moss.
For six years, he ran a technology consulting company that worked with small- to mid-sized businesses, providing practical technological solutions, Baker said.
He coached high school boys basketball at three different schools for 17 years, 11 as varsity head coach. He said right now his focus will be on the technology piece.
Moss and his family live in Maineville in Warren County. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University.
In other board business and news:
• Tyler Uetrecht was employed to teach agriculture education, a new offering in 2017-18 for Clinton-Massie.
• Middle school teacher Becky Carroll was honored as a retiring employee.
• A public hearing will be held during the next scheduled board meeting at 7:30 p.m. June 26 to consider the retire and rehire of health and physical education teacher Dan McSurley and of bus driver Carolyn Lee.
• Clinton-Massie Treasurer Tracy Parker summarized the five-year financial forecast. She said basically the overall picture for Clinton-Massie schools is: “We’re trending deficit spending; we’re not going to be seeing a lot of growth in revenue, but expenses continue to go up. That is why there is all the talk of the levy, and the need for that in the future.”
• For the first time in a while, there will be no increase in the price of school lunches next school year, reported board member Andy Avery, who is a member of the board’s Finance Committee.
• Members and officers of the Clinton-Massie Band Boosters group were presented the CMAD Award. The acronym CMAD stands for Consistently Making A Difference. They were described as a group of hard-working parents.
• Two groups of students — winter color guard and winter percussion — were honored for their performances in Mid East Performance Association (MEPA) competition. The winter guard was champion of the MEPA Winter Guard Regional A Division, and winter percussion was champion of the MEPA Winter Concert Percussion Division, stated the school board’s agenda under the heading of recognitions.
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