New Year, New Leadership
The new school year has seen more change at Kings Local Schools, as the growing district replaces and adds teachers and welcomes a new superintendent to lead the way.
Tim Ackermann, who previously served as Assistant Superintendent at Milford Exempted Village School District, took over at Kings this summer. His three children also attend Milford, twins Jack and Reilly in the junior high, and Max at the elementary school. His wife, Kate, works as a 9th-grade social studies teacher at Milford as well.
Along with having experience as Assistant Superintendent, Ackermann has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Dayton and his master’s degree from Xavier University.
Ackermann says he transferred to Kings because of the “good reputation, outstanding students, and great staff.” He said he has high hopes for Kings, and plans to lead Kings into becoming one of the top 10 performing districts in the state of Ohio.
“I believe we can do this by taking the great things that are already happening and developing a consistent approach to our instructional program,” says Ackermann.
As much of the community has noticed, Kings is seeing unprecedented growth with the construction of new apartment complexes and subdivisions within district borders. The student population is growing quickly as the district tries to keep up.
Ackermann said he is aware of the challenge and plans to reach out to the community and staff for feedback to help collaborate and solve these issues.
“I see us continuing to grow academically. We already are high performing, but I believe we have unlimited potential,” Ackermann said.
Ackermann replaces Tim Spinner, who was serving as interim superintendent while the Kings School Board searched for a permanent replacement for Valerie Browning. Spinner did not pursue the permanent superintendent position, and has now officially resumed his duties as assistant superintendent.
Spinner said he believes Ackermann will be “perfect” for Kings.
“Mr. Ackermann is a perfect fit for our school district thanks to his background in education; playing a wide-variety of roles in each of his past experiences,” Spinner said. “Additionally, he is a team player; listening to and working with all stakeholders in an effort to make informed decisions that will greatly impact the future of the Kings Local School District.”