Thursday, May 23, 2002

Loveland picks superintendent

Kevin Boys now No. 2 in Sycamore

By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer contributor

        LOVELAND — Kevin Boys will leave the Sycamore Community Schools to become superintendent of the Loveland City Schools July 1.

        Mr. Boys, 44, who has been with the Sycamore schools since 1979, the last two as assistant superintendent, was hired on a unanimous vote and given a five-year contract by the Loveland Board of Education Tuesday. He will earn $105,000 annually.

        “We were impressed with him from the moment we met him,” said Judy McClanahan, board president. “He engages everyone he meets.”

        Mrs. McClanahan said the board was impressed with his work on Sycamore's strategic plan, his philosophy of education, his integrity, his background and his humor.

        “He brings to our district a strong educational background, both in his training and experience,” Mrs. McClanahan said. “After we talked to people in Sycamore, it was evident that his style of leadership would be a natural fit.”

        A 1976 graduate of Madeira High School, Mr. Boys received his bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, his master's from Xavier and his doctorate from Miami University.

        He will be introduced to the community during a community reception from 5-6:30 p.m. June 2 at the Loveland Intermediate/Middle School media center, 757 S. Lebanon Road.

        “This is a new chapter for me. I am extremely excited about it, but there's a sad element too. I've been here 23 years, that's a long time,” Mr. Boys said. “My goal has been to get that top post (superintendent) and being an educational leader of a community. I told the board I was looking for my first and last superintendency. This is a long-term commitment.”

        At Sycamore, Mr. Boys has been a teacher at Maple Dale Elementary; assistant principal and principal at Blue Ash Elementary; and principal at the junior high. He is married and has two children.


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