Mad River School District Names New Principal to Lead High School
Superintendent Chad Wyen, announced today that the Mad River School Board has approved Tina Simpson as Principal of Stebbins High School effective July 1. Simpson replaces Brad Holt who resigned to pursue other opportunities.
“I have full confidence that Tina will be a dynamic and visionary leader at Stebbins,” said Wyen. “Tina has a wealth of experience from teaching and curriculum instruction to building level work and supporting our administrative team at Central Office. Her infectious energy, enthusiasm for learning and a real ability to inspire students and the community matched the goals and objectives of the district.”
Simpson has been with the Mad River School District for seventeen years; for the past three years, she has served as curriculum and instructional support for the District. Prior to this position, she has held the positions of sixth grade teacher- math, ELA, science and social studies, and a language arts teacher for grades seventh and eighth at Spinning Hills Middle School. Mrs. Simpson started her teaching career at Dayton Public Schools as a fourth grade teacher.
Mrs. Simpson holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Wright State University and an M.S. in Education, Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. Simpson is a strong supporter of deepening family and community engagement in schools and developing a strong teaching staff through professional development and support. She is already working with the Stebbins staff and will be “shadowing” Principal Holt until the end of the school year.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to be the next principal at Stebbins High School,” Simpson said. “As a Riverside resident, and Mad River parent, I understand the need for Riverside students to receive a high-quality education that will equip our children for future success after they graduate. I look forward to meeting all the families and students at Stebbins! Education is most effective when schools can partner with families and community members to meet the needs of students together.”
As Curriculum Support, Simpson has taken a lead role in helping to implement STEM programs into our schools and helped with the process to get Stebbins High School and Mad River Middle designated as STEM schools. Mrs. Simpson is an active member of many of the District’s committees and training teams (CIP, grant writing, Baldridge, Pathwise, District Audit Team, and language arts team leading). She has also been instrumental in getting the District’s BELL Summer Program up and running and assisting with the Stebbins MREAP program.
A military child, Tina spent some of her childhood in the Riverside area, attending Stebbins High School for part of her high school career. Tina and her husband Daryl reside in Riverside with their three boys who attend school in Mad River.