Moore had complimented Howard early in the school year for doing “an exceptional job.” On Thursday, she said the first half of the school year went well as a whole.
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“We’ve had a stellar year in lieu of the devastation that our community experienced over Memorial Day,” she said. “Our students, families and district staff are resilient, and we’re on our way back to a greater sense of normalcy.”
Howard has been a teacher, coach, principal and central office administrator in Trotwood. He was the district’s director of operations up until the day Olverson quit.
Howard would not comment on his potential future as superintendent. He took the same approach months earlier, saying only that that would give it his all and wouldn’t be “fake.”
“We don’t want to make excuses. A lot of our kids have been through a lot of turmoil,” Howard said. “We’re just trying to focus on getting better. Our No. 1 mission is still to get kids moving and learning.”
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