London City Schools hires principals

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(Posted July 16, 2018)

London City Schools hired two new principals on July 9.

John Riley is the new principal at London Elementary. He was one of 30 applicants for the job. He starts Aug. 1.

“I think John’s optimism and enthusiasm are infectious and our students and staff will be unable to stop smiling upon meeting him,” said Superintendent Lou Kramer. “Combined with his leadership capabilities, I could not be any more excited for the coming years at London Elementary.”

Riley is new to the district but not new to Madison County. Most recently, he taught at Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City and earlier in his career at Jonathan Alder Local Schools. His wife, Amber, once was a student at London Elementary.

Riley holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Morehead State University, a master’s degree in education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, and received his administrative license from the University of Dayton. He is completing his doctoral degree at Morehead with a focus on instructional design and technology education.

Carla Shaw is the new assistant principal at London High School. She replaces Michael Browning who was named principal at the high school last month.

Shaw joins London City Schools from Hamilton Local Schools, where she taught physical education and led the girls’ basketball team as head coach. She also served as a College Credit Plus adjunct instructor, was instrumental in revamping the district’s safety plan, and helped to guide the high school’s advisory program.

Shaw holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from The Ohio State University and a master’s in educational leadership from Western Governors University.

“I have known Carla for many years,” said Browning. “What she brings to London High School in terms of knowledge of school safety, College Credit Plus, insight into situations and her ability related to students and staff will be of great value.”

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