New Lakota director of curriculum will make $100K

The Lakota school board recently appointed a new director for curriculum and instruction.

Marlon J. Styles, Jr. was approved as the district’s executive director for curriculum and instruction during a special meeting June 19. His two-year contract includes a start date of Aug. 1 with an annual salary of $100,000, according to the district.

Since 2011, Styles has been serving as the principal of Mt. Healthy Jr./Sr. High School. He previously served as assistant principal at Wyoming High School and Northwest High School and as a middle school math teacher in the Winton Woods School District.

“He has been an outstanding instructional leader everywhere he has been,” said Lakota Superintendent Karen Mantia. “We are very happy to have him coming to Lakota in this very important position.”

The district conducted formal interviews with two candidates, said Randy Oppenheimer, executive director of community relations.

The district is still developing a job description of duties for Styles as the curriculum and instruction position is a revised version of a former position in curriculum, Oppenheimer said.

“Essentially, this position will lead all work in the areas of curriculum development, instructional practice, assessments, and professional development for the teaching staff,” Oppenheimer said.

Styles, of West Chester Twp., is a graduate of Thomas More College and earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Cincinnati.

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