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Changes to Milford High School Administrative Team

Posted on: June 12, 2015

Milford High School will have some new faces in leadership positions for the 2015-16 school year.  Ernie House is retiring after 10 years as the principal of the Ninth Grade Community (NGC), two years as NGC coordinator, and 13 years as a teacher in the Milford Schools. House, who graduated from Milford High School in 1975, is ending a 35 year career in education. He will remain in Milford as the head coach of the girls’ varsity volleyball team.

“Mr. House pioneered the beginning of our Ninth Grade Community. Our ninth graders are taught by teams of teachers in a student-centered approach that helps our students transition to the high school and experience early success.  Our graduation rate has increased significantly as well as all student achievement measures since the inception of the NGC,” said Milford Superintendent, Dr. Robert Farrell.

Adam Reed, current Milford High School assistant principal, has been named the principal of the NGC. Since 2013, he has been assistant principal at the high school where he works with the sophomore class. He has seen firsthand how freshman leave the NGC prepared for the rest of high school.

“I am excited to become a part of the Ninth Grade Community because it’s sets the groundwork for student success throughout high school,” Reed shared. “When students can have a positive experience right away, it sets the tone for their high school career. I am honored to have the opportunity to carry on this purpose.”

Reed taught Social Studies at Fairfield High School for seven years where he also served as a curriculum leader. Prior to Fairfield, he was a social studies teacher at Northwest High School. Reed has his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education-Social Studies and Masters in Secondary Education from the University of Cincinnati.

Two new assistant principals, Misty Goetz and Robyn Jordan, have been hired at the high school; one to replace Adam Reed and one in a newly created position. The high school team will now have three assistant principals to help better serve large class sizes of more than 500 students enabling administrators to develop stronger connections with both parents and students. Each assistant principal will be assigned to a grade level, sophomore through seniors, and will follow that class through to graduation.

Misty Goetz is currently the principal at Clermont Northeastern High School. She has taught social studies at Clermont Northeastern since 2001. Prior to being named high school principal in 2014, Goetz was a Social Studies Master Teacher and served as a department head/instructional leader for 10 years.  She also coached the varsity girls soccer team for five years and started and coached a successful mock trial program. She has her Master of Educational Administration from Xavier University. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati.

“Milford is a wonderful community that places a great importance on the success of their students,” Goetz said. “The sense of teamwork is evident.  I am extremely excited to be a part of this team and I look forward to working with all of the staff and students!”

Robyn Jordan will be joining the administrative team. She has been the assistant principal of Princeton Middle School for the past school year. She was also an assistant principal of Garfield Middle School in the Hamilton County School District for two years. Prior to going into administration, Jordan taught Biology at Sycamore High School for five years and fifth and seventh grade math and science at Phoenix Community Learning Center for four years. Jordan has her Bachelors and Masters in Biology from Arkansas State University, her Masters in Educational Leadership from Wright State University, and is working on her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in Administration from Miami University.

“I am excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the amazing staff, students, families and Milford community. I am also looking forward to contributing to the excellence of the district, and helping students reach their full potentials,” Jordan said.

In May, the district announced that current Indian Hill Middle School principal Josh Kauffmann will become the next principal of Milford High School. Kauffman replaces Mark Lutz who has chosen to return to the classroom and teach social studies at Milford High School.