K-12 Head Principal / Curriculum

Robert Longworth

K-12 Head Principal / Curriculum

(513) 563-5000 *170

bob.longworth@locklandschools.org                   

               

Mr. Robert Longworth serves as the K-12 Head Principal, the coordinator of curriculum and also the Federal Grants coordinator for Lockland Local Schools.  

Robert graduated from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a degree in Elementary Education, from the University of Cincinnati with a Master in Education / Administration and also completed the Superintendent Licensure program at Xavier University.  

Mr. Longworth has worked in public schools for the last 15 years as a teacher, assistant principal and principal.  While serving in these roles within Cincinnati Public Schools and Reading Community City Schools, each of the schools were acknowledged for excellence in achievement and student growth a number of times, including recognitions as an OAESA Hall of Fame site as well as becoming state and nationally recognized Schools to Watch in Columbus, Ohio and Washington, D.C.  Most recently, Mr. Longworth was nominated for national recognition as the Southwest Ohio, High Schools that Work / Making Middle Grades Work principal of the year in 2015.

 

Academic Content Standards

Visit the Ohio Department of Education website for information about content standards in grades K-12:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohios-Learning-Standards

High School Graduation Requirements

Visit the Ohio Department of Education website for information about high school graduation requirements:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Ohio-Graduation-Requirements

The State Report Card

Visit the Ohio Department of Education website for information about the State Report Card and how this tool is designed to communicate with families and the community:

http://education.ohio.gov/Administrators/Communications-Toolkit

Federal Programs

Works to ensure the coordination & oversight of all federal programs in the school district.  Federal Programs include federal grants such as Title I, Title IIA, Title III and IDEA-Part B as well as other associated federal educational grant programs. The Office of Accountability also provides support for district accountability measures such as the local report card, gap closing calculations and other required metrics as mandated by current federal laws

Visit the Ohio Department of Education website for information about Federal Programs and funding:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) –

School wide positive behavior supports include establishing clear school wide expectations, comprehensive instruction and a system for providing consistent encouragement and correction.

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide approach to discipline with an emphasis on support that includes proactive strategies for defining teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. PBIS is a process that targets behaviors that are less effective to the learning environment and increases instructional time by minimizing disruptive behaviors. It is a research validated process implemented in all areas including the classroom, hallways, playground, cafeteria, buses and restrooms. A matrix is developed by each school that outlines the expectations in all settings.

School wide positive behavior supports include establishing clear school wide expectations, comprehensive instruction and a system for providing consistent encouragement and correction.

Clear Expectations

-3-5 Overarching behavior expectations

-Clearly communicated with examples and non-examples

-Posted and distributed

-Consistently implemented by all adults

Comprehensive Instruction of Expectations

-Describe what 3-5 school-wide expectations look like in each setting

-Develop lesson plans to teach expectations

-Lesson plans include; modeling, examples, non-examples, practice and feedback

-Overly taught in all settings

Consistent Encouragement and Correction

-Develop school-wide encouragement system/positive referral system

-Develop school-wide system for correcting behavior

-Develop office discipline referral and procedures for data collection

-Building teams review behavior data and make adjustments

 

*For more on Positive Behavior Supports go to www.pbis.org