Dayton Board of Education names key academic leaders

August 17, 2016
Contact: Jill Moberley, Public Information Officer
For Immediate Release

Two new administrators will lead academic achievement efforts

    The Dayton Board of Education announced the appointment of Markay Winston, Ph.D., as the district’s new chief academic officer, and Elizabeth Lolli, Ph.D., as the new assistant superintendent for teaching and learning during Tuesday’s board meeting. Both newly created positions will focus on improving the district’s academic performance.
    Winston has an extensive background in urban education. She worked with Superintendent Rhonda Corr in the Chicago Public Schools, where she was in charge of the district’s special education services. She previously worked for the Cincinnati Public Schools as director of student services. She holds a doctorate in school psychology and counseling and a master’s in education from the University of Cincinnati. She also received superintendent certification from Xavier University. She begins work Aug. 29.
    Elizabeth Lolli, Ph.D., comes to Dayton Public Schools from the Middletown City School District, where she was senior director of curriculum and instruction. She also has nearly ten years of experience as a superintendent, having served in Ohio’s Barberton City and Monroe Local school districts. She holds a doctorate in philosophy from Miami University and a master’s in educational administration from Xavier University. Her employment with DPS begins September 6.
    The superintendent also created new assignments for three other administrators. Robert Buchheim, who was director of the office of curriculum and instruction, is now the chief of schools-south. Wyetta Hayden, who was chief of school improvement, is now chief of schools-north. Buchheim will oversee 14 schools and Hayden will oversee 13 schools to enforce district initiatives and give support to principals and staff.
    David Lawrence, formerly chief of school innovation, is now chief of special assignments. His duties include oversight of the newly created Office of Males of Color. The office will address academic and social factors that adversely affect male students of color and will work to increase graduation and achievement rates among those students. Lawrence also will oversee Longfellow Academy and the DPS-sponsored charter school, Dayton Business Technology High School. All three administrators’ new positions were effective Aug. 8.