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Sunday, March 24, 2019
   
News & Publications Principal's Message


Introduction of Principal Franklin


1) Hi there - you look familiar - who are you?!!

Hi! I'm Jason Franklin - you might have met me! I'm the new high school principal at OSD - I'm thrilled to be here at OSD with you. I started on October 15th and have really enjoyed my time at OSD so far.

2) Can you share anything with us about your family?

Yes! I am happy to you asked - I have twin daughters in 3rd grade - Arielle and Elisabeth, with my wife Cassie. They are amazing!! They are in Wisconsin right now, but I am excited to have them move soon to Columbus.

3) What is one thing that you have learned so far at OSD that has impressed you?

The students and staff here are passionate about learning and personal growth -I am inspired by the people who work here and the students who learn here!

4) What is one thing thing that you think everyone should know about you?

I graduated from Michigan State, so I have always been a Spartan! I'm proud to represent Blue Spartan and Green Spartan!

5) Do you have a goal for OSD?

Yes - As a High School and 4Plus Principal, my goal is to make sure each student has an opportunity to learn, feel safe, and explore as much of the world as they can. It has always been important to make that each student think big, and dream big.

6) Last question - Thanksgiving is just giving up - What is one thing you are most grateful for?

I am really thankful that I have been able to share this new journey in Ohio was so many parents, students, and friends and family. I'm thankful to be apart of the Spartan Pride!

Jason Franklin
High School / 4Plus Principal

Video/Letter from Principal Doudt



Dear OSD Families,

I truly appreciate all of the many warm welcomes that I received from the OSD community. My family and I officially have settled down our roots. The month of October is here and the fall season has begun! The morning brisk chilled air has arrived. This change of season reminds me to take a quick pause and appreciate these changes. As we face many changes in our daily lives, the important thing to ask is how can we respond to change? How can we be proactive when we face change? Here at OSD,with many changes, our teachers are working hard to prepare our students for the future. Our students are motivated and engaged in their schoolwork.

I would like to recognize many good things that has been happening around campus. Recently, OSD celebrated International Peace Day. This involved every student from kindergarten to our seniors. The students made origami peace cranes and signed a pledge towards peace. This event was such a success!

We recently held our first parent/teacher conference night. It was a success! I had great time meeting and getting to know our parents. Our middle school students are practicing hard for their upcoming Battle of the Books event. Our female middle and elementary students are involved with Girls on the Run organization. I cannot forget to mention that our varsity soccer team recently earned a great victory against the West Pennsylvania School for the Deaf. Go Spartans!

There are many other things going on around campus. I enjoy seeing our students thrive socially and academically. As your new elementary/middle school principal, my goal this year is to continue to support OSD’s mission and vision.  I also want to provide top-notch academic and personal support to our teachers, staff, and students. I look forward to a great school year!

Onward and Upward!

Sincerely,
Joshua Doudt's signature



Joshua Doudt

Elementary/Middle School Principal



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