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Superintendent's Message

Ryan McLane on a white background
Greetings Big Walnut Families,

I am excited to start year two as the superintendent of Big Walnut Local Schools.  My first year was certainly not boring, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for the start of the 2023-24 school year.

I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but have lived most of my adult life in Ohio.  I am a 1999 graduate of Muskingum University and received my master’s degree from Xavier University in 2001.  My wife and I have two daughters and have lived in the Big Walnut community for over eight years.  

This will be my 25th year in education and my core belief hasn’t changed. Kids need to learn AND have fun!  If they don’t want to be here, then I know we are fighting a losing battle.  I want to work with you and our staff to create an atmosphere where kids want to run into the building faster than they want to run out of it at the end of the day.  I believe we can do this while still accomplishing our vision of personalizing instruction, engaging learners, and growing students, all while inspiring and guiding each student to his or her maximum potential.

Again, I am excited to be in the position I am at Big Walnut to join you as a partner in your child’s education.  If you see me around town, make sure you stop and say hello.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email or give me a call at the office.

Yours in Education,
Ryan McLane
Big Walnut Local Schools
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