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Greetings Big Walnut Families,

I am excited and honored to have been selected as your new superintendent. We have so many exciting things in store for you and your children and I can’t wait to meet you and get started.

Most recently I served as the assistant superintendent at West Muskingum Local Schools in Zanesville, Ohio. However, I am no stranger to Big Walnut as I was the principal at Big Walnut Intermediate School from 2013-2018. My wife and I have two daughters and have lived in the Big Walnut community for some time now and our girls attend school in the district.

My core belief in education is that kids need to learn AND have fun! If kids 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.

Our district will be more active on social media, so if you are not already following our district’s Facebook page, I encourage you to do so. We will continue to provide you with information via newsletters and Schoology, but also be on the lookout for regular video updates which will be uploaded to Facebook and Youtube.

Again, I am excited to be back home 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