Friday, August 11, 2000

New leaders at New Miami

        NEW MIAMI — Two new administrators will welcome students to New Miami schools when classes resume this month.

        Brad Hunt, formerly a teacher at Norwood High School, has been hired as dean of students for grades 7-12. He will also be athletics director. The Board of Education gave Mr. Hunt a two-year contract, and he will earn $48,500 annually.

        Melissa Kircher becomes principal of the elementary school. She had been the curriculum/technology coordinator at the Warren County Educational Service Center.

        Ms. Kircher was given a two-year contract and will earn $59,000 annually.

Peace service at Xavier U.
        Tickets are on sale for the Millennium Peace Celebration at Xavier University. The interfaith communitywide service, which will feature members of the International Peace Council, will take place at 2 p.m. Sept. 24.

        Tickets are $5 for adults; children and students will be admitted free.

        The celebration will be in the Cintas Center on the campus.

        For information and tickets (those attending free also need tickets), call 745-3411.

UC grad chosen for internship
        The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., made Jack Coletta a summer intern.

        The graduate of North College Hill High School earned his bachelor's degree in history from the University of Cincinnati in 1997.

        He is pursuing a law degree at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

        Mr. Coletta's internship was with the legal department of the Kennedy Center.

        He is the son of Daniel J. and Kathleen Coletta of North College Hill.

Bartles named educator of year
        MADEIRA — Dianna Bartles, a fourth-grade teacher at Sellman School, has been named Valley Area Council PTA educator of the year.

        During her 18 years with Madeira City Schools, Ms. Bartles has helped the district secure $270,000 in grant money for the Bright Eyes Preschool and early bird/after school child care programs.

        Also at Madeira, the class of 2000 was awarded a total of $2.4 million in scholarships and financial aid and grants. —The Cincinnati Enquirer

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