Mr. Boothby will provide known leadership and direction to the Ascend Academy staff and students. Mr. Boothby has spent the past 6 years as an assistant principal at Clermont Northeastern Middle School. Prior to that experience, Mr. Boothby was a Special Education Supervisor, Work Study Coordinator, and Intervention Specialist at West Clermont Local School District. Mr. Boothby has knowledge and background experiences with PBIS, Restorative Practices and is an ACES trainer for trauma informed care.
“Mr. Boothby’s passion for our students and the Goshen community are powerful tools, and they allow him to have a real impact on students’ futures. In an ever-changing educational landscape, Mr. Boothby understands the demands that Ohio’s graduation requirements placed on students and is the perfect person to help Ascend Academy students navigate their specific paths towards college or career goals,” said Superintendent Darrell Edwards.
Mr. Boothby stated, “I cannot describe how fortunate I feel to have been considered and chosen to lead the Ascend Academy at Goshen High School. I have heard such incredible things about Goshen Local Schools that when I saw the job posting, I could not pass up the opportunity to apply. From all that I have discovered, there is a positive culture that includes a whole child focus that is supported by technology and a love of learning. I am extremely excited about working with the amazing students, teachers, and families of this incredible community. I am blessed to be joining the Warrior family and look forward to working hard for the students that we serve. #WarriorUp”
The Ascend Academy provides selected students with an innovative, flexible, student-centered learning environment. By embracing a blended learning model, it provides a more suitable environment for students who have struggled to be successful in a traditional high school setting. The Ascend Academy serves students in grades 9-12 and has had a huge impact on many students over the course of the last five school years.