Dr. Elizabeth Lolli Announced as Next DPS Superintendent

“It is not a Job, it is a Mission” –  Dr. Elizabeth J. Lolli

The Dayton Board of Education has selected Dr. Elizabeth J. Lolli as the new superintendent of Dayton Public Schools.  Dr. Lolli has been serving as the district’s acting superintendent since November of 2017. She will officially begin her tenure as superintendent, Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

“I feel privileged, I am excited, I am happy to be able to serve the students, the parents, the community and staff in the Dayton Public Schools.”

In September of 2016, Dr. Lolli began her employment with DPS as associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction.  Immediately prior to that date,  she served as senior director of curriculum and instruction in the Middletown (Ohio) City School District.  It was that same district where earlier in her career she was an elementary school principal and coordinator of elementary education and K-12 music. 

Dr. Lolli’s tenure as an assistant professor  of educational administration at Kent State University was followed by a position as assistant superintendent in the Nordonia Hills (Ohio) City Schools and  superintendent in Monroe (Ohio) Local and Barberton (Ohio) City School Districts.

“You cannot change everything overnight, I know how long  the change process takes, I just want to make sure we are focused,  and that we can change things as quickly as we can change them because we have students we are serving and I want to make sure they get the best education possible,” said Dr. Lolli.

Her professional presentations have been shared with the National Multiage Conference, the Michigan Department of Education,  the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Teaching and Learning Conference, the National Middle School Association and the International Reading Association. She is also a published author.

Dr. Lolli holds academic degrees from Miami University of Ohio (Bachelor of Music and Doctor of Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude) and Xavier University (Master of Educational  Administration, Magna Cum Laude). 

She is the recipient of the Region 13 Superintendent Leadership Award and the Betsy M. Cowles Women in Leadership Award.

The Dayton Board of Education is appreciative of the leadership Dr. Lolli has shown during the last four months as acting superintendent and we look forward to her confident vision and spirit as she leads DPS into further academic excellence.