One of Dr. Lang's first first priorities in coming to Wyoming was to meet with and to listen to district personnel, parents, community members, and students. It was important for her to understand the culture of Wyoming Schools and to have opportunities to meet the district's stakeholders.
The following three questions were discussed with each group:
What are the strengths of the district?
What are areas of growth or improvement?
What can I do, as new superintendent, to move the schools forward?
Dr. Lang comes to Wyoming from Rossford Exempted Village Schools, a district in northern Ohio of approximately 2,000 students who reside in the cities of Rossford, Northwood, and Perrysburg and Lake Townships. She has served as Superintendent there for four years. She replaces Dr. Gail Kist-Kline who recently resigned after six years to become Superintendent of Mason City Schools.
She holds a Bachelors degree from Bowling Green State University, a Masters from Kent State, and a Doctorate from Miami University. While serving as Executive Director of the Ohio Center for Essential School Reform from 2004-07, she authored, and subsequently, published a book on formative assessment for the classroom. Dr. Lang has also recently taught graduate level educational leadership classes as an Associate Professor at Bowling Green University and has held a position on the Student Affairs Board for BGSU.
Dr. Lang has earned the Governor’s Award for Educational Leadership, was recognized by the Buckeye Association for Leadership in Education, was selected to Who’s Who in Education and was one of ten superintendents in Ohio who participated in the China Exchange Program last April.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lang as our new superintendent. Guided by the data from several forums and surveys of the staff and community, we were fortunate to find a candidate with an exciting combination of skills and experiences to help lead our district forward. She will be leader of leaders in guiding and supporting our outstanding administrative and instructional teams. Please join the Board in welcoming and supporting a new member of the Wyoming School family,” stated Sheryl Felner, Board President.
Dr. Lang has three adult children all of whom reside in the Cincinnati area. Her favorite activities include reading, exercising, enjoying the beach, spending time with family, traveling, and teaching graduate classes.