New Year Brings Familiar and New Faces

Organizational Changes Enacted to Further the Mission of Linden Grove School

By Jonathan Batross, Board President

Christina Waddle (center), LGS’s new Director of Development, recently helped out in a classroom project involving Ethan Theisens, under the guidance of Jen Stolze.

Kristin Tennyson, a familiar face at Linden Grove School for 20 years, will be taking on a new role. To ensure LGS maintains its commitment to provide progressive education for students with autism and related learning needs, the Board elected to adopt a traditional single leader model for the school, appointing Kristin as the Head of School. Kristin had been principal for more than 16 years and the Board has the utmost confidence in her ability to lead the school in the future.

In addition to the typical staffing hires and adjustments with each new school year, LGS hired Christina Waddle as our new Director of Development to oversee fundraising ,and marketing efforts. Christina brings 30 years of experience with significant accomplishments in organizations like American Red Cross, United Cerebral Palsy, and Little Sisters of the Poor. We welcome her to the team and look forward to watching Linden Grove School grow even stronger and more capable of improving education for our students and families.

Thanks to all for the donations and other support you have provided in the past. We currently have 66 students and routinely graduate 10 to 14 students per year to high school in greater Cincinnati—you make this happen!

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