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Chad Eisler, Superintendent
August 2020
 
Dear Eagle Nation,
 
Greetings!  We are at the beginning of another school year, and this year promises to be unlike any other that has come before it.  I never imagined, prior to last spring, that I would see a statewide, extended school closure, but with the onset of COVID-19, that is what occurred, and not only in Ohio, but in many places.  With the initial surge of this storm now passed, we are preparing to head back to school.  
 
The purpose of school is to provide educational opportunities to the children of our community, state, nation, and the world – it is the primary reason schools exist.  Simultaneously, while we have our students and staff at school, our top priority is to work to keep them as healthy and safe as possible.   In the face of a pandemic, those two priorities are in direct conflict with each other.  Providing students with excellent educational opportunities means bringing people (i.e., teachers and students) together to communicate, collaborate, and critically think.  Keeping people safe in a pandemic, as we have all now learned, involves keeping them apart.    
 
As a result, and as we now prepare to go back to school, we must maneuver through and work to abide by a vast array of guidance that has been provided to K-12 schools.  The guidance sometimes feels overwhelming, to say the least, for all of us.  We understand the guidance is designed to help keep everyone as healthy and safe as possible – even if we don’t always like it!  Still, it is creating challenges for our teachers, our coaches, our staffs, our parents/guardians, and our students.  
 
In light of these challenges, it is important that all of us remember to bring kindness, patience, and flexibility to our interactions.  The challenges brought on by the pandemic are not easy, but as has been noted throughout this time, “We are all in this together.”  
 
I want to thank all of our staff, our students, and our parents/guardians for applying these virtues in conversations, communications, and interactions of all kinds.  Treating each other with care and concern will help to make all of this easier to deal with.  Putting an emphasis on kindness, patience, and flexibility does not mean there are no standards, though.  Standards are important, but inevitably, there will be situations that come up where being flexible does not necessarily violate a standard, and patience and kindness are always helpful.  These are not easy times, but if all of us can work to bring the milk of human kindness to the challenges before us, the burdens will not be any heavier than necessary.   
 
I wish everyone a wonderful school year!
 
Go Eagles!
 
Sincerely,
 
Chad Eisler, Superintendent
Madison-Plains Local School District

Superintendent's Message 2019

September 2019

Dear Eagle Nation,

The journey of another school year has begun, and it is so good to once again hear the “music” of the sounds of school!  Being back in the rhythm of the academic year is good, and to be able to enjoy all that comes with it is a blessing.   As I walk through the halls and around the campus, the sights and sounds of our students learning as our teachers facilitate lessons that provide our students with deep and rich learning experiences that motivate and inspire them to chase their dreams and to be all that they can be is uplifting and encouraging.   To see our coaches and our athletes striving for victory is energizing, and to be able to reconnect with colleagues and community members at the various activities and meetings that I attend and working together with them to move the Madison-Plains Local School District (MPLSD) forward in our journey to become a model of excellence in rural education is a joy!

I hope that the 2019 – ’20 academic year has begun well for you, and that you are also enjoying the sights and sounds of the new school year.  Our district is a wonderful place for students to learn and grow.  As a smaller, rural community, there are many opportunities for students to get involved, not only the learning experiences in their classes but also in the learning and growing that is part of the various clubs and activities our district provides.  All of these experiences can be beneficial to the young people who choose to be a part of them and to fully engage in the learning.  

As we continue to move forward in the journey of the school year and in striving to make the Madison-Plains Local School District a model of excellence in rural education, I encourage you to be an active participant in the many activities that are a part of the “symphony” of the school district.  From attending events like Open House and conference nights, to athletic contests and group competitions, to meetings about the direction of the school district, your participation is important in making the “music” happen, and I look forward to working with you in making the Madison-Plains Local School District all that it can be!  

Have a great year!

Go Eagles!  

Sincerely,

Chad Eisler, Superintendent
Madison-Plains Local School District

Superintendent's Message 2018

August 01, 2018

Dear Madison-Plains Community,

Greetings!  I hope this finds you well!

My name is Chad Eisler, and I am the new superintendent here at Madison-Plains Local Schools.  Though I have been in the office for several weeks doing the work, with the calendar turning to August today, I officially begin my duties in this role, and as such, I wanted to post this letter to introduce myself to you.

I am originally from northeast Ohio.  After graduation from high school, I attended Lakeland Community College where I earned an associate of arts degree.  From there I transferred to Kent State University where I completed my bachelor of science degree in secondary education with a concentration in English.  After graduation, I got a job at my alma mater, Riverside High School, teaching English and coaching football and track.  

While I was teaching, I went to graduate school at night and during the summers and earned my master's degree and principal's license, also at Kent State University.  After eight years as a high school English teacher, I decided to move into administration.  I spent two years at Perry Middle School as an assistant principal and then moved to Perry High School and served there as an assistant principal for three years.

With five years of experience as an assistant, I felt I was ready to become a principal, and having a desire to move to central Ohio and the greater Columbus area, I focused the majority of my search there, and I landed at London High School where I have been the principal for the last eight years.  

During my time as principal, I took and completed coursework to get my superintendent's license at Ohio State University.  This spring I decided to search for a superintendency, and I was very excited when I was offered the position here at Madison-Plains.

My vision for us as an organization is that we will become a model of rural education.  For this to happen, it will take all of us working together and doing our part.  With that in mind, as I have entered and begun to learn more about MP, I am so pleased with the solid foundation that presently exists and from which we can continue to build.  The data and the stories I am hearing bear-out that good things are happening here.  I have been impressed with the staff members, the community members, and the students that I have met.  Everyone has been so warm and welcoming, and I am very much enjoying being a part of the Golden Eagle family!

I am excited to continue on with the work, and in the coming weeks, I will be communicating opportunities to meet you and for you to share with me your perspective on the successes and the opportunities for growth that you see here at Madison-Plains.  

I hope you enjoy these last days of summer, and I hope you are looking forward to a wonderful school year.  I know I am.

You may follow me on Twitter at @Mr_Eisler.  I will be posting information there about what is happening at Madison-Plains, including information about school delays and cancellations.

It is a blessing, an honor, and a privilege to serve the community of Madison-Plains.

We are MP!  Go Eagles!

All the best,

Chad Eisler, Superintendent

Madison-Plains Local Schools

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