It’s big news when we welcome a new principal, but it’s more significant when it’s one of our own! Mt. Healthy South Elementary School has a new principal, and she is much more familiar with the district than most incoming principals. Yzvetta Macon, a 1982 graduate of Mt. Healthy City Schools, officially begins her tenure on August 1, 2017. Superintendent Dr. Reva C. Cosby is excited to bring her home to Mt. Healthy.
Mrs. Macon comes to Mt. Healthy City Schools with 17 years’ experience in administration including a Turnaround Principal for two Cincinnati schools. Most recently she led Cincinnati State STEM Academy as a Principal and Curriculum Director. Prior to that position, she served as the Turnaround Principal of South Avondale Elementary School upon appointment by the Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. Macon steered the team that moved South Avondale from “Academic Emergency” to “Effective” per the Ohio State Report Card in just two years. The school advanced three ratings in the 2010-2011 school year, which was the largest gain of academic achievement in the history of the district.
Mrs. Macon has a passion for leading her staff and empowering students to continue life-long learning. She will be heavily focused on educational leadership and instructional practices at South Elementary as she continues to cultivate strong teachers who teach and develop students who love to learn. Mrs. Macon states, “As I continue my educational career I look to empower others by sharing my talents with principals and teachers in the Hamilton county area. I believe the PreK-5th grade years of learning set the foundation for students to be prepared for success in their secondary years of learning. I am committed to working collaboratively with teachers and principals to support them in meeting the state goals for early learning education thru secondary education which will equip a vast number of students to be college and career ready.”
Macon states her top three priorities at South Elementary are:
- Establish and maintain a safe, nurturing and educational thriving culture in the building.
- Establish a teaching and learning environment leading to improved academic success on the State Report Card.
- Providing opportunities for students to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities that impacts classroom learning, builds leadership skills and engage students in a sense of pride for their school and community.
Mrs. Macon is married to John Macon, a Mt. Healthy class of 1974, and they have a daughter, Mya, who will be a high school freshman in the fall.Mrs. Pamela Wiggins is the new Assistant Principal and comes to us with extensive administrative and classroom experience. We welcome her fresh ideas and style.