Empowering All Students for Success

Canal Winchester

Local Schools


Superintendent's Message

Greetings, CW Families! 
We are looking forward to kicking off the 2021-2022 school year! While this summer seems to have flown by, we are excited to see old and new faces when our doors open in August. One of the new faces you may see around town includes our new Canal Winchester High School Principal Mrs. Amy Warren. Mrs. Warren comes to us from New Albany High School, and we are thrilled to have her lead the way with our new high school redesign. Student and staff empowerment is one of her many areas of expertise, and we look forward to seeing our high school community thrive under her leadership. Next is our new Assistant Principal Mr. Bryce Culver. Mr. Culver is joining us from Gahanna Lincoln High School has a track record of excellence when it comes to developing future leaders. We are excited to have this visionary leader empower CWMS students on their path to high school and beyond. 
Involved. Engaged. Connected. We want all of our students and staff to feel part of our CWLSD community. Serving our community, building relationships, getting involved, and making connections supports social & emotional wellness and provides such a great overall foundation for personal and academic success. This year more than ever we will continue to foster an environment where all students and staff feel safe, welcome, and part of our school community as a whole. Our Portrait of a Graduate focus not only provides dynamic learning opportunities, but also cultivates outstanding individuals. No matter your background, abilities, or interests there is a place for you here at Canal Winchester Local Schools! 
We have several system transitions happening this summer. Please remember to fill out your school forms and verify contact information so you don’t miss out on any important communication or updates as we count down to the beginning of the year. Enjoy your last few weeks of summer; we look forward to seeing you soon! We are ready to make it a great year – are you?!
Proudly Serving Our District & Community, 


Jim Sotlar, Superintendent

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The Superintendent of Schools shall strive to achieve District goals for students by providing educational direction and supervision to the professional staff and supervision to the non-teaching staff and by acting as a proper model for staff and students both in the school and outside the District.The Superintendent of Schools is the chief executive and administrative officer of the Board. The Superintendent reports directly to the Board, has all powers and duties imposed upon the office by statute, and has all executive and administrative powers and duties in connection with the overall operation of the school which are not required by statute to be exercised directly by the Board or some other officer. The Superintendent exercises leadership through school administrators who comprise the Leadership Team.

Superintendent James Sotlar
James Sotlar
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