Lakota Announces New Curriculum Leaders

Lakota Announces New Curriculum Leaders
Posted on 06/23/2017
Keith Koehne

Lakota Local Schools is pleased to announce two new leaders stepping into recently vacated positions on the district’s curriculum team.

Pending school board approval, Keith Koehne comes to Lakota as the new Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction. Lori Brown has been approved by the board as the new Director of Gifted Services.


KoehKeith Koehnene’s experience as both an administrator and teacher spans 24 years. The assistant superintendent at Loveland City Schools for the last four years was formerly a principal at both the elementary and junior high levels at Mariemont City Schools.

“Mr. Koehne’s leadership style is one that will complement the strong curriculum team already in place here at Lakota,” said Lakota Superintendent Matt Miller. “Lakota students have enjoyed a wealth of new opportunities and modernized learning environments in recent years, thanks to the innovation of his team. He will be a great asset for building upon that work.”

Brown will be among the members of Koehne’s team, overseeing the array of services available to students who identify as gifted. She is replacing the former director, Jenifer Lodovico, who is transitioning to her new role as Lakota’s director of human resources.

Brown is familiar with Lakota, having spent the last six years coordinating special services programming provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center to Lakota’s schools. Before that, she served as the assistant principal at Plains Junior School, the secondary summer school coordinator and an intervention specialist at Ridge Junior School.

“Giving students the best possible education means personalizing instruction,” Miller said. “Gifted services is a critical component to that and Ms. Brown is just the person to continue challenging our gifted learners at all grade levels.”  

Koehne earned his Bachelor of Science in secondary social studies education from Miami University before pursuing his master’s degree in educational administration at Xavier University.

Brown graduated from Miami University with both a Bachelor of Science in special education, with a focus in gifted education, and a master’s degree in educational leadership.