Dear Students and Parents,
I am honored to introduce myself. My name is Dr. Carlos Blair and I am the new principal at Western Hills High School. I have over 17 years of experience working with youth K-12. I have served in the role of a teacher and school administrator. I am a proud graduate of Cincinnati Public Schools. I attended Central State University and Miami University (OH) for graduate level and doctoral studies. Most importantly, I am a ‘West-Sider.’ I resided in the community of Westwood and Western Hills. I am humbled to have the opportunity to return back to the ‘West-Side’ to lead Western Hills High School.
We want to ensure that your child starts off the 2017-2018 school year positively. At Western Hills High School, clear expectations and procedures have been established to provide students with adequate opportunities to excel academically, socially, and personally. The Western Hills High School staff and I will consistently endeavor to create a positive working relationship with parents, students, and community. Along with the aforesaid, we will work tirelessly to maintain a safe and orderly positive school environment. The research clearly indicates that when teachers, students, and parents work as collective partners, students achieve higher results.
With that being said, we ask that you review the student handbook with your child. If you and your child familiarize yourselves with the student handbook, the year will proceed efficiently. Additionally, we have many internal supports to help your child effectively deal with adverse situations such as bullying, the loss of a loved one, anger management, coping skills, etc. Please contact the school at any time if your child needs assistance dealing with any of the items listed above. Or, contact the front office so that we can work with you to defuse conflicts or disputes before the situations escalate.
I want to thank you in advance for your cooperation and support. Please do not hesitate to contact me or my dedicated Western Hills staff if you need assistance.
Dr. Carlos Blair