Reutter Chosen as New MMS Assistant Principal

Reutter Chosen as New MMS Assistant Principal
Posted on 05/18/2018

Reutter Chosen as New MMS Assistant Principal
A Mason Middle School science teacher is set to become the school’s newest assistant principal.
On May 22, the Mason City Schools Board of Education anticipates approving Jay Reutter as the MMS Assistant Principal who will also oversee MMS athletics. This move caps off a couple of administrative changes at Middle School in recent months, following current principal Tonya McCall's promotion to lead the district’s human resources department as Chief Talent Officer. Reutter, who has worked at MMS for 20 years, will replace current assistant principal Lauren Gentene, who is moving up to become Mason Middle School Principal. Reutter is also taking on some of the job responsibilities of Stephanie Hyatt, MMS Student Activities Coordinator. Hyatt and her husband, MHS Principal Dave Hyatt, are retiring at the end of this school year and moving to Vermont.
"Over the last 20 years I have fallen in love with Mason Schools. I celebrate our successes while striving to improve the educational experience for all our students. I am so grateful for this new way to continue to serve Mason Middle School staff, students, and families," said Reutter.
Reutter is true learner with a servant’s heart, according to Jonathan Cooper, Deputy Superintendent, who led the hiring process, and Lauren Gentene, Mason Middle School’s next principal.
“Jay is a continual learner who is always looking for ways to improve opportunities and experiences for Mason Middle School. With Jay moving from the classroom to an assistant principal, I am so excited to see the even greater impact he will have,” said Gentene.

Reutter is the co-leader of the transition team responsible for organizing and moving 150 staff members into two school schools during the 18-19 school year, and was in the first wave of teachers invited to learn the Artisan Teacher method of instructional leadership. During his time in Mason, he helped establish the MMS house system, and was the co-chair for Mason City Schools Science Fair. A member of the middle school’s Building Leadership Team, Equity Team, and Culture Committee, Reutter was the Hamilton County Celebrate Excellence Award winner in 2017, and received the Mason City Schools Innovation Award in 2016.

Reutter received his Bachelor’s degree in Education from Miami University and his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati. He and his wife, Jill, are the proud parents of twin nine-year olds, Gabe and Eli, and a three-month old, Leo.

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