Eastwood-Prospect PTO
Eastwood & Prospect Assistant Principals Monday, February 4

Oberlin City Schools would like to welcome Mr. Kishman and Ms. Mahan to our school community. Mr. Eibel has been periodically out this year due to personal reasons, but he will remain the head principal of Eastwood and Prospect Elementary. Mr. Kishman and Ms. Mahan will provide Mr. Eibel with support.

Mr. Kishman and Ms. Mahan come to our district as retired administrators and educators with over 30 years educational experience. Mr. Kishman has been a dynamic elementary administrator (K-6), and an instructor at the high school and Early College level. Mr. Kishman is actively involved in Lorain County. He has two wonderful daughters who pursued careers in the medical field. Mr. Kishman has a wonderful and supportive wife Karen. Mike enjoys golf, reading, spending time with his grandchildren, and playing more golf. Mr. Kishman believes in providing students and families with social and academic support to be successful in life.

Ms. Karen Mahan has done it all! Her career pathway consists of working as an innovative administrator at the elementary and middle school level, School Psychologist, Associate Director of Student Services, Executive Director/Superintendent, educational consultant, and an Adjunct Professor with Ashland University. Karen enjoys working with students, visiting her grandchildren, reading, and traveling. Ms. Mahan educational philosophy is “All students can succeed with support as needed.”

Mr. Kishman has been assigned to support Mr. Eibel at Eastwood Elementary on Mondays and Fridays. Ms. Mahan will support Mr. Eibel at Prospect Elementary on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Mr. Eibel will fill in the rest of the days during the week. Feel free to contact Mr. Eibel, Mr. Kishman, or Ms. Mahan if you have any concerns. We are excited to have them as part of our team.

PTO Survey Monday, January 28

Dear Parents/Guardians and Teachers,

The Eastwood-Prospect PTO is your organization. At this time the PTO executive board is asking for your input so that we might include your ideas and suggestions as we plan future activities and events. We invite and encourage you to participate in our online survey and submit your response no later than Monday, February 11. Thank You!

You can access the survey through the following link.

Should you prefer this survey in print, you may request a copy from the administrative assistant at Eastwood or Prospect School. Should you need any other assistance completing our survey, please contact us at oberlinpto@gmail.com. Completed surveys should be returned to your child’s school no later than the posted due date above.

School District Update (Dec. 19, 2018) Thursday, January 24

After discussions with parents, staff, and community members, it has been determined that Eastwood and Prospect Elementary can use additional part-time assistant principal administrative support for the 2018-2019 school year. The district will provide support for the remainder of the school year, starting in January, for 2-3 days a week. This support will allow Mr. Eibel time to adjust to the one administrator model for the Prek-5 facility. Mr. Eibel will remain as the lead principal for both buildings. The administrators are Mr. Mike Kishman (Eastwood) and Ms. Karen Mahan (Prospect). Both administrators come to the district with a wealth of elementary and administrative experience. The administrators will support Mr. Eibel with daily operational needs and student, staff, and parent concerns. Please welcome them as part of our awesome Oberlin team.

Eastwood-Prospect PTO Website Unveiled December 18, 2018

Hello Fellow Eastwood and Prospect Families!

My name is Laura Slocum and I am a 1993 graduate of OHS. It is my honor to serve as your PTO President for the 2018-2019 school year alongside talented officers and a dedicated group of parents, teachers and staff.

Last year, the PTO supported many programs and events, including Kindercamp, Literacy Night, Family Fitness Night, Fine Arts Night, Winter Fest, Spring Carnival, Teacher Appreciation Week, Responsible Citizen Awards, Care Grants and more! These amazing accomplishments would never have happened without you as we rely on donations of time, talent and resources to get things done. There are so many ways to get involved at Eastwood and Prospect Schools and the PTO is always looking for volunteers. If you want to learn more about ways to help or should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share, please feel free to reach out to me at oberlinpto@gmail.com.

I look forward to working with you to continue to help and support our schools!

Laura Slocum
PTO President 2018-2019