2022 - 2023 Admin Leadership Announcements

Jay Reutter Named MMS Interim Principal: Other 22-23 Admin Leadership Announcements
Posted on 07/12/2022
Jay Reutter

This afternoon, Mason Middle School Principal Lauren Gentene announced she has accepted the position of Indian Hill Middle School Principal.  Superintendent Jonathan Cooper is pleased to announce that a long-time Mason Comet, Jay Reutter, has been selected to serve as the middle school’s interim principal. 

“We deeply appreciate Principal Gentene’s leadership in Mason, and are excited to see how she continues to positively impact learners in our region in her new position,” said Dr. Jonathan Cooper, Superintendent. “We are also very grateful to have seasoned leaders in Mason City Schools who are ready to step up to serve in new roles when the opportunity arises. Jay Reutter, a 24-year veteran educator in Mason City Schools, exemplifies those leaders. As a science teacher, coach, and current assistant principal at Mason Middle School, Mr. Reutter has proven his dedication to creating a school community that is about every kid, every day.”

Reutter is committed to Mason Quality, and is thrilled to continue to serve middle school students, staff and families in his new role. 

“Since 1998, I have been a part of the Comet Family and have been privileged to work alongside very talented and dedicated educators and principals. When given the opportunity to step into this role and lead the people that I love in a new way, I jumped at it. I cannot wait to meet this year’s Middle School students, and look forward to seeing their growth as we create Mason Moments that celebrate “Every Kid, Every Day!”

About Jay Reutter
Reutter is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Mason Middle School, a position he has held for four years. Prior to that, he was a beloved science teacher at MMS for 20 years and served as an MHS Soccer coach for nearly a decade. He has a Secondary Education Degree from Miami University, and  Masters in Educational Leadership  from The University of Cincinnati. 

He and his wife, Jill, are learning to parent Gen Z students just like many of our Comet families! They are the proud parents of twin 13-year olds, and a four-year old. Reutter enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, and reading. Some of his favorite books include Big PotentialH3 Leadership, and The Book Thief.  

Other Administrative Appointments for 2022-2023

  • Mason Middle School Interim Assistant Principal Dan Little Dan Little
    Mason City Schools Learning Experience Designer Dan Little will join the middle school’s administrative team this year. Dan bleeds green. A Class of 2000 graduate, Dan taught science at Mason Middle School for 17 years, and then began coaching teachers as an innovation coach and an LED (Learning Experience Designer) at Mason Middle School. He and his high school sweetheart, Carrie, are the proud parents of Mason Comets, Parker and Anna. In his spare time, Little loves playing in the pool with his kids, reading, listening to podcasts, playing sports, and gaming.  

    “I’m thrilled for the opportunity to serve our students, staff and families in this new role. I look forward to doing what I can to contribute to a high-performing team, and am grateful to be able to continue to serve an awesome staff and our community’s teens.”

  • Mason Early Childhood Center Assistant Principal Joycelyn Senter Joycelyn Senter
    Joycelyn Senter will be returning to Comet Country to serve as an Assistant Principal at the Mason Early Childhood Center. She is replacing Kelly Miller, who is leaving to serve at the Butler County Educational Service Center.  Since 2015, Senter was the Evendale Elementary School Principal in Princeton City Schools.  Prior to that, she was a Mason High School Assistant Principal for four years, and served as an assistant principal in Cincinnati Public Schools. She is a former elementary school teacher, teaching students in grades two through six.  Senter loves to travel, read, journaling, is a Peloton-enthusiast, and enjoys hanging out with her friends and family. 

    “I feel like I’m coming back home. I’m giddy to come back to Mason - and now at the beginning of our Comets’ journey, rather than the end. I look forward to building relationships with MECC staff, students and families, and reconnecting with Mason colleagues and friends.”

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