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School Improvement & Grants

School Improvement & Grants Director
TryvanLeechMr. Tryvan Leech
School Improvement & Grants Director
 
Tryvan Leech Sr. joined Sandusky City Schools as Director, School Improvement & Grants in the 2019/20 school year. He is a passionate educator with an unwavering belief in the abilities and potential of all students to be successful in life.  Leech grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, a poverty stricken area, where he experienced firsthand the injustice against poor students in their education.  He has re-dedicated his career and his life to helping students to succeed in school and life.

Mr. Tryvan Leech Sr. graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in Mansfield, Ohio.  He has served in the Air Force and Air Force Reserves, in Desert Storm.  After his military service he has positions serving as a Supervisor for UPS (and while assisting in hiring of new college students to prepare for college), High School Business Teacher, Dayton Public Schools, (Ohio State Boys Basketball & Track Champions, Dunbar H/S) (Coordinated a Freshman Scholarship Program to pay full tuition for selected freshmen for four years of prepaid college donated by Will Allen Foundation, Pittsburgh Steelers), Basketball and Track Assistant Coach for High School Girls’ and Boys’ (Qualifiers and Winners in the Ohio State HS meets), as well as the Business Educator, & Interim Assistant Principal, Wayne High School, Huber Heights (Ohio State Runner Up HS Football), Freshman Principal, Princeton High School, Cincinnati (Ohio State Girls HS Basketball Champions), High School Principal and Director, State & Federal Programs, Youngstown City Schools, (Ohio State Rugby Champions) & Director, State & Federal Programs, Trotwood Madison City Schools, (Ohio State Football Champions).

Mr. Leech graduated with his B.S. in Organizational Management from Wilberforce University, Business Teacher Certification from Wright State University, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Principal’s Licensure from Antioch University MacGregor, and his Treasurer’s and Superintendent Licensure from Ashland University and with his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in sight at Ashland University.

As teacher, principal, & administrative leader, he has developed parent engagement programs, after school mentoring programs utilizing YSU (Youngstown State University) students, assisted in the Urban Experience Program with new student teachers from YSU to experience teaching firsthand in an urban environment, operations, senior BBQs, senior trips, etc., with the support of students and staff.  Mr. Leech was also able to revive a fully equipped auditorium and develop a choir that had not existed for six years, which continues to flourish today. 

Mr. Leech believes that if you apply the four “D’s, (Desire, Dedication, Determination and Discipline) you can be proud of your achievements, goals, and dreams.  And always put your families first, be fair, be firm, but be honest and allow your students to grow. “Students minds are like computers, what you put in, is exactly what you will get out.”  He also enjoys reading, and listening to the life experiences of others of all ages.  “And if better is available, good is not good enough”.
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