Keven Rinaman's goal from the time he entered college as a freshman was to return to Calvert High School, his alma mater, to teach and coach.
That goal was accomplished three years ago.
Now Rinaman, who wanted to give back to the school and its sports programs, is the school's dean of students.
PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE
Keven Rinaman, Calvert High School’s new dean of students, sets up his laptop in a classroom at the school Monday. Clad in an Ohio State University T-shirt and jeans, Rinaman was participating in Calvert’s spirit week.
Rinaman, who became the 7-12 dean of students last week, said his main goal is "to have a unified student body, 7-12, that all get along well together."
He graduated from Calvert in 2002. According to the school's website, he participated in wrestling, football and baseball and received eight varsity letters while at Calvert.
Rinaman received a degree in education with a minor in religion from Heidelberg University in 2007 and has worked at Calvert since graduation.
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For the first two years, he taught math and computer applications, and this year, he is teaching computer applications and media technology. He also is the school's technology coordinator, student council adviser, junior class adviser and assistant wrestling coach, in addition to being the dean of students.
Rinaman said the board of trustees approved his appointment last week, and his first day in the job was a week ago today. Monday, he said his new job had been going well.
"It's kind of quiet, not too many discipline problems," he said.
Rinaman said discipline is his biggest job responsibility, and there is a lot of collaboration between him and the principal. Another responsibility could be organizing a new student-of-the-week program. He said he is more than willing to spearhead the effort.
Rinaman said he is getting ready to start working on a master's degree and probably will start it in the summer if all goes as planned. He said he will get his degree either in administration or technology, and he is leaning toward administration.
He said he would like to stay at Calvert for his entire career.
"I have no plans on leaving," he said.