Southeastern High School Principal, Leonard Steyer, will begin his first year of a two-year term on the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors this Thursday, August 9th when the board gathers in Columbus for its first meeting of the 2018-19 school year.
Leonard will serve as the Class AA Representative from the Southeast District.
The OHSAA is the governing body of high school and junior high sports in Ohio. It is a voluntary, non-profit organization that governs 817 high schools and 900 middle schools, which includes approximately 400,000 student-athletes.
Elected to the Southeast District Athletic Board in 2010 as a Class AA representative and re-elected in 2016, this is Leonard’s first term on the OHSAA Board of Directors.
Leonard is a graduate of Kansas Lakota High School in Sandusky County. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education, with a concentration in comprehensive business education, from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in 1974 and a master’s degree in educational administration from BGSU in 1976.
Leonard began his career in education as a high school vocational business teacher at Pioneer Joint Vocational School in Shelby, Ohio, in 1974. After six years of teaching, he then attended Capital University Law School (1980-81) for one year before teaching business education classes at Greenfield McClain High School the following year. Beginning with the 1982-83 school year, his next move was to Southeastern High School (Ross County) in Chillicothe, where he has spent the past 36 years as a classroom teacher, assistant basketball coach, assistant athletic director, athletic director and high school principal. He has held the latter position for the past 18 years.
Leonard resides in Chillicothe with his wife of 25 years, Trish. He has a stepson, Michael, who resides in Oklahoma City.