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Ohio Digital Learning School Welcomes Dr. Brian Powderly as New Head of School

Dr. Powderly brings over 18 years of experience in educational leadership and administration to the tuition-free online public school serving students across the state

Ohio Digital Learning School (ODLS), a tuition-free online public school serving students ages 16-21 across the state, has announced Dr. Brian Powderly has been hired as the Head of School.

“Dr. Powderly has a proven track record of delivering strong, positive educational outcomes for high schools across the state,” said Laura Houghton, Operations Manager at ODLS. “Brian has exhibited exemplary leadership and a deep knowledge of curriculum and collaborative problem-solving that is certain to benefit our students and their families.”

As Head of School, Dr. Powderly will be responsible for overseeing and managing the school's academic programs, business strategies, and budget. He will work closely with the school’s administrators, teachers, staff and board of directors to foster student achievement — helping students recover credits and overcome obstacles — so they can successfully complete high school and prepare for the next chapter of their journey via careers and college.

ODLS serves students aged 16-21 across Ohio enrolled in grades 9-12. In addition to providing high-quality high school education for students, ODLS also offers credit recovery to help students catch up when falling behind on credit attainment and a high school diploma program for adults aged 22 and older looking to return to school.

“ODLS is uniquely focused on getting Ohio students across the finish line, whether they are a teenager recovering their lost credits or an adult returning to school to earn their high school diploma,” said. Dr. Powderly. “I look forward to working with everyone at ODLS to continue delivering a rich, engaging curriculum that ensures students across the state have access to quality education and the support they need to meet their educational and career goals.”

Prior to joining ODLS, Dr. Powderly served as principal at Milton-Union High School, principal at Monroe Junior and Senior High School, assistant principal at Sidney Middle School, and most recently, principal at Benjamin Logan High School in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Dr. Powderly holds a bachelor's degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Wright State University, and a Doctor of Education from Miami University.

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About Ohio Digital Learning School

Ohio Digital Learning School, authorized by the Ohio Council of Community Schools, is a tuition-free online public charter school serving students in grades 9 through 12, ages 16-21. As part of the Ohio public school system, ODLS provides families the choice to access the curriculum and tools provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN). Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build skills for their future. For more information about ODLS, visit


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