Principal's Message Danny Ransey

December's Newsletter

Season’s Greeting,

What a wonderful time of the year! The weather is changing and we are closing in on winter break. I am always amazed by the speed of time. Four months ago, I embarked on a new journey as the principal of OSSB and what a pleasant experience it has been. I have had the opportunity of witnessing the Best Blind Band in the land take the field to perform and I have always left the performances feeling proud of our students.  I have also had the chance to witness our students prepare for track and field, goalball, wrestling and cheerleading and in each instance, I get the same prideful feeling. I appreciate all of the work from staff into providing these opportunities for the students!

While reviewing 2nd quarter interims this past week, it is clear that many of our students work hard in the classroom as well. Recently I was visiting a classroom I told a student that she was a gifted artist. She looked at me and said, “I work hard!” Hard work will take you places talent cannot! I appreciate that correction and I hope all of my students understand the power of hard work. You can be whatever you want if you are willing to put the time into being great.

With the New Year quickly approaching this is usually a time that many people reflect on the year behind and plan for the year ahead and I am doing the same. We will keep striving to improve day by day. During our fantastic winter concert, former OSSB principal, Jerry Marcum surprised everyone with a guest Santa performance. While talking to everyone in attendance he stated that, it’s always that time of the year to treat people right. This is a message that we should all take with us as we approach the New Year.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the OSSB family. Have a wonderful winter break and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you!

OSSB New Principal - Danny Ransey

Hello, my name is Danny Ransey, and I am the new principal at Ohio State School for the Blind. I have served as an Assistant Principal for the last five years in Columbus City Schools. I have been in education for 15 years, teaching Math, Science, Reading and Social Studies to multiple grades.

I believe that all students have a right to a quality education. It is our job to provide students with the skills necessary to become productive citizens. I am excited to work alongside an excellent staff to build lifelong learners. I look forward to building positive relationships with students, families, and members in the community. If I can help you in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.

Let’s have a wonderful year!