Botkins native returns to school district

BOTKINS — The new Botkins Local School 7-12th grade principal says he is happy to be returning to his hometown after working in Wapakoneta School District for eight years, and is anticipating what he expects to be an exciting school year.

“It’s always been a dream of mine. I’ve always wanted to someday come back and be the principal,” Ryan Loy, 34, said. “I loved growing up here. I loved being in the school district. I know what a great community this is.”

Education is a tradition in the Loy family. Loy is the son of Mike and Ann Loy, of Botkins. Ann Loy taught second grade at Botkins Local School for approximately 30 years. 

“I’ve been out of school for 15 years,” Loy said. “I think some people know me as Mrs. Loy’s son.”

Loy is married to Krystal Loy, who is also a teacher. The couple has two children. Their daughter Madison, 5, is starting her first year of kindergarten. Their son Noah, 3, is starting preschool this year.

For the full story, see the Friday, Aug. 29 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.