This page is run by Henry S. Conte, the Parent/Community Engagement and Communications
Coordinator. Henry started with the district in August 2022, shortly after the position was created.
The position handles incoming media requests and press releases, as well as engagement opportunities of all sorts with the community, including district-wide outgoing messages via Remind or other various forms of communication.
A main focus of the position is social media and photography, as well as being the main writer for The Bridge, which is delivered to each home in the district three to four times each year.
Eagle Eggs, a weekly newsletter, also is a priority. Eagle Eggs contains announcements, special events and flyers, which are posted to the website and disseminated to parents throughout the district. Please submit all flyers to [email protected] for inclusion in Eagle Eggs.
The website, which has been under construction and will continue to be updated, also is under the purview of the position.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, Henry would be grateful to hear them. You can contact him any of the ways below:
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 937-848-5001 extension 6156
Henry was born and raised in Rochester, N.Y. and graduated from Wittenberg University. He was a long-time, award-winning journalist, starting his career with the Urbana Citizen before moving onto the Xenia Gazette and running the sports pages for the Xenia, Fairborn and Beavercreek papers for a few years. From there he enjoyed a long tenure in sports at the Troy Daily News before moving on to the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum to take on a news assignment as the lead-reporter. He then took over as the local editor at the Newark Advocate for about two years. His final job in newspapers was as the Regional Sports Editor for 10 local papers throughout Ohio, including Port Clinton, Fremont, Bucyrus, Marion, Mansfield, Newark, Lancaster, Zanesville, Coshocton and Chillicothe. He did several years in corporate communications before finding his way to Bellbrook, where he loves the challenge of the day-to-day school operations.
His wife is a Bellbrook graduate. They live in the Dayton area with their two children.