By Keith Koehne,
Loveland City School District assistant superintendent of human resources
There is a quote attributed to Confucius that states, “Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” While the soundness of that as career advice is debatable, what is not up for argument is that if one feels challenged, valued, and supported in their work they can flourish. It is our goal that Loveland is exactly that type of workplace.
When I arrived in Loveland a year ago that sense of a greater purpose was almost palpable. Almost everyone I encountered told me how much they liked working here and I wanted to capture that passion. We created a video series entitled “Why I Love Loveland” that highlighted some employees talking about what attracted them to Loveland and how they make a difference every day. They spoke in no uncertain terms about this being a great place to work, a wonderful community to support, and fantastic kids to teach. We linked these videos to the Human Resources page on the district website – if our goal is to attract, retain and support the best people possible, who better to explain what makes this such a great place to be.
We have just kicked off the 2014-15 “Why I Love Loveland” video series and I encourage you to take a minute and peruse the stories captured on the HR website (http://www.lovelandschools.org/HumanResources.aspx). You will be struck, like I was, by the infectious enthusiasm of our teachers, aides, bus drivers, custodians, and food service workers. You will be proud of the sincerity with which they approach their work. You will understand why they Love Loveland.