Steve Lonzo – Director of Curriculum
Steve Lonzo currently serves as the Principal at Willow Elementary School in Lansing Michigan. Prior to accepting this position he was a member of the J.W. Sexton High School administrative staff as an Assistant Principal after nearly eight years in the education field. While at Sexton, Lonzo supervised and evaluated certified staff, helping to develop individual development plans to track tenured teachers, adjudicating student discipline matters, active in the supervision of after school and weekend sports activities, dances, and has sought feedback from staff on his own performance and discussed ways to improve the schools culture and climate.
Lonzo is responsible for the coordination of school safety and security, monitoring student daily attendance by coordinating regular hall sweeps and being visible in the building, as well as, randomly visiting classrooms to ensure that proper behavior is being exhibited in the classroom to promote a favorable learning environment. Lonzo regularly communicates with and addresses the concerns of parents, students, and colleagues.
Since completing Certified Nursing Assistant training in 2007, he now serves as supervisor of all home operations at the Joshua Street Residential Care LLC & Maloney Street Residential Care LLC.
He also serves as CEO of DRM Genesis Private Home Healthcare Providers. Lonzo develops annual operating budget and lead annual strategic planning process with management staff; provides leadership and training of management staff, development of programs and policies, and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations; establishes and maintains strong working relationships with legislators, health care, business and church leaders, community and neighborhood spokespersons, schools, and law enforcement officers; maintains ongoing liaison between the board of directors, professional advisory committee, and the agency staff while also overseeing the financial resources of the agency.
Since obtaining his Michigan Contractor’s License in 2003 Lonzo has also operated DRM Property Management.
The start of his professional career was preceded in academic settings at:
• Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI; where he earned a Masters Degree – September 2004; Educational Leadership/Administration.
• Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI: where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree – April 1997; Major: English; Minor: Communication.
• Horace Mann High School, Lonzo’s a 1992 graduate from Gary, IN.
Traveling, weight training/exercise, football, baseball, track, drag racing, classic cars, cooking/grilling, rving (modern day camping), snowmobiling, atving, skeet shooting, fishing, and fine dining.
• Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP)
• National HotRod Association (NHRA)
• Racers for Christ
Lonzo is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., which is a Greek organization that participates in a mass of community service and projects. He participates in the following annual programs with the Fraternity: Scholarship program, where it gives three scholarships to area high school seniors; Christmas in April, a program where the Fraternity partners with Habitat for Humanity and provide service to/for a family in need; and feeds the homeless; where it participates in feeding the homeless every second Wednesday of the month.