Mound Street Academies
Focus + Patience + Persistence = Achievement
Dayton

Meet Our Administration

Mound Street Academies is home to some of the finest educators and administrators in the state. The administration works hard to ensure that our students are in a nurturing educational environment that encourages an individual’s development toward their goals. We make every school decision with our students' best interests in mind. MSA connects with Sinclair Community College, technical programs, and area colleges. We welcome you to contact us with questions or concerns you may have.

Anne Beane
Superintendent
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Biography

About Anne Beane

Mrs. Beane was born in Shelby, Ohio, to Joseph, a WWII veteran, and Aina Molnar who were civilian employees of WPAFB and DESI. Joseph and Aina had two sons and three daughters.

After spending most of her life in Miamisburg, Mrs. Beane graduated from Miamisburg High School. She traveled to Bowling Green State University to earn a bachelor’s degree in education. Early graduation from BGSU provided a pathway to a first teaching position in Mount Vernon, Ohio. At Mount Vernon High School, she taught courses in the discipline of business. Learning to be a drill team advisor was a pleasurable experience in the high school setting. She taught at MVHS for two and a half years and then had an opportunity to return to the Dayton area.

Mrs. Beane held a business education position at the Miami Valley Career Technology Center for twelve years. During that time, she earned her master’s degree in educational leadership at the University of Dayton. She went to Springfield, Ohio, and served in administration at Springfield Clark JVS for ten years. During the experience, she continued her education coursework at Wright State University to earn a superintendent’s license. 

Kettering Fairmont High School had an open position and gave her an opportunity to return to a traditional high school setting. Mrs. Beane served KFHS as the career tech principal. Developing career pathways to assist all students in setting future goals was a capstone activity at the high school.  

For five years (2006–2011) she served Mound Street Academies and is thrilled to return in 2018 as interim superintendent. The work is rewarding by helping Montgomery County students earn a high school diploma, find gainful employment in our community, and find a career pathway to their future.

Personally, Mrs. Beane has one daughter and two sons with husband Don Beane. They share six grandchildren!

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Jim Grimsley
Principal
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Biography

About Jim Grimsley

Jim Grimsley has over seventeen years of educational work experience as a teacher, coach, and principal. Jim’s teaching career began in the Middletown City School District in 2001. There, Mr. Grimsley served as a high school language arts teacher, class advisor, and junior high basketball coach for three years. Jim then joined Mound Street Academies in 2004. Mr. Grimsley spent thirteen years as language arts and career-based intervention teacher at MSA before becoming principal in 2017. During his time at Mound Street Academies, Jim has served on the Community School Leadership Team, Local Professional Development Committee, Intervention Assistance Team, Crisis Prevention Team, Ohio Improvement Process/Strategic Planning Committee, and Graduation Planning Committee. He was also recognized as a Gold Star Coordinator at the 2009 Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education Annual Career Based Intervention Conference.

Jim attended the University of Dayton where he earned a bachelor of arts in English, as well as, a master of science in educational leadership. He is married to his wife Natasha, who is an elementary school counselor in the Xenia Community School District. Together, they have two daughters, Anne and Nora. In his free time, Jim enjoys competitive sports, exercise, gardening, cooking, and time with his family.

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A Message from our Superintendent

Dear Students,

Welcome to Mound Street Academies! We make a determined effort to provide the instruction and educational tools you need in order to achieve your individual goals. Your path to high school graduation is unique and we are here to help you succeed!

Positive engagement and civic responsibility will aid you in developing a strong foundation upon which to build your future. MSA is proud of all that our current and former students have achieved. Our students choose a career pathway and begin earning college credit through College Credit Plus at Sinclair Community College. 

Just under 900 students have become graduates of Mound Street Academies. They earned a total of 198 college credits at Sinclair Community College in the fields of engineering, health, and information technology. Working at local businesses, students have earned $4,338,767!

With hard work, determination, and good attendance, you will find success at Mound Street Academies and be well on your way toward achieving your future career goals.

The teachers, administrators, and I urge you to take advantage of the many opportunities presented to you at MSA. We care about you and encourage you to call on us.

Best of luck!

Anne Beane