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To secure a position as a principal in educational leadership that would enable me to craft a positive school culture, offer hands-on-experience, foster heightened quality instruction and enable all students to become positive and contributing members of society.


The National Forum’s Schools to Watch Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2012

Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators, Leading & Learning Conference, Columbus, OH, 2011

Designed and led workshops on Integrated Curriculum, Mathematics in the Middle School and Common Formative Assessments, Cleveland Heights, OH, 2009 – 2010

Monticello Middle School Professional Conferences, Cleveland Heights, OH, 2005


National Distinguished Assistant Principal, NAESP, 2013

Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year Award, OAESA, 2013

Ohio Schools to Watch, 2012

Lake Erie League Middle School Wrestling Coach of the Year, 2008

Ohio Schools to Watch, 2006 & 2007

Disney’s American Teacher Award, 2002 & 2004

Greater Cleveland Conference Middle School Wrestling Coach of the Year, 1995


Link/Roster Verification, 2013 A.L.I.C.E Training, 2013 Student Learning Objectives (SLO), 2012 Credentialed Teacher Evaluator, Ohio Teacher Evaluation Process (OTES), 2012 CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training, 2012 Olweus Bully Prevention Program Training, 2011 Section 504 Training, 2011 Value-Added Proficient at District, Building and Teacher Level, Battelle for Kids, 2011 Effective Strategies for Inclusion, 2010

Work experience

Aug 2010Present

Assistant Principal

Twinsburg City Schools

Intermediate School – Dodge Intermediate School (Grades 4-6)Ohio Schools to Watch Award 2012

Responsibilities include:I set rigorous expectations and implement numerous initiatives with targeted performance goals and objectives aligned to the district’s benchmarks; recognized with an Excellent with Distinction rating from the State of Ohio and earned the prestigious Ohio Schools to Watch Award from the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grade Reform, Olweus Bullying Prevention Program building leader, develop building10-day cycle schedule, RtI leader, PBS leader, grade-level testing coordinator, and diverse scope of responsibilities encompassing professional development, curriculum design and implementation, and overseeing all building scheduling.

Aug 2008May 2010

Middle School Mathematics Liaison

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools

Middle Schools – Monticello, Roxboro and Frank L. Wiley (Grades 6-8)

Responsibilities included: providing on-site, job embedded coaching to mathematics teachers; designing and facilitating professional development opportunities in the area of mathematics instruction; creating, planning, implementing and evaluating a system of short cycle assessments; working with teachers around data analysis to inform instruction, and working with district staff to coordinate aligned mathematics instruction

Aug 2009May 2010

Director of Athletics

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools

Middle School - Frank L. Wiley Middle School(Grades 6-8)

Responsibilities included: providing for overall leadership and coordination of the total sports program to provide youngsters with quality, worthwhile experiences.

Aug 2007May 2008

Instructional Coach for Mathematics

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools

Elementary Schools – Roxboro and Boulevard (Grades K-5)

Responsibilities included: deepening and extending teachers’ mathematical content knowledge; researching and sharing a variety of effective instructional strategies with teachers; assisting teachers in the development of high quality lessons to address the diverse needs of their students, and providing professional development in assessing student thinking and promoting student discourse in the classroom.

Aug 2001May 2007

Teacher - Mathematics & Science

Cleveland Heights-University Heights City Schools

Middle School – Monticello Middle School (Grades 6-8)Ohio Schools to Watch Award 2006 and 2007

Aug 1997May 2001

Teacher - Elementary Grades

East Cleveland City Schools

Elementary School – Caledonia Elementary School (Grades K-6)

Aug 1995May 1997

Teacher - Elementary Grades

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

Elementary School - Christ the King School (Grades K-8)


Aug 2012Present

Ashland University
Aug 1999May 2001

Masters of Education

John Carroll University
Jan 1992May 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Education

John Carroll University
Sep 1990Dec 1991

University of Cincinnati


Kathryn Powers

Kathryn Powers, Superintendent

Twinsburg City Schools

11136 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087

330.486.2000 (office)

440.476.8453 (mobile)

[email protected]

Dr. Marilyn Murray

Dr. Marilyn Murray, School Psychologist

Dodge Intermediate School, Twinsburg City Schools

10225 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087

330.486.2200 (office)

216.374.3159 (mobile)

[email protected]

Barbara Werstler

Barbara Werstler, Principal

Dodge Intermediate School, Twinsburg City Schools

10225 Ravenna Road, Twinsburg, OH 44087

330.486.2200 (office)

216.214.2551 (mobile)

[email protected]