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Henry Pettiegrew, Ph.D.

Goal-oriented District Leader with 10 Years of Central Office Experience


A transformational, educational administrator with specific demonstrated success in organizational systems, curriculum development, principal professional development, instructional leadership, building teacher and principal capacity, federal and state grant management with budgetary oversight, and school reform initiatives.
Knowledgeable in No Child Left Behind,Re-authorization of ESEA, Title I and IIA, State Board of Education Law, Board Policies, School Facilities Contracts and Special Education Law.
Specific skills in data-driven instruction, formative and summative assessment, teacher-based team development, district and building level leadership, strategic planning and research based practices.

Work experience


Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology

Maple Heights City Schools (3,900 Students)
  •  Moved district from district improvement year six to effective within two years. Value added data of students ranked eighth of 609 school districts in Ohio.
  • Wrote and received federal and state grants including several 21st century learning grants, small schools, Apple ConnectED, safe and drug free schools, distance learning and Race to the Top.
  • Established and implemented procedures and norms requiringthe effective use of data at all levels of the district to drive improvement in instructional practice, to assess the impact on student achievement, and to make decisions about teaching and learning.
  • Based on data analysis and interpretation, set performance targets for each building and grade level, planning for the success of all children and designed to close achievement and expectation gaps for every subgroup of the district student population.
  • Supported the development and ongoing monitoring of a district improvement plan (CIP) that focuses on district goals in mathematics and reading. Monitored the progress of the district improvement plan and, based on current data, made necessary adjustments.
  • Monitored student achievement, ensuring that school instructional practices were designed to provide full access and opportunity to all students/student groups to meet district goals.
  • Responsible for ensuring the delivery of high-quality instruction with technology on a district-wide basis that is based on research-based practices, engages students, incorporates culturally responsive practices, and relies on ongoing formative assessment and progress monitoring to inform instruction.
  • Assessed and makes recommendations to the superintendent regarding financial and capital management aligned to district goals for instruction and achievement.
  • Ensured the district is prepared to implement the Common Core Standards through principal and teacher professional development.
  • Facilitated the district strategic planning process through the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP).
  • Designed and implemented high quality, continuous, comprehensive professional development and training opportunities for all 250 certified and classified staff.
  • Developed formative, common short cycle assessment to monitor student achievement.
  • Coordinated all district testing including PARCC and the Next Generation Assessments.

Adjunct Professor

Cleveland State University

Courses taught

  • ADM 618- Staff Personnel Administration
  • ADM 642- Collective Bargaining and Contract Management
  • CEL 624- Leadership and Community Engagement
  • ADM 676- Clinical Supervision


Middle and High School Assistant Principal

Maple Heights City Schools (3,900 Students)  
  • Implemented curriculum and instructional leadership in Language Arts and Mathematics.
  • Implemented and monitored the Positive Behavior Interventions Systems (PBIS) program that led to decreased student suspensions and time out of class.
  • Served on district labor management committee and participated in contract negotiations.

Director of Energy Education and Management

Elyria City Schools (5,400 Students)
  • Established accountability for energy consumption at district and building level.
  • Implemented and monitored energy management program.
  • Prepared and made district energy budgetary allotments recommendations to superintendent on regular basis.
  • Over an 18-month period, district saved $1.8 million that represented of 30% of the utility budget.



Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education: Administration

Cleveland State University

Dissertation: The Perceptions of Principal Instructional Leadership Practices on 8th Grade Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA)


Master of Educational Administration

Cleveland State University

Bachelor of Science in Education

Cleveland State University



5 Year Professional License

Ohio Department of Education


Middle School Principal (4-9)

Elementary (1-8)