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Welcome MPA’s new School Director, Stacy Stuhldreher

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Stacy is thrilled to be joining MPA at this momentous time in our history. She believes that MPA is poised to be a model of national excellence in gifted education, and is excited to share her passion for children, excellence in educational innovation, and expertise in building a collaborative & positive school community culture.

 

Stacy graduated cum laude from the University of Mount Union, with her B.A. and certifications in elementary and middle school education. Her first teaching position was at Clark Elementary in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. While educating students in the Cleveland Schools, Stacy obtained her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, certification as a gifted instructor and principal license from Cleveland State University.  

 

Stacy taught in Cleveland’s Gifted and Talented Program, Major Work, and then became an assistant principal and principal. As Principal of O.H. Perry, she worked with Senator George Voinovich to secure funds for a computer lab and facilitated the Young Audiences 'ICARE Arts' Program; developing partnerships with the neighborhood artists of Collinwood. She was an Executive Administrator for Barbara Byrd-Bennett and mentored fellow principals. Stacy was trained in Assessment for Learning by the Institute for Learning through the University of Pittsburgh and was named a Richard Pogue Fellow.

 

As a principal and curriculum coordinator in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights’ City School District, she assisted with elementary curriculum; leading a math adoption, assisting with the revision of the ELA block and the adoption of Writer's Workshop. Stacy was a member of the Ohio Leadership Collaborative, led by Dr. Elmore from Harvard, and participated in Instructional Rounds in large urban school districts in Ohio. As principal of Canterbury School, she led the teaching team and raised the assigned academic ranking from the Ohio Department of Education from “Academic Watch” to “Excellent” in one school year. She also assisted Canterbury School in achieving candidacy as an International Baccalaureate School with an Arts Focus. Her team developed several partnerships with artists from the Cleveland area. Stacy also attended Ashland University to earn her Superintendent License.

 

Upon joining the Parma City Schools, Stacy served as principal for the inaugural STEM School within a school at Pleasant Valley. She also served as the Coordinator of Instructional Leadership for School Improvement where she coached and mentored principals of schools in School Improvement status. She assisted principals with goal setting, planning and the development and progress monitoring of data and school climate. She most recently served as the Interim Principal at Parma Senior High and the principal of Greenbriar Middle School. While serving as an educator, Stacy also served on the Parma Schools’ Foundation, the Focus on The Future Strategic Planning Team, the PBIS District Steering Committee, the District Leadership Team and as an executive board member for the Association of Parma Administrators.

 

In addition to her work in Parma, Stacy has mentored administrators in Cuyahoga County for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. She is a member of the Ursuline and Case Western Reserve University’s Educational Licensure Advisory Council. Stacy continues a partnership with the CWRU Music Department and presented with faculty at the Ohio Music Education Association conference in 2016. Stacy also presented Academic Parent and Teacher Teams (APTT) at the Connect for Success Conference and the National Family and Community Engagement Conference in 2016.

 

Stacy has been recognized for her work throughout her career. While principal of Oxford School in Cleveland Heights/University Heights, her team earned the 2010 Blue Ribbon Award from Providence House. She was nominated for the YWCA Women of Achievement award in 2013. Stacy and her STEM team were recognized in 2015 as WVIZ/PBS Innovative Educators for their work with infusing student ownership of technology into the STEM curriculum. Pleasant Valley and STEM won the National PTA School of Excellence Award in 2015. In 2016, Pleasant Valley won the Momentum Award from the Ohio Department of Education for earning an “A” grade on every value added measure. Stacy’s collaborative leadership style has earned praise from students, teachers, staff and parents. To Stacy, that is her most significant achievement. 

Menlo Park Academy is home to a wide range of exceptional and passionate educators and administrative professionals. Each faculty and staff member brings a unique set of skills suited for educating the whole gifted child. Click the biography links below to read more about each of our amazing team members.

Leadership Team



Dr. McDaniel  Dr. Nylajean McDaniel, Interim School Director

  Nylajean.McDaniel@MenloParkAcademy.com
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  Mr. Jim Kennedy, School Counselor and Dean of Students
  Jim.Kennedy@MenloParkAcademy.com
  VIEW BIOGRAPHY




 Mr. Doug Thompson, Dean of Curriculum and Gifted Instruction
 Doug.Thompson@MenloParkAcademy.com 
 VIEW BIOGRAPHY

 


 
Ms. Julie Ganim, Interim Administrative Director
 Julie.Ganim@MenloParkAcademy.com
 VIEW BIOGRAPHY

Administrative Support


  Ms. D. Cella Gallagher, Technology Coordinator
 Cella.Gallagher@MenloParkAcademy.com
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 Ms. Melissa McCarthy, Administrative Assistant
 Melissa.McCarthy@MenloParkAcademy.com
 VIEW BIOGRAPHY

 


 Ms. Jennifer Ingraham, Marketing and Admissions Coordinator
 Jennifer.Ingraham@MenloParkAcademy.com
 BIOGRAPHY COMING SOON

 


 Dave Massa, Massa Financial Services, LLC, Treasurer
 Contracted service from Massa Financial Services, LLC  


Nylajean McDaniel 
Interim School Director

Dr. Nylajean McDaniel is the retired superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. With 41 years of public school service, she has worked collaboratively with students, staff, and school communities to ensure high-quality education and student academic success.  Dr. McDaniel has been a teacher and school administrator, a Superintendent of Schools, and an Adjunct Professor.  She has earned recognition as a Jennings Scholar, Ohio PTA Superintendent of the Year, and a Bowman Fellow in the School of Graduate Studies at Kent State University.  In retirement, she has formed a consulting firm and has numerous clients in the public and private sector.

In addition to being a certified Hay Group consultant, Dr. McDaniel earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University, a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Reading from Cleveland State University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Organizational  Development & Change from Kent State University.  She has also participated in the: Buckeye Association of School Administrators’ Ohio School Leadership Institute; Ohio State University’s National Academy for Superintendents; and Harvard University’s Executive Leadership Program for Educators.


 

Jim Kennedy
Dean of Students Guidance Counselor

From Mr. Kennedy’s experience as an administrator, teacher, and counselor, he has learned that students face many obstacles that can hinder their success. Upon earning a Master’s degree from San Diego State University in school counseling, he vowed to ensure that every student is entitled to a quality and rigorous education that will prepare them for the future and contribute to their success as adults. School counselors play a vital role in ensuring that all students are given equitable access to education and that all of their personal-social, academic, and career needs are met.  Mr. Kennedy fully embraces the notion that school counselors are advocates for students and that they can empower students to advocate for themselves. He also believes that every student has the potential to perform at their absolute highest ability. As the assistant director and school counselor, Mr. Kennedy strives to ensure that he does everything he can to assist the students of Menlo Park Academy in this endeavor.

While working as an administrator and teacher in a diverse school in Cleveland, Ohio, and as a counselor in two urban schools in San Diego, California, Mr. Kennedy became aware of the multitude of issues that students are faced with on a daily basis. These issues can include academic concerns, family problems, social issues, community safety, and so on.  All of these matters can affect a student’s ability to reach his or her full potential. However, with these roadblocks in place, these students put forth hard work in order to succeed. Witnessing these courageous students triumph in the face of challenge was one of the most rewarding experiences that he has ever had.

Mr. Kennedy believes that recognizing and believing in a student’s potential is one of the best things an administrator and counselor can do.  Every student has great potential in them to succeed.  Counselors are a vital role to these students because they can offer them the support they need to realize their ability even in the face of difficulty.  By using data to determine a school’s needs, administrators and counselors can ensure that all students are being given the resources they need to be successful. As Richard Nixon said, "The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."  It is Mr. Kennedy’s goal to help the students of Menlo Park Academy reach their highest mountain.


 

Doug Thompson
Dean of Curriculum & Gifted Instruction

Mr. Thompson graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood education and a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction and a Gifted and Talented Endorsement. He spent seven years as the head teacher in a first grade classroom and tutored students in kindergarten through sixth grade in math, reading, and test preparation. After spending several years leading a first grade classroom at MPA, Mr. Thompson joined the administrative team. 

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family, sports, being outdoors, playing guitar, cars, and working on and riding motorcycles. He enjoys sharing his love of learning with students. 


 

Mrs. D. Cella Gallagher
Technology Coordinator
  

Mrs. Gallagher earned her Bachelor’s in History and a Master of the Teaching Arts Degrees from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton Virginia.  She taught Science and Language Arts at Vernon Johns School in Petersburg, Virginia before moving to Swift Creek Middle School in Chesterfield County Virginia where she taught Social Studies for 6 years. In 2006, she moved to the school division’s Technology Department where she was an Instructional Technology Integrator for middle and high school Social Studies; teaching teachers how to integrate technology into their lessons. In 2012, she and her husband moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where she took a position teaching computers and Social Studies at Noble Academy Cleveland.  

As you would expect Mrs. Gallagher enjoys visiting historical sites where ever she goes. She loves learning about the past and its effects on the present. She often combines her historical excursions with hiking and biking. She especially likes hiking in the National Parks, and has twice been to the bottom of the Grand Canyon.  Since moving to Cleveland, she has rediscovered biking. She and her husband love to ride their bikes on the Ohio and Erie Canal Trail and often ride the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to Akron and ride their bike back to Cleveland. 

Mrs. Gallagher is thrilled to join the Menlo Park Academy Community. She looks forward to all the exciting innovations that are happening in technology at the school this year and in the future.

 


 

Ms. Melissa McCarthy
Administrative Assistant 

Ms. Melissa McCarthy started working with children in a daycare setting in 1994.  Over the years she has had many different positions including center director and has been the lead teacher in classrooms varying in age from 6 weeks to 12 years.  Ms. McCarthy attended Cuyahoga Community College with a major in Early Childhood Education and has recently renewed my Child Development Associate granted by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Ms. McCarthy loves reading in many genres and watching HGTV. Her secret vices are watching Mythbusters and playing Lego video games.Ms. McCarthy is very excited to be joining MPA this school year.  She is looking forward to supporting the children, parents and teachers and fostering great communication.

 


 

Dave Massa
Treasurer

Biography coming soon.

 


 

Julie Ganim
Interim Administrative Director

 Biography coming soon.

Lower School Team: 

 

 Ms. Christina Cardellini 
 Christina.Cardellini@MenloParkAcademy.com

 

 


 Ms. Jamie Schaedel
 Jamie.Schaedel@MenloParkAcademy.com

 



 Ms. Gabriela DelValle
 Gabriela.DelValle@MenloParkAcademy.com
 

 


 Mr. Sean MaKinster
 Sean.MaKinster@MenloParkAcademy.com

 


 Mrs. Laura Hodge
 Laura.Hodge@MenloParkAcademy.com





 Ms. Grace Coyne
 Grace.Coyne@MenloParkAcademy.com

 



 Ms. Cassie Marusa
 Cassie.Marusa@MenloParkAcademy.com

 


 Mrs. Rachel Mabe
 Rachel.Mabe@MenloParkAcademy.com

 


 Mr. Eamon O'Donnell
 Eamon.ODonnell@MenloParkAcademy.com


 


 Ms. Emily Carter
 Emily.Carter@MenloParkAcademy.com
 PHOTO COMING SOON

Middle School Team

 

  Mathematics
  Mrs. Katie Theiss
  Katie.Theiss@MenloParkAcademy.com
 



 

 Mathematics
 Mr. Nick Pennypacker
 Nick.Pennypacker@MenloParkAcademy.com
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 Science
 Mrs. Brittany Harraman
 Brittany.Harraman@MenloParkAcademy.com

 


  Science
  Dr. Elizabeth Klipfell
  Elizabeth.Klipfell@menloparkacademy.com

 


 Social Studies
 Mr. Daniel Pernod
 Daniel.Pernod@MenloParkAcademy.com
 

 


 Social Studies
 Mrs. Jessica M. Smith
 Jessica.Smith@menloparkacademy.com

 


  English Language Arts
  Ms. Jordan Nicholas
  Jordan.Nicholas@menloparkacademy.com

 


  English Language Arts
  Mr. Adam Turski
  Adam.Turski@menloparkacademy.com

  Music, Instrumental
  Mrs. Lindsey Macey
  Lindsey.Macey@MenloParkAcademy.com
  VIEW BIOGRAPHY



  Music, Vocal Grades K-4
  Ms. Shannon Jakubczak
  Shannon.Jakubczak@MenloParkAcademy.com
  VIEW BIOGRAPHY

 


  Art Grades K-4
  Ms. Amy Kreiger
  Amy.Kreiger@MenloParkAcademy.com
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 Middle School Art Grades 5-8
 Mr. John Cycyk
 John.Cycyk@MenloParkAcademy.com
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  Physical Education and Health Grades K-8
  Ms. Michelle Slak
  Michelle.Slak@MenloParkAcademy.com
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Biographies - Specials

 

Mrs. Lindsey Macey
Music

Mrs. Macey graduated from Youngstown State University in 2010. In addition to music education, Mrs. Macey has acted as a church music director, provided private music lessons, and enjoys being a wife and a mom.

Mrs. Macey has been involved in music since she was young. She has been exposed to many different types of ensemble and performance venues, from junior church choir to high school jazz band to college solo piano recitals.  She has been playing the piano since the sixth grade and she also played the French horn through high school and college. Although piano is her main instrument, Mrs. Macey has learned to play the guitar, banjo, and has even tinkered with the ukulele.

When Mrs. Macey isn’t teaching, listening to, or playing music, she is spending quality time with her family. She has been married to her husband, A.J., for almost three years.  Together they chase around a very busy toddler named Zoey. Knitting and crocheting, crafting, and reading are some of her other favorite past times.

With the support of the Menlo Park Academy community and through the awesome power of music, Mrs. Macey is committed to making each school year successful! 

 

Mr. John Cycyk
Middle School Art 

Mr. John Cycyk is a practicing artist with university experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from the Cleveland Institute of Art, a master’s degree in Fine Art from New York State University of Buffalo, and a Master in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University. He has positions previously at The Noble Academy, Beech Brook, and the Cleveland Institute of Art.

Mr. Cycyk’s hobbies include cooking, making videos with his daughter, and creating plush one-of-a-kind stuffed animals. His favorite pastime is cooking Italian food.Mr. Cycyk is excited about showing MPA’s students that art is a word that has many meanings and can be applied in other areas of education.


Ms. Amy Krieger
K-4 Art

Ms. Amy Kreiger received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting and Drawing at Youngstown State University and her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at the American University.

Her hobbies include painting and drawing, going to coffee shops, the beach, art galleries/museums, festivals, sports games in the summer, plays, and traveling (especially exploring big cities). Ms. Kreiger’s grew up in a very close family with 6 siblings and two amazing parents (holidays and family vacations traveling in 15 passenger vans are amongst her favorite memories). Her life highlights include being a nanny for a music executive in Los Angeles, California, and living in D.C. throughout grad school. This school year she is excited about not only teaching the students about different art techniques, but taking them on a visual journey through the art movements. 


Ms. Shannon Jakubczak
Vocal & K-4 General Music

Ms. Jakubczak is a graduate of Cleveland State University and was president of the CSU Chapter of the Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association. She is currently in her fifth season as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and has recently toured with them in Germany, France, Luxembourg, New York City, and Miami. She likes to cook and bake, decorate her planner, and spend time with her family-- especially her niece and nephews.

Ms. Jakubczak is excited to be starting her first year as the Vocal and K-4 General Music teacher in the school she's called "home" for the past two years. She is very much looking forward to creating wonderful music with all of her students and watching them grow as musicians.

 

Special Education
Mr. Dennis Costa
Dennis.Costa@MenloParkAcademy.com

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Special Education
Beth Turk
Beth.Turk@MenloParkAcademy.com
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Guidance Service Providers

Dr. Sylvia Rimm, Ph.D., Psychologist
www.sylviarimm.org 
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Dr. Susan Rakow - LPC, Ph.D.
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Dr. Christine Brewer, Ph.D., Psychologist
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Ms. Anastasia Webb, Clinical Counselor, Supervisor
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Dr. Elaine Semper, School Psychologist
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Ms. Stephanie Persanyi, Speech Therapist 
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Biographies - Services
 

Dennis Costa
Special Education

Mr. Costa caught the teaching bug while a parent volunteer for recess here at Menlo Park Academy several years ago. He attended Notre Dame College’s TEEL (Teacher Education Evening Licensure) Program for two years to complete his core. He hopes to be certified by the end of the school year as a Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist K-12 with an additional certification as a Reading Specialist.  Mr. Costa’s  future endeavours include a Masters in Education and he hopes one day to arrive at his final destination as a Behavioral Specialist.

Mr. Costa is an avid reader of any and everything with aspirations of writing YA Fiction and screenplays and has coached youth soccer for 8 years. Mr. Costa is extremely excited to have finally found a home in education and looks forward to an amazing first year here at Menlo Park Academy.

 

Dr. Sylvia Rimm
Guidance Services

Menlo Park Academy has contracted with Dr. Sylvia Rimm to provide Guidance Services to address the social & emotional needs of our gifted children.  Services will include professional development sessions for our faculty, talks for our parents, and meetings with students.  We are thrilled to add this component to our overall delivery in our continued effort to achieve our mission of developing the potential of gifted learners through appropriate and rewarding experiences that nurture the whole child.  

The following bio information is taken directly from Dr. Rimm's web site, which you can visit for more information at www.sylviarimm.org.  

Dr. Rimm is a psychologist, director of Family Achievement Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a clinical professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. Families come from all over the United States for help. 

She has authored many books including How to Parent So Children Will Learnand Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades, both 2008 National Best Books award winners from USA Book News. In addition, Dr. Rimm has written Growing Up Too Fast: The Rimm Report on the secret Lives of America's Middle Schoolers, Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child, Raising Preschoolers, See Jane Win®, How Jane Won, and See Jane Win for Girls.

See Jane Win®, a New York Times Bestseller, was featured on the Oprah Winfrey and Today shows and in People Magazine. Her book, Rescuing the Emotional Lives of Overweight Children, was a finalist for the Books for a Better Life Award. Many parents and educators seek Dr. Rimm's help through her books, tapes, q-cards, and newsletters.

In her parenting column, Dr. Rimm answers hundreds of letters each year from parents and grandparents in her nationally syndicated column with Creators Syndicate.

Dr. Rimm speaks and publishes internationally on family and school approaches to guiding children toward achievement, parenting, and the lives of teenagers. She is a dynamic speaker who fascinates audiences, speaking on many topics, tailoring her educational talks to the special themes of the audience. 

Dr. Rimm draws experience and inspiration from her wonderful husband; her very successful children: 2 daughters and 2 sons, and their spouses; and 9 vivacious grandchildren.

Dr. Rimm's expertise on gifted children, parenting, families, teens and tweens, and many more topics, makes her an excellent psychologist, author, columnist and speaker.

 

Susan Rakow, Ph.D.

Susan.Rakow@MenloParkAcademy.com

After teaching middle school and gifted students for 30 years, Susan Rakow, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations at Cleveland State University. In addition to her secondary English, Reading,  and Gifted certifications, Susan is also a National Board Certified teacher (EA/ELA) and a PRAXIS III Assessor. She is now sharing her experience and expertise by teaching courses that prepare new secondary and gifted teachers.  Dr. Rakow is directing the graduate program in gifted education.

Dr. Rakow started an AP Teacher Support network in collaboration with the GCEDC (Greater Cleveland Educational Development Center.) She was the chair of the NAGC (National Association for Gifted Children) Middle Grades Division and serves on the national Network Communications Committee. She initiated the Middle Grades Division newsletter "Middle Matters" and has served as its editor. At the state level, Susan is the Chair of the OAGC (Ohio Association for Gifted Children) Higher Education Division. 

Dr. Rakow has presented at state and national conferences around the country and has been a consultant for many of Ohio's school districts as they strive to improve their gifted programming, particularly at the middle school level. 

In collaboration with CSU's Honors Program and College of Science, Dr. Rakow received grants in 2007, 2008, and 2009 from the Ohio Department of Education for Summer Honors Institutes  for gifted 9th and 10th graders. Participants  have had the opportunity to courses taught by university faculty including Flying Circus of Physics, Mathematical Kaleidoscope, Connections, Art, Creative Writing, and Political Science.  In addition, mentoring was provided by CSU  Honors Program students. 

Dr. Rakow is committed to helping schools and teachers to attain the twin goals of excellence and equity by meeting the needs of all of their students, including those with gifts and talents.   She and her husband raised two gifted children who  grew into intelligent, accomplished, loving adults. She also has two delightful grandsons.

Stacy StuhldreherStacy Stuhldreher

 

Stacy is thrilled to be joining MPA at this momentous time in our history. She believes that MPA is poised to be a model of national excellence in gifted education, and is excited to share her passion for children, excellence in educational innovation, and expertise in building a collaborative & positive school community culture.

 

Stacy graduated cum laude from the University of Mount Union, with her B.A. and certifications in elementary and middle school education. Her first teaching position was at Clark Elementary in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. While educating students in the Cleveland Schools, Stacy obtained her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, certification as a gifted instructor and principal license from Cleveland State University.  

Stacy taught in Cleveland’s Gifted and Talented Program, Major Work, and then became an assistant principal and principal. As Principal of O.H. Perry, she worked with Senator George Voinovich to secure funds for a computer lab and facilitated the Young Audiences 'ICARE Arts' Program; developing partnerships with the neighborhood artists of Collinwood. She was an Executive Administrator for Barbara Byrd-Bennett and mentored fellow principals. Stacy was trained in Assessment for Learning by the Institute for Learning through the University of Pittsburgh and was named a Richard Pogue Fellow.

As a principal and curriculum coordinator in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights’ City School District, she assisted with elementary curriculum; leading a math adoption, assisting with the revision of the ELA block and the adoption of Writer's Workshop. Stacy was a member of the Ohio Leadership Collaborative, led by Dr. Elmore from Harvard, and participated in Instructional Rounds in large urban school districts in Ohio. As principal of Canterbury School, she led the teaching team and raised the assigned academic ranking from the Ohio Department of Education from “Academic Watch” to “Excellent” in one school year. She also assisted Canterbury School in achieving candidacy as an International Baccalaureate School with an Arts Focus. Her team developed several partnerships with artists from the Cleveland area. Stacy also attended Ashland University to earn her Superintendent License.

Upon joining the Parma City Schools, Stacy served as principal for the inaugural STEM School within a school at Pleasant Valley. She also served as the Coordinator of Instructional Leadership for School Improvement where she coached and mentored principals of schools in School Improvement status. She assisted principals with goal setting, planning and the development and progress monitoring of data and school climate. She most recently served as the Interim Principal at Parma Senior High and the principal of Greenbriar Middle School. While serving as an educator, Stacy also served on the Parma Schools’ Foundation, the Focus on The Future Strategic Planning Team, the PBIS District Steering Committee, the District Leadership Team and as an executive board member for the Association of Parma Administrators.

In addition to her work in Parma, Stacy has mentored administrators in Cuyahoga County for the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators. She is a member of the Ursuline and Case Western Reserve University’s Educational Licensure Advisory Council. Stacy continues a partnership with the CWRU Music Department and presented with faculty at the Ohio Music Education Association conference in 2016. Stacy also presented Academic Parent and Teacher Teams (APTT) at the Connect for Success Conference and the National Family and Community Engagement Conference in 2016.

Stacy has been recognized for her work throughout her career. While principal of Oxford School in Cleveland Heights/University Heights, her team earned the 2010 Blue Ribbon Award from Providence House. She was nominated for the YWCA Women of Achievement award in 2013. Stacy and her STEM team were recognized in 2015 as WVIZ/PBS Innovative Educators for their work with infusing student ownership of technology into the STEM curriculum. Pleasant Valley and STEM won the National PTA School of Excellence Award in 2015. In 2016, Pleasant Valley won the Momentum Award from the Ohio Department of Education for earning an “A” grade on every value added measure. Stacy’s collaborative leadership style has earned praise from students, teachers, staff and parents. To Stacy, that is her most significant achievement. 

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