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Welcome to MPA's new School Director, Stacy 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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