Cleveland City Schools announces the following administrative personnel updates, effective July 1. "We are excited about our personnel moves taking place due to a realignment of our organizational structure, retirements, resignations and transfers occurring in our administrative ranks," officials said.
Dr. Russell Dyer, director of schools, said, “We had a tremendous response to our openings this summer and I want to thank all those that applied for our positions. I am excited about the leadership in our district and I know we have a bright future in Cleveland City Schools. These talented individuals will help us achieve our goals and focus on what is needed to achieve high levels of learning for all students.”
The following retirements have taken place this summer. "We wish these administrators a long and happy retirement," officials said.
Cathy Goodman - Assistant Director/Human Resources
Dr. Joy Hudson - Director of Special Populations
Mrs. Susan Miller - Supervisor of School Nutrition
Mrs. Dremah Finison - Coordinator of School Health
Administrative Office Building Personnel Title Change:
Chief Academic Officer - Dr. Jeff Elliott. Dr. Elliott served as the Director of Instruction and Curriculum prior to this title change.
Director of Innovation - Mr. Andrew Phillips. Mr. Phillips served as the Director of Technology prior to this title change.
Direction of Student Information Systems - Mr. Michael Kahrs. Mr. Kahrs served as the Director of Student Management Systems before this title change.
ESL Supervisor - Mrs. Christina Duncan. Mrs. Duncan served as the ESL Specialist prior to this title change.
Administrative Office Building New Assignments:
Director of Human Resources - Mr. Kelly Kiser. Mr. Kiser served as the Supervisor of Professional Development and Federal Funds prior to this new assignment.
Supervisor of Secondary Education and Federal Funds - Dr. Joel Barnes. Dr. Barnes served as Principal of Blythe-Bower Elementary prior to this new assignment.
Supervisor of Special Populations - Mr. David Stone. Mr. Stone served as an Assistant Principal at Cleveland High prior to this new assignment.
Operations Supervisor - Mr. Scotty Dye. Mr. Dye has served as a Maintenance Technician in this department prior to this new assignment. This is our only newly funded position added this year.
Supervisor of School Nutrition - Mrs. Gena Benton - Mrs. Benton has served as the Field Manager for this department prior to this new assignment.
Coordinator of School Health - Mrs. Laura Hudson - Mrs. Hudson has served as a Physical Education teacher at Ross Elementary prior to this assignment.
Student Support Specialist - Mr. Zach Riggins. Mr. Riggins has served as an Assistant Principal at Cleveland High prior to this new assignment.
Blythe-Bower Elementary Principal - Mrs. Prisavia Croft. Mrs. Croft has served as an Assistant Principal at Cleveland Middle School and Blythe-Bower prior to this new assignment.
Cleveland High School Assistant Principals:
Mr. Bob Pritchard - Mr. Pritchard served as the Assistant Principal at Mayfield
Elementary prior to this new assignment.
Dr. Jacqueline Cothran - Dr. Cothran served as an Assistant Principal in Hamilton
County Schools prior to this new assignment.