The best place to cultivate and promote new leaders is from within, so the saying goes, and Stow-Munroe Falls City School District supports this practice. Beginning next week, students and parents at Woodland Elementary and Lakeview Intermediate will meet their new principal and administrative interns, respectively.
Mrs. Brenda Harris will leave Woodland to assume the position of Supervisor of Library Services, and Mrs. Mary Lou Muckleroy will become interim Principal at Woodland. Filling her shoes at Lakeview will be two SMFHS teachers, Evelyn Haught and Tasha Stanton. Mrs. Haught holds an administrative license while Mrs. Stanton will be fulfilling hours required for the completion of her license. Both teachers will continue their current teaching assignments at the high school while sharing and rotating their administrative duties at Lakeview.
“We have a great team of teachers and administrators in this District, and I am happy to be able to support their leadership and career goals. Mrs. Harriss has contributed significantly to the education of our elementary students, and Mrs. Muckleroy has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities. This shift in administrative roles will allow our principals and up-and-coming administrators to continue furthering their education and growth within our District,” said Dr. Russell D. Jones, superintendent.
In Mrs. Harriss’ new assignment, she will have a broader district-wide administrative role, where she will support the District’s librarian staff. She will be responsible for securing grant funds, cultivating and researching opportunities for partnerships with Kent State University and the University of Akron, as well as developing a peer reading and mentor program between high school and elementary students.
Mrs. Muckleroy will continue to be a great asset to Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools. She has 24 years experience in the District. She has taught music in the District since 1989 at Lakeview, Riverview and Highland, as well as Kimpton and SMFHS before she became assistant principal at Lakeview in 2012.
The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District is rated Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education, an honor held by 267 school districts out of 613 statewide. For more information, visit www.smfschools.org, follow updates on Facebook at www.facebook.com/smfschools or via Twitter at www.twitter.com/SMFSchools.
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