Principal's Corner

Principal's Message

Welcome to Amherst Junior High School. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff I extend our best wishes for a successful school year. We look forward to supporting you in another year of academic growth.

We hope that with clear expectations, a strong instructional program, and the cooperation of you and your family, the year will be an outstanding one. We are proud of you and of the talents you possess, and hope that you will work hard to use them in the best way possible.

Biography

This is my sixth year as principal at Amherst Junior High and I am proud to work in such a great building and district. I am a graduate of Amherst and attended the Amherst Schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. I feel very fortunate to be the principal at AJH and in a position where I can help Amherst continue to be a wonderful community and successful school district.

My experiences in education prior to coming to AJH included administrative roles for seven years in Keystone, Perkins and Lorain. I also taught in the Lorain City Schools for five years as a junior high teacher in special education and social studies. I earned my bachelor's degree in education from Bowling Green State University. I then attended Ashland University where I earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. I continued my education at Ashland and Findlay University and earned licensures as a builidng principal and superintendent.

I love my job and I am here to help. Please do not hesitate to give me a call at (440) 988-0324 or email me at Ryan_Coleman@amherstk12.org.