Assistant Principal's Message - Nick Toney

I grew up in the Elyria City Schools and attended Kent State University, where I earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education. I earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University and hold administrative licenses for high school, middle school, and elementary school levels. Most recently, I finished my superintendent's licensure program through Ashland University. 

This school year marks my fourth year at Marion L. Steele High School, serving as the Assistant Principal. Previously, I taught at Nord School, in the Elyria City School District and the Maple Heights City School District. I also served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Steele, Seventh Grade Girls Basketball Coach, and Freshman Boys Baseball Coach. 

My wife, Olivia, daughter Marley and I live in Amherst and enjoy being a part of the Amherst community!




Assistant Principal's Message - Denise Abbott

As an Assistant Principal at Marion L. Steele High School, I have the privilege of working with our 9th and 10th grade students.  My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and Masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Special Education from Ashland University. This, paired with work experience at Lorain County Community College and the Elyria City School District, helped pave the way for my responsibilities here as a school administrator.

Amherst is a wonderful place to learn and grow and I look forward to working with each of our families this year.  Please let me know how I can assist as we look forward to our best year yet!