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 past school year marked my second 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, and I live in Amherst and are awaiting the arrival of our daughter this fall! We enjoy spending time with family and being a part of the Amherst community!




Assistant Principal's Message - Denise Abbott

After spending 12 years working in the Learning Resource Center of Lorain County Community College, I began my teaching career as an Intervention Specialist. Most of my 10 years in the classroom have focused on math at the middle school level with the Elyria City School District. I have been part of Building Leadership teams, serving as Special Education Department Chair for the last six years, and was a member of the District Leadership Team in Elyria before coming to Amherst.

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University. I hold Masters degrees in Special Education and Educational Leadership/Administration from Ashland University.