Associate Principal's Message

It is my privilege to serve as your Associate Principal at Marion L. Steele High School. In this position, my focus will be to provide all students with a challenging positive learning experience, provide a foundation towards learning excellence, and work with our school community.

My education background includes, graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Vocational Home Economics with a concentration on textiles/design. I was trained as a computer pattern draftsman for three years and employed in the textile industry. In addition, I attended Cleveland State University, earning my Masters Degree in School Counseling (K-12) and a Masters Degree in School Administration (7 – 12).

I began teaching at Rocky River Junior High School and Fairview Park Middle School. In addition, I was a work-study coordinator at Lakewood High School and a career education counselor for the West Shore Career-Technical District, which services Bay Village, Lakewood, Rocky River, and Westlake Schools. I feel fortunate to be the Associate Principal at Marion L. Steele for the last 8 years.

As we prepare for a new school year, please keep in mind a few reminders about being successful at Marion L. Steele High School. Throughout your school career:

  • Be on time everyday - this assures that you are receiving the full benefit of your teacher’s instruction,
  • Make sure you understand the student code of conduct that is outlined in your student planner,
  • And most importantly, always remember the traits of respect, responsibility, and effort in your daily routine.

Assistant Principal's Message

It is my privilege to serve Amherst Schools as I begin my thirty-seventh year in the field of education. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bowling Green State University, my Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Toledo, and completed my Administrative Licensure requirements through Ashland University.

I believe that a classroom environment that is well planned and organized is critical for learning to occur. Students that are interested and engaged in meaningful learning experiences are less likely to undermine the educational process in the classroom.

When inappropriate behavior occurs, disciplinary measures should be applied within a framework that shifts the focus from one that is solely punitive to one that is both corrective and supportive. Intervention strategies should provide students with appropriate supports that address inappropriate behavior and that would result in an improved school climate. Progressive discipline used at Marion Steele High School is based on the belief that an individual does not have the right to infringe upon the rights of others.

Parents and students must be aware of school board policy and procedures concerning acceptable and unacceptable behavior in our schools, on our buses, and on school property. All individuals associated with education of children at Marion L. Steele have the responsibility of creating a positive environment conducive to learning.