Assistant Principal's Message - Ashley Harigan

It is my privilege to serve as the 11th and 12th grade Assistant Principal at Marion L. Steele High School.   I grew up in the Black River Schools and attended Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio where I earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Middle Childhood Education. I earned a Masters of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Regent University in Virginia and I hold administrative licenses for an Elementary Principal, Middle School Principal, and High School Principal.  

This school year marks my second with Amherst Exempted Village Schools.  I look forward to working with all stakeholders as our students prepare for success beyond Marion L. Steele.  My expectation is that every student at Steele feels valued and takes pride in their contribution and accomplishments to our community.  I truly feel honored to work alongside outstanding educators who are here for every student, every day.  

My husband, Brad, and our children, Jase (Kindergarten) and Alyssa (Preschool) live in Amherst and enjoy being apart of the Amherst community.  Go Comets!


Assistant Principal's Message - Nikki Campbell

It is my privilege to serve the Amherst community as the 9th and 10th grade assistant principal at Marion L. Steele High School! I grew up in the East Muskingum Local Schools in southern Ohio and attended Kent State University where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Education in 2003. I earned a Master’s degree in Education from Baldwin Wallace College in 2008, and a second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership through Concordia University-Chicago in 2019. I hold teaching licenses as an Intervention Specialist (both mild/moderate and moderate/intensive) and administrative licenses for the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

In addition to my teaching experience, I have served as a RESA Mentor and sat on various state-level committees for the Ohio Department of Education. In 2016, I was awarded Educator of the Year for the Keystone Local Schools and in 2019, I was nominated as a candidate for Ohio Teacher of the Year.

As an administrator, it is my job to ensure that every student who walks through the doors at Steele receives a quality education in a safe environment. Please be sure to review the student handbook on our website to become familiar with the student code of conduct.