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Principal's Corner

Meet Principal John Monteleone

John Monteleone is a lifelong resident of Lorain. He earned a Bachelor’s in Arts and Science with a concentration in education from John Carroll University. He continued his education at Bowling Green State University where he earned a Master’s of Education in Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. He obtained a Superintendent’s Licensure through Cleveland State University.


Mr. Monteleone is an alumni fellow of UnidosUS formerly, NCLR’s (National Council of La Raza) National Institute for Latino School Leaders. NILSL is a program designed to bridge the divide between practice and policy by providing school leaders the tools they need to advocate for policies and reform efforts that render increased educational outcomes for Latino and English learner (EL) students. It is the only institute that trains school administrators to advocate for national- and state-level policies that strengthen the education of Latino students and ELLs while educating decision-makers. Recently, he joined the board for the Lorain County Urban League to assist with empowering communities and changing lives.


Mr. Monteleone has served as an educational leader since 2003 in Lorain City Schools, Oberlin City Schools and Breakthrough Public Schools before taking on the role of principal of Garfield Elementary.


Mr. Monteleone believes a culture exists in Lorain City Schools where everyone is a champion for equitable, high-performing schools, and enthusiastically shares that perspective with fellow administrators, families, and the broader community.

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