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Article: BACK TO SCHOOL 22/23: MELISSA CHEERS NAMED PRINCIPAL OF LORAIN HIGH

BACK TO SCHOOL 22/23: MELISSA CHEERS NAMED PRINCIPAL OF LORAIN HIGH


MRS. CHEERS

The Lorain City School District is pleased to announce that Melissa Cheers has been selected as the new principal of Lorain High School.


Mrs. Cheers has dedicated more than 20 years of her career to education and instructional leadership, serving most recently as principal of the Success Academy at Lorain High. While there, she helped raise the graduation rate, served on several committees advancing the "We Believe" strategic plan, facilitated staff professional development, implemented Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and developed new community partnerships to benefit students and families.

“We’re thrilled that Melissa will be continuing her leadership in Lorain through this role,” shared superintendent Jeff Graham. “She has that rare combination of expertise and heart that makes her a natural leader, inspiring a wake of new leaders in her path. As a Lorainite, she knows our students, knows our families, and has the street cred to continue to develop partnerships to help our students succeed. We’re blessed to have her here, and excited she’s accepted this new role.”

Mrs. Cheers earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University, a Bachelor of Psychology degree with a minor in Pan-African Studies from Kent State University and her teaching license through Ashland University. Her administrative experience includes Lorain High, Southview Middle and the Ohio Central School System, with teaching experience at Clearview High School, Ohio Business College, and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

“I’m excited to lead Lorain High as we push beyond the challenges of the pandemic and embrace our dedication to providing optimal learning opportunities for all of our students,” shared Cheers. “We have the right team in place to transcend the perceived barriers to providing our students with a quality education, and an amazing group of kids to grow with in the years ahead.

“There’s a reason our students chose the larger-than-life ‘Titans’ as their mascot — they know their potential. They know they have what it takes to stand out for their greatness and achievement. Our job is to help them get there.”

Mrs. Cheers lives in Lorain with her husband and daughters and loves spending her time with them, traveling and reading. Cheers is also a wellness advocate, and enjoys sharing her love of healthy foods, mindfulness and working out with friends and family.

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