New Year, New Leadership

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Charlie Smialek

The Euclid City School District is proud to announce four new administrative hires for the 2015-2016 school year.

Dr. Charlie Smialek, the former Euclid High School principal, is moving to the Fordyce Administration Building to assume the role of Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Smialek is a Euclid High School alumnus and has been working in the district since 1999.  Charlie began his career as a middle school social studies teacher.  He has since worked as a middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, middle school principal and in 2009 became the Euclid High School principal. Dr. Smialek earned a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in secondary education from Kent State University and holds a doctorate in educational administration from Kent State University.

Dr. Smialek is excited to begin this new leadership role, “I have loved my time at Euclid High School and will always cherish the experiences I shared there with great students and teachers. I look forward to being able to work now with leaders from all of our buildings to ensure that we continue to foster a Culture of Achievement that our community deserves.”

Euclid High School will be under the leadership of Angela Terella.  Ms. Terella holds a bachelor’s of science in psychology from John Carroll University, a master’s degree in counseling from New York University, a teaching license from Ashland University, and both principal and superintendent’s licensure from Cleveland State University.  Angela spent eight years in the classroom at both the middle and high school levels. For the past four years, she has held several principal positions in the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District, most recently, as the principal of Brookside High School.  

Angela is looking forward to working with the staff and students, “I have heard amazing things about the staff and administration in Euclid.  I feel very lucky to become a part of the team.  The Euclid City Schools are moving in a forward direction, and I feel this is an integral time to come in and help with that change.”

The Arbor Elementary School Stars will be under the leadership of Euclid High School alumna, Kristen Schutte. Kristen has been working for the Euclid City Schools since 2007. She began her career as a substitute teacher, transitioned to a middle school teacher, then an elementary math coach, and most recently to a unit principal at Euclid High School. Ms. Schutte holds a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education from Cleveland State University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University and an educational administrative specialist license from Cleveland State University.

Ms. Schutte is very appreciative to have been chosen as the new principal at Arbor Elementary School, “I began my education in the Euclid Schools at Roosevelt Elementary School, the building that stood where Arbor is now. I am eager to get to know the staff and students of Arbor Elementary, and look forward to a successful school year.”

Lynette Stevens has accepted the position of principal at Bluestone Elementary School. Ms. Stevens comes to Euclid from the Lake County Educational Service Center where she held the position of gifted coordinator and special education supervisor. Prior to her appointment with the Lake County ESC, Lynette held principal positions with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Hope Academy East, and National Heritage Academy.

Lynette earned a bachelor’s of science in elementary education from Cleveland State University, a master’s degree in curriculum/instruction and gifted education, and administrative licensure from John Carroll University.  With 22 years of experience in education, Lynette is positioned for much success at Bluestone Elementary School.  She is excited to begin working with the students and families, “I believe in Euclid City Schools’ strategic vision for early intervention and college and career readiness. I believe that we will be able to do great things together."

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