Lakewood High School Principal Keith Ahearn has been named the Assistant Superintendent of North Ridgeville City Schools. He will leave his position with the District on July 31 after serving Lakewood City Schools for nine years.
Ahearn begins his new position in North Ridgeville on August 1. The North Ridgeville Board of Education unanimously approved his appointment at a special meeting on June 6.
“It has been an honor to work in Lakewood City Schools for the past nine years,” Ahearn said. “I have had the privilege of leading exceptional groups of committed professionals at both Harding Middle School and Lakewood High School. I am proud of the good work we have done together and the transitions we have gone through that led to state-of-the-art facilities at LHS. I have watched many outstanding young people grow up before my eyes and accomplish amazing things over these past nine years. I have appreciated the trust that parents and community members have put in us to grow and nurture their children. “
“I am excited to accept a new leadership opportunity as the Assistant Superintendent at North Ridgeville City Schools, but I recognize that any future successes I may have will be deeply rooted in the principles of accountability, celebration of diversity, and culture of collaborative problem solving that exists in this community and is mirrored in our school culture. Thank you to the Lakewood Board of Education for the opportunity to serve and for the support the Lakewood community has shown me personally and professionally during my tenure here.”
Ahearn joined the District in 2009 as principal at Harding Middle School and remained there until 2013 when he became Lakewood High School’s principal. Most recently, Mr. Ahearn helped students and staff navigate through the construction process resulting in the Academic Wing and the Performing Arts & Physical Education Wing.
“Although Mr. Ahearn’s departure will be a significant loss of leadership for Lakewood High School, I am excited about his future endeavor,” said Superintendent Jeff Patterson. “The Lakewood City School District is better today for his intellectual and personable approach as a principal. He will be missed.”