The Board of Education at its July 17 meeting approved Garfield Middle School science teacher Robin Beavers as the next Assistant Principal for Harding Middle School. Beavers will replace Shane Sullivan, who has accepted a position in another school district.
Beavers has been with the District for four years, all at Garfield Middle School teaching science. She intends to study the District’s Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system and its effects on our students as part of her Ph.D. dissertation she is pursuing at Cleveland State. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Miami University and her master’s in educational administration from Cleveland State.
Beavers, a Lakewood resident, has grown her leadership skills through her roles as summer school administrator and also as an alternative-to-suspension director.
“I am looking forward joining the staff at Harding Middle School,” said Beavers. “Lakewood is a phenomenal district and I am excited to continue building relationships and working with teachers, students and the community throughout the upcoming school year.”
Also at the July 17 meeting, Assistant Director of Operations Chris Donahoe was approved as the next Director of Operations, replacing Jim Reitenbach, who is retiring. Donahoe and Beavers both begin their new positions on Aug. 1, 2017.