The Superintendent of Schools is employed by the Board of Education to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the Lakewood City School District. As such, the Superintendent is responsible for the operations of all schools and departments, with the exception of the Treasurer’s Office, within the school district. The Superintendent’s Office also includes the Communications & Public Relations Department of the school district.
Mrs. Niedzwiecki's Bio
Superintendent Maggie Niedzwiecki has over 29 years of experience in education. She was named superintendent in July 2021 after serving as Lakewood’s assistant superintendent for three years. Mrs. Niedzwiecki earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and administrative licensure from John Carroll University, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University and her superintendent licensure from Kent State University.
Superintendent Niedzwiecki has led the District through Strategic Planning and development of the District’s Vision of a Lakewood Graduate and Educator. Superintendent Niedzwiecki also helped expand STEM opportunities in the District through the use of Makerspace classrooms and Project Lead the Way. Additionally, she headed the District’s Continuous Improvement Committee.
In addition to her work with the District, Superintendent Niedzwiecki is also a board member of LakewoodAlive and a member of the Rocky River/Lakewood Rotary Club. Her educational affiliations include Buckeye Association of School Administrators, AASA, The National Schools Superintendent Association, Battelle for Kids SOAR Project, and EdLeader 21. Furthermore, she participates in multiple superintendent professional learning communities throughout the county and state.
Prior to joining Lakewood Schools, Superintendent Niedzwiecki served in many roles, including director of curriculum and instruction, Ohio’s director of Race to the Top with the Ohio Department of Education, and an elementary school principal. She spent the first 11 years of her career as an elementary teacher. Superintendent Niedzwiecki and her husband, Scott, are the proud parents of three sons and a daughter.