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Welcome Mrs. Maria Gingo - PSH New Assistant Principal

GingoMrs. Maria Gingo is the new assistant principal of Parma Senior High School! Get to know Mrs. Gingo!

Past positions held in PCSD and other districts: 
I began my career in education and in PCSD as the OGT tutor at Normandy in the fall of 2011. I taught English at Valley Forge from 2012-2018, then taught English for one year at Normandy from 2018-2019. In 2019 I was hired as the Dean of Students at Parma Senior High School and have held that position until this year. 

I attended Baldwin-Wallace University earning a Bachelors of Arts in English. I also received my teaching license through Baldwin-Wallace University. I received my Master's in Education for Educational Administration from Cleveland State University in 2018. 

How does it feel to be in this new position?
It feels great to have more responsibility and to get to work with students and teachers in a much more collaborative way than in the past. Obviously, this year will be a challenging year, but I wanted to stay at Parma Senior until the end to support students and staff with consistency in administration. I know that is something that they have not had in the past and it is very important to the overall functioning of a school because you know the school so much better after having been around for a few years. I also understand where the district has been and am excited for where it is going. As most PCSD staff will say, they have been around for a lot of change, and I can't wait to see a new high school built at W. 54th and Longwood! 

Why did you want this new position?
I love being an assistant principal. It is a stressful job, but I enjoy serving the community and helping see students get the supports that they need that then helps them be successful in school. I enjoy the collaboration that comes with being an assistant principal; when everyone is working together toward the same cause, it is magical! 

What are you most looking forward to this school year?
I am looking forward to celebrating the students and staff that have made Parma Senior such a great place to work! 

I would like to continue to refine our PBIS process from the bottom to the top levels to provide effective interventions for students that match their individual needs. In the long-term, I want to be able to provide as much information as possible to Valley Forge and Normandy about our students so they can be successful as our schools consolidate next year. We want to advocate for all of our students, but especially those that we've worked with for years, to make sure they get the supports that they need as they venture to new buildings next year. 

What do you want people to know about you?
I am married to my husband Frank Menoni and we have one sweet and loving boy, Elliot!