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Welcome Mr. Keating - Renwood Elementary's New Principal

keatingMr. Chris Keating is the new principal of Renwood Elementary School this school year! Get to know Mr. Keating!
Past Positions:
4th/5th/6th Grade Teacher - Pleasant Valley Elementary, Thoreau Park Elementary, Shiloh Middle (2001-2017)
Administrative Intern - Pleasant Valley Elementary and Thoreau Park Elementary (2017-2019)
Dean of Students - Thoreau Park Elementary (2019-2021)
Interim Assistant Principal - Parma Park Elementary and Renwood Elementary (2021-2022)
Cleveland State - Bachelor's Elementary Ed.
Baldwin Wallace - Masters Educational Administration
Why did you want this new position?
I wanted this position to continue to learn and grow as an administrator. I hope to focus on both the instructional needs of the students and staff as well as the social-emotional needs of the students.
What are you most looking forward to this school year?
I am looking forward to working with the students and staff at Renwood Elementary and continuing to learn and grow from the Administrative Team of Parma Schools.
One of my goals for the year is to help the staff, students, and families celebrate Renwood's 70 years of education and to help prepare them for their new building assignments for the 2023-24 school year.
Additionally, I will continue to stress the importance of teachers using authentic literacy strategies in their daily lessons to increase our students' reading and writing achievement. And to provide instruction and support for the whole child through Renwood's Tier 1 and Tier 2 positive behavior interventions and support programs.
What is one thing you want people to know about you?
One thing people should know about me is that every decision I make will always be student-centered and in the best interest of kids.