Welcome Ms. Leah Walden - Ridge-Book Elementary's New Principal
Ms. Leah Walden is the new principal of Ridge-Brook Elementary School! Get to know Ms. Walden!
Past positions held in PCSD and other districts: Dean of Students, Ridge-Brook Elementary School, Principal of Parma Community Schools (K-12, all buildings); Assistant Principal Pearl Road Elementary; Middle School social studies teacher in Cleveland
Education: Anderson University- Bachelors; University of Dayton- Masters; Currently working on my superintendent licensure at Youngstown State University; Currently working on my PhD in Leadership Studies specializing in Education at the University of the Cumberlands.
Why did you want this new position? Education is a calling and I am called to the education field. I love what I do and I wanted to be part of the city school district in the community I live in. I am able to do what I love while serving in the community I live in.
What are you most looking forward to this school year? Building relationships with the staff, students and families.
Goals: This year, we will implement universal writing procedures using our board-approved curriculum. By the end of the year, we hope that 100% of our students will show growth with targeted writing skills when assessed on published writing pieces utilizing universal rubrics.
What is one thing you want people to know about you? I feel very strongly about community engagement and giving back to your community through positive relationships. As a teacher and leader, this is something that I hope to instill in our students: the power of your role as a citizen within a community.