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Welcome Ms. Leah Walden - Ridge-Book Elementary's New Principal

waldenMs. 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

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.

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.