John Carroll University recognizes CH-UH’s Joe Micheller as a 'distinguished educator'
Dr. Joseph Micheller received the 2012 "Distinguished Educator" award from John Carroll University.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District announced at its June 5 board meeting that Dr. Joe Micheller, director of special programs and compliance for the district, received the Distinguished Educator Award from John Carroll University (JCU).
JCU gave this prestigious award to Micheller for exemplifying the Jesuit Ideal of an Educator: providing educational leadership for a more just society in schools and community agencies.
“Joe is a visionary,” said Doug Heuer, superintendent. “He is a dedicated professional and a master of his craft. He understands what it takes for both teachers and students to be successful and prepared for the future. We are so proud to have him as part of our team and we congratulate him on this very well-deserved award.”
Before serving as the director of special programs and compliance for the CH-UH district, Micheller served as superintendent of the Cuyahoga Falls City School District, assistant superintendent of Brunswick City Schools, and, for 11 years, as a middle school social studies teacher in the East Cleveland City Schools.
“Joe Micheller sees the big picture in education long before the rest of us,” said Mark Storz, associate dean of graduate studies at JCU. “Throughout his career he has been a pacesetter, a trailblazer, a risk taker and forward thinker. We commend him for his work in the classroom and in the community. He is a special person who has touched many lives.”
Angee Shaker is director of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.