CH-UH welcomes new principals Michele Evans and Andrett Calloway
Andrett Calloway, Fairfax Elementary principal. [photo courtesy CH-UH City School District]
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has hired two new elementary school principals. Michele Evans will lead Gearity Professional Development School, and Andrett Calloway will lead Fairfax Elementary School. Both will begin their new positions on Aug. 6.
The CH-UH school district encourages parents and members of the community to meet Calloway and Evans at a Meet the Principals night, to be held sometime in August, on a date to be announced.
“We are thrilled Andrett and Michele will lead Fairfax and Gearity,” said Superintendent Doug Heuer. “They are true professionals and each brings a wealth of knowledge, education and experience to their respective positions. We’re confident they will continue to ensure that our schools remain places where all students have opportunities to learn skills for the 21st century.”
Evans and Calloway both completed intensive interviews with the Educational Services Department; the district leadership team; parents, teachers and members of the community.
Prior to accepting her position as Fairfax Elementary School principal, Calloway served as Heights High’s program specialist and night school principal. She also worked as a kindergarten through eighth grade assistant principal in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for four years. Calloway began her career as a sixth grade math and language arts teacher at CH-UH. She holds a master’s degree and administration license from John Carroll University, and an education specialist degree from Cleveland State University. Calloway is pursuing her doctorate of education in instructional leadership with an emphasis in organizational leadership.
Evans comes to CH-UH from Malone University, where she serves as an adjunct professor, teaching school finance and research courses in the university’s principals’ licensure program. Prior to her work at Malone University, Evans led Canton City Schools as superintendent. She also was director of testing, evaluation and research within that district. Evans served in the Ohio Department of Education and as Hilliard City Schools elementary principal in Hilliard, Ohio, and kindergarten through eighth grade principal at Columbus Public Schools in Columbus, Ohio. Evans has a doctorate in educational policy and leadership from The Ohio State University.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.