Crystal Maclin to lead Legacy New Tech as principal
Legacy New Tech principal Crystal Maclin.
photo courtesy of CH-UH City School District
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has selected Crystal Maclin to head Legacy New Tech at Heights High as principal this year. Legacy New Tech focuses on project-based learning, using technology, and fostering a culture of trust, respect, and responsibility among students. The need for a new principal at Heights opened up when Nick Petty accepted a principal position at Ginn Academy, an all-boys school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Petty was principal of the Renaissance small school. James Reed, who founded Renaissance, is moving back into that position, where he is most comfortable.
“Ms. Maclin is a long-time member of our Cleveland Heights-University Heights family, and we’re thrilled she will return to the district to lead Legacy New Tech,” Superintendent Doug Heuer said. “She knows the community, and she knows our students. I’m confident she will contribute in big, meaningful ways here, and I look forward to all she will accomplish in her new role.”
Maclin began work with the CH-UH district in 1996 teaching pre-algebra, algebra and geometry at Monticello Middle School, Heights High School, PRIDE School, the Transition Program, and Legacy New Tech. Since then, she also served within the district as a teacher leader, summer school principal, program coordinator for the MASTERS afterschool program, and as a program specialist for student support. For the past two years, Maclin was principal of Collinwood High School in the Cleveland Municipal School District.
Maclin earned both her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University. She earned her administrative degree in secondary administration from the University of Dayton in 2007.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.