Jane Simeri named interim principal of Cleveland Heights High Schoolís Mosaic School of Fine and Performing Arts
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District announced Oct. 2 that Jane Simeri will serve as interim principal for the Mosaic School of Fine and Performing Arts at Heights High beginning in December. She will replace current principal Joseph Nohra, who accepted a position as Superintendent of Struthers City School District in Struthers, Ohio.
The Mosaic School supports students interested in fine and performing arts and creative technologies. Under Nohra’s leadership, Mosaic has added computer gaming, technical theater, theatre studies, and advanced audio and video engineering to its course offerings.
“This has been an unbelievable place to work. CH-UH targets initiatives that consistently raise student achievement. I’m truly grateful to have served this district,” stated Nohra.
“Ms. Simeri has spent nearly 20 years as a teacher at our high school and two years coordinating our gifted program for students interested in the arts,” Superintendent Doug Heuer said. “Her decades of experience in the classroom as a teacher and her passion for education and the arts will serve our students well.”
Simeri began work with the CH-UH district in 1991, teaching Advanced Placement (AP) classes, business, English, and government.
She holds numerous degrees and certificates, including a Bachelors of Arts in English with a minor in political science from John Carroll University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cleveland Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University, a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University and a Master of Educational Administration from Ashland University. Simeri is a licensed administrative principal for grades 7–12.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.