New superintendent to meet community this month

Superintendent Elizabeth Kirby

On Aug. 1, Elizabeth Kirby takes on her new role as the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District superintendent.

All community residents and district families are invited to attend informal get-to-know-you gatherings with Kirby, beginning Aug. 5:

  • Monday, Aug. 5, 6–7:30 p.m. – A dinner chat with the superintendent at Whole Foods Market, 13998 Cedar Road.
  • Thursday, Aug. 8, 7:30–9 a.m. – A coffee chat at On the Rise Artisan Breads, 3471 Fairmount Blvd.
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, 3–4:30 p.m. – A playdate at Noble Elementary School, 1293 Ardoon Street.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 14, 3–4:30 p.m. – A playdate at Boulevard Elementary School, 1749 Lee Road.

Kirby, who comes to the Heights schools after 23 years as a teacher, principal and school administrator in Chicago, is a native Clevelander. CH-UH Board of Education members voted unanimously in March to name her the district’s new superintendent, from a field of four finalists.

She replaces former superintendent Talisa Dixon, who is now superintendent of Columbus Public Schools, and takes over from Brian Williams, a longtime district administrator who served as interim superintendent.

Cathan Cavanaugh

Cathan Cavanaugh is supervisor of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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Volume 12, Issue 8, Posted 11:38 AM, 07.30.2019