New superintendent to meet community this month
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 is supervisor of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.