District Hires Two New Admins
The Lakewood Board of Education at its May 19 meeting approved the hiring of two new administrators, who will both begin their positions on Aug. 1, 2017. Swanton (Ohio) Local School District Superintendent Jeffrey Schlade has been named the new Director of Human Resources and Oberlin City Schools Director of Pupil Services Elizabeth Rogel has been named a Coordinator of Student Services.
Schlade will replace Deb Cahoon, who is retiring. Rogel will take the position held by Elizabeth Kimmel, who has accepted a position with another school district to lead its Student Services department.
Schlade comes to Lakewood with extensive and varied experience as a school administrator. Prior to leading the 1,300-student Swanton district for the past five years, he spent 15 years in the Napoleon Area City School District, where he was Assistant Principal then Principal at Napoleon High School. He began his educational career as a teacher of marketing education in the Massillon City School District.
Schlade was one of 28 superintendents selected to participate in the Buckeye Associations of School Administrators’ Ohio School Leadership Institute in the 2014-2015 school year. Schlade earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing Education from Bowling Green State University and his master’s in Educational Administration from Ashland University.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of picking up where Dr. Cahoon leaves off; continuing to recruit and attract world-class talent to Lakewood's world-class school district,” Schlade said. “It is our employee groups, our people, that make everything we do possible."
Rogel brings a wealth of special education experience to her new coordinator role. For the past decade she has directed Oberlin’s special education programs and also served as the district’s Facility Civic Engagement Coordinator, Transition Coordinator and District Wellness Champion.
Before going to Oberlin, Rogel was a Special Education Supervisor for Strongsville City Schools, overseeing grades 6-12. She has also worked as a special education teacher for Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Heights/University Heights School District and the Positive Education Program. Rogel earned her bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University and her master’s in Special Education from Kent State University.
“I am thrilled to be joining an excellent team of educators in Lakewood Schools. I look forward to getting to know the students, families, and staff in the upcoming year,” Rogel said.