• CMSD Senior Leadership

  • Eric S. Gordon
    Chief Executive Officer

    Board of Education

    • Anne E. Bingham, Board Chair
    • Robert M. Heard Sr., Board Vice Chair
    • Louise P. Dempsey, Esq.
    • Sara Elaqad, J.D.
    • Denise W. Link
    • Nigamanth Sridhar, Ph.D.
    • Lisa Thomas, Ph.D.
    • Kathleen C. Valdez, Esq.

    Ex Officio Members

    • Dr. Alex Johnson
    • Harlan M. Sands, JD., MBA
  • Academics

    Chief of SchoolsLisa Farmer-Cole
    Chief Academic OfficerValentina Moxon
    Deputy Chief, Academic Resources - Diana Ehlert
    Interim Deputy Chief, Organizational Accountability - Chris Broughton
    Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction (PK-5) and Director of Early Childhood Education - Nicole Vitale
    Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction (6-12) and Director of Core Curriculum - Elizabeth Nelson Creel
    Executive Director, Assessments Testing and Logistics - LaTisha Grimes 
    Executive Director, HumanwareBill Stencil
    Executive Director, Intervention Services - Jessica Baldwin
    Executive Director, Multilingual Multicultural Education & World Languages - Jose Gonzalez
    Director, Career and College Readiness and Interim Director of Career Technical Education - Anthony Battaglia
    Director, Interscholastic Athletics, Health, Physical Education & Student Activities - Desiree Powell
    Director, Strategic Design and Budgets - Megan Traum 
    Network Support Leaders (see bottom for schools)


    Chief Engagement Officer - Trent Mosley


    Director, Attendance - Lorri Hobson


    Deputy Chief Communications Officer - Dr. Roseann Canfora
    Director, CMSD News Bureau - Thomas Ott
    Director, Marketing & Advertising - Bernadette Repko

    Customer Eperience

    Director, Customer Experience - Shirrell Greene

    Family and Community Engagement

    Executive Director, FACE - Tracy Hill
    Director, Community Engagement - Lisa Naylor

    School Choice & Enrollment

    Executive Director, School Choice & Enrollment - Rick McIntosh

    Financial and Administration

    Chief Financial Officer - Derek Richey
    Deputy Chief Financial Officer - TBD
    Executive Director, Accounting, Treasury and Reporting - Michael Bowen
    Executive Director, Budgets & Grants - TBD
    Executive Director, Internal Audit - Larry Johnston
    Executive Director, Payroll - Mychael Henderson
    Executive Director, Procure to Pay - M. Angie Foraker
    Executive Director, Strategic Planning, Financial Services and Grants - Angele Latham

    Human Resources

    Chief Talent Officer - Lori Ward
    Executive Director, Staffing - Laura Mulvaney
    Executive Director, Talent Operations - Stephen Christian
    Director, Aspiring Principals - Heather Grant
    Director, Employee Services - Maria Monroig 
    Director, HR Information Systems - Gary Nagorney 
    Director, Employee Relations - TBD
    Director, Professional DevelopmentDr. Jacquinette Brown

    Information Technology

    Chief Information Officer - Curtis Timmons
    Executive Director, Cyber Security and IT Risk Management - Allison Walker
    Executive Director, Learning Technology and Training Service - Shawn Braxton
    Executive Director, Service Delivery and Management - Alexander Clark
    Executive Director, Software and Data Solutions - TBD
    Director, Business Software and Support - LaQuine Sims
    Director, Strategic Planning and Business Management - Melissa Hirsch
    Director, School Software and Support - Blessing Nwaozuzu

    Legal Counsel

    Executive Director of Legal Services - Victoria Brian 
    Board Attorney and Liaison - Kevin Burtzlaff 

    Portfolio Schools and Programs

    Executive Director, New School Development - Joe Micheller
    Executive Director, Policy and Planning - Melissa Skelly
    Executive Director, School Performance - Nicholas D'Amico


    Chief Operating Officer - Patrick Zohn
    Chief, Safety and Security - Dennis Hill
    Deputy Chief, Business Operations - TBD
    Deputy Chief, Capital Programs - Gary Sautter
    Deputy Chief, Safety and Security - Lamont Dodson
    Executive Director of Food and Nutrition - Chris Burkhardt
    Director, Transportation - Eric Taylor 


     Network Leaders

    Academic Superintendents


    Andrew J. Rickoff
    Benjamin Franklin
    Clara E. Westropp
    Dike School of Arts
    Hannah Gibbons
    Mary B. Martin
    Miles Park
    Nathan Hale
    Newton D. Baker School of Arts
    Paul Dunbar
    Wilbur Wright
    William Cullen Bryant

    Sonja Clark

    Buhrer Dual Language
    Campus International (K8)
    Charles Dickens
    Douglas MacArthur GLA
    East Clark
    Joseph M. Gallagher
    Kenneth W. Clement BLA

    Louisa M. Alcott
    Tremont Montessori
    Valley View BLA
    Warner GLA


    Adlai E. Stevenson
    Artemus Ward
    Charles A. Mooney
    Daniel E. Morgan
    Euclid Park
    George W. Carver
    Harvey Rice
    Louis Agassiz
    Marion C. Seltzer
    Mary M. Bethune
    Patrick Henry
    Robinson G. Jones
    Wade Park


    Alfred A. Benesch
    Albert B. Hart
    Anton Grdina
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Luis Muñoz Marin
    Oliver H. Perry
    Robert H. Jamison
    Whitney M. Young (K8)
    William Rainey Harper


    Design Lab Early College
    Downtown Education Center
    East Tech
    Facing History New Tech
    Garrett Morgan School of Engineering & Innovation
    Garrett Morgan School of Leadership & Innovation
    Ginn Academy

    International Newcomers Academy
    John F. Kennedy
    John Marshall School of Civic & Business Leadership
    John Marshall School of Engineering
    John Marshall School of Information Technology
    Max S. Hayes
    New Tech West
    The School of One (9 locations)


    Bard HS Early College West
    Cleveland Early College HS
    Campus International HS
    Cleveland HS for Digital Arts
    Cleveland School of Architecture & Design
    Cleveland School of Science & Medicine
    Cleveland School of the Arts
    Davis Aerospace & Maritime HS
    High Tech Academy
    John Adams College & Career Academy
    Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
    Lincoln-West School of Science & Health
    MC²STEM (3 locations)
    Rhodes College & Career Academy
    Rhodes School of Environmental Studies