Degrees and Certifications:

Founding Principal - Ms. Star


My name is Alyssa Starinsky, but to our school, I am Ms. Star! I am the Founding Principal of Rhodes College and Career Academy. 

RCCA opened the 2017-2018 school year as part of the Cleveland Plan’s small school initiative. Back then we only had 9th grade, 10 teachers, and one hallway – a year I affectionately refer to as summer camp 🙂 We have grown a lot since then, adding a grade level every year, and are now a 9-12 campus! We have an incredible student body, who have helped us shape our school, and continue to push our thinking around how to best serve them. We also have a phenomenal teaching staff, who are invested in our students and school – each serving as an architect to help us build the best school possible! Our Core Values are the core of what we do and are representative of our staff – please review them prior to your interview. 

  • Core Values