Dr. Laura Hebert
Hello Ravenna Community,
Welcome to the 2022-23 school year! We look forward to welcoming our students back to a school year that is more than just “normal”, but one filled with engagement, excitement and opportunity!
Our leadership team has experienced some changes – from central office to building administration students and parents will notice new faces and feel the winds of change. Ravenna High School welcomes back Mr. Jon Lane as principal. Mr. Lane spent the past few years as the principal of Brown Middle School, so he has already built relationships with many of the students at the high school.
Additionally, Ms. Kristin Stambaugh joins the High School team of Mr. Lane and Mr. Duncan as the Dean of Students. This new role will help ensure that our students receive an outstanding comprehensive high school experience.
Brown Middle School welcomes three new administrators! Mrs. Catrina Burwell returns home to
Ravenna to assume the role of principal. Mr. Rick Sullivan is the new Assistant Principal and Mr. Tim Cole is joining the team as the Dean of Students. While new to Brown, this team is not new to education and I am confident that their talent and compassion will launch Brown Middle School into the next level of success.
Mr. Sean Daugherty takes the reins as principal of West Main Elementary. Mr. Daugherty brings an innovative mindset, Chuck Taylor sneakers for every occasion, and a desire to move the school to the next level – both academically and in terms of PBIS.
Preschool has also experienced some administrative changes. Mrs. Beth Coleman is replacing Mrs. Lori Slattery as the Director of Preschool, and will also work with our Special Education Director to ensure a fair and equitable education for all students – including those with exceptional needs.
Mr. Lee Smith, former principal of West Main, has taken on the responsibilities of Director of
Curriculum and Instruction. His desire for excellence and his expertise for using data intentionally will allow this district to identify areas of need, and implement strategies that are targeted and research-based.
These changes are important, but not nearly as important as the experiences that lie ahead for our students. From the Class of 2023 to the Class of 2035, there are opportunities for success in the classroom, on the field, in the community, and in the gym. We look forward to highlighting these successes throughout the year and beyond. We are Ravens, and as Ravens we work collaboratively to not only ensure our own personal and individual success, but to ensure the success of the entire Rave. Through leadership and love, this school year will result in big wins academically, athletically, and extracurricularly. I can’t wait to see what this year will bring!
Laura Hebert, Ed.D. Superintendent
#Lead With Love