Principal's Message

August 4, 2015

Dear Streetsboro Families,

            It is an exciting time to be a student in Streetsboro! Almost two years ago, Streetsboro voters decided to make a substantial investment in the children of this community.  At the time, I felt honored to be a part of the administrative team that would be charged with overseeing this great endeavor; knowing that the citizens of Streetsboro were capable of demonstrating that level of trust was very humbling.

            A little over one year ago, Mr. Daulbaugh and the Board of Education asked me to be the new Principal at Streetsboro High School.  The positive reception that I have since received from the high school faculty & staff, as well as from community members – students, parents and residents – has been overwhelming. I feel honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to lead this high school, in this community, at this time.  After one year as Principal, I am enthusiastic and confident.

            The faculty and staff at SHS endeavor to provide the best possible educational experience for the children of Streetsboro. We will work tirelessly to prepare our students for the modern workplace, assist them in gaining entrance to the most competitive colleges and help them develop the type of character that will allow them to lead happy, fulfilling lives after graduation.

           We have four additions this year to the SHS staff: Mrs. Zina Paugh will be our new Office Aide, as Mrs. Holly Kocis moves to the role of Attendance Officer to replace the retired Mrs. Pam Rumsey.  Mrs. Paugh comes to us from Campus Elementary.  A resident of Streetsboro, she has had two children graduate from SHS.  Needless to say, she will be a familiar face to most of you.  Another Streetsboro resident, Mrs. Holly Ushiroda, has been hired to teach Spanish.  Mrs. Ushiroda comes to us from the Shaker Heights City School District and is excited to be teaching at SHS.  Miss Lauren Sturdivant was hired last spring to replace retiring vocal music director, Miss Susan Spurlock.  Miss Sturdivant brings a myriad of experience to our music program.  Finally, Mrs. Kelly Simmons returns to us after a three year hiatus in Columbus.  A former Assistant Director of Admissions at Kent State University, Mrs. Simmons has proven her excellence in academic and career counseling inside and outside of Streetsboro.  She served as Guidance Counselor here at SHS from 2009-2012.  Mrs. Simmons is excited to return to Streetsboro!

            Our current staff, these new additions and the construction that is underway at both the new high school site and Campus Elementary remind us what a great time it is to be a Rocket!       



James Hogue, Principal


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