Northeast Region

WELCOME to the Making Schools Work (MSW) NE Ohio Region web page.

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Congratulations to two 2023 National Pacesetter Sites from NE Ohio!

  • McKinley STEM Academy
  • Warrensville Heights Elementary

These two sites were named 2023 National Pacesetter Sites by the Southern Regional Education Board in Atlanta and are among the schools nationwide that will receive this honor at the Making Schools Work Conference in July 2023 in Orlando, Florida.  These are the only two elementary schools to receive this award nationwide!

2022 HSTW/MMGW Leadership Awards – You’ve Achieved Something Great!
  • District Leadership Award:
    Ruth Ray, Warrensville Heights City Schools
  • CTE Leadership Award:
    John Zehentbauer, Mahoning County Career Technical Center
  • High School Leadership Award (9-12):
    Henrietta Williams East High School, Youngstown
  • Middle School Leadership Award (6-8):
    Kathy Thayer, Mount Vernon Middle School
2022 Burkholder Scholarship Leadership Award
  • John Zehentbauer, Mahoning County Career Technical Center
  • Kathy Thayer, Mount Vernon Middle School

About Ohio Making Schools Work NE Region

The NE Ohio Region is one of four regional offices serving 61 sites as part of Ohio’s 287 High Schools That Work (HSTW) and Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) sites.  For 21 years, the regional offices have received HSTW/MMGW state grant funding from the Ohio Department of Education. Ohio HSTW/MMGW is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board located in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2022, we are changing the name to Making Schools Work to better reflect our K-12 school improvement model.

FY23 Regional Professional Development Services & Support

Making Schools Work Regional Professional Development

Meet Our Team:

For more information on Making Schools Work in the NE region:

115 Mountview Court
Mount Sterling, OH 43143
PH: 740-869-2650

Our Schools:

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