Academic Services

Elyria City Schools believes….

  • Learners thrive when school is engaging and personally meaningful.
  • All Pioneers have a voice in decisions that affect them.
  • Excellence is achieved through a detailed vision, commitment, and moral leadership

The Academic Services Department is responsible for implementing, supporting and designing programming that serves and supports all students. We focus on providing learning environments and experiences that meet the needs of the whole child. We oversee the PreK-12 curriculum and ensure our instruction and resources are aligned with Ohio’s Learning standards.

Our team oversees the selection and implementation of curriculum resources and instructional strategies for all students to access and grow. We coordinate Federal Programs, including Title 1. The department is responsible for state testing, instructional technology, gifted services, ELL supports and facilitating all professional learning for our educators.

Our commitment to students is reflected through extensive course offerings and supports to instill the love of learning and desire to contribute as members of the community.

Academic Services Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum and Instructional Design
  • Professional Learning for Educators
  • Intervention Resources
  • Gifted Education
  • English Language Learners
  • Instructional Technology
  • Summer Learning and Programming
  • Assessment and Accountability
  • Federal Grants

Natalie Matthews
Natalie Matthews
Associate Superintendent
Email Natalie
p: 440.284.8280

Adrienne Kelley
Adrienne Kelley
Administrative Assistant
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p: 440.284.8271

Lisa Plas
Lisa Plas
Implementation Specialist
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p: 440.284.3583

Bianca Fries
Bianca Fries
Implementation Specialist
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 Andrea McKenzie
Andrea McKenzie
Implementation Specialist
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