Academic Services

Welcome!

The Academic Services Department develops and establishes the academic goals and policies of Elyria City Schools. Its mission is to support students, teachers, staff and community with expert content knowledge, high technology, modern curricular materials and instructional best practices.

Our team has extensive training and ensures Elyria’s teachers and principals have professional opportunities to further hone their teaching and leadership skills through Elyria University, an in-house training program for staff to take courses and earn college credit at no cost.

Our commitment to students is reflected through extensive course offerings and value-added services. It's our charge to instill a life-long love of learning in our students and a desire to be contributing members of the community.

Please feel free to contact our offices with any questions or concerns regarding curriculum and instruction.

Department Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum and instruction

  • Professional development of district initiatives

  • Intervention resources

  • Gifted and talented education

  • English learners

  • Instructional technology

  • Media services

  • Summer programming

  • Assessment and accountability

  • Grants

  • Entitlement programs (federal grants)

Natalie Matthews
Natalie Matthews
Director of Academic Services
p: 440.284.8280

Kathy Koepp
Kathy Koepp
Director of Professional Development
p: 440.284.8222

Ramona Mendak
Ramona Mendak
Assistant Director
p: 440.284.8249

Adrienne Kelley
Adrienne Kelley
Administrative Assistant
p: 440.284.8271

Erikka Strozewski
Erikka Strozewski
Administrative Assistant
p: 440.284.8282

Amy Keir
Amy Keir
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
p: 440.284.8081

Cindy Tschudy
Cindy Tschudy
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
p: 440.284.8266

Lisa Plas
Lisa Plas
Implementation Specialist
p: 440.284.3583

Barbara Pesch
Barbara Pesch
EMIS Coordinator
p: 440.284.3048

Megan Kinney
Megan Kinney
Gifted Services Coordinator
p: 440.284.5236