Fairfax Principal To Move To Educational Services Department

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is looking for a new principal for the elementary school for the 2012-2013 school year.

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City announced today that Principal Michael Wasser was moving to an administration position in the district's educational services department.

“By working in our educational services department, Mr. Wasser can contribute to our students’ educations in bigger ways,” said Superintendent Doug Heuer in the press release. “His experience working with McDonald School District’s continuous improvement plan and with federal government programs will serve our students well.”

Wasser was formerly a superintendent in the McDonald district, according to the press release.

The district is looking to fill the principal spot at Fairfax and also for the 2012-2013 school year. Former Principal Sherry Miller she had last week.

Fairfax and Gearity are two of three elementary schools and be repurposed as part of the district's proposed facilities master plan.

The press release indicated that the district has posted two surveys, one for Gearity and one for Fairfax, so that staff, parents, students and community members can share their input on their ideal principal as the district conducts its search.

“It’s essential we find the best candidate,” Heuer said. “The search has already begun, but we will take our time and consider staff, parents, students, and the community’s feelings.”

Those interested can find the Fairfax survey here, and can access the Gearity survey here.

A job description for the principal roles and more information about applying can also be found on the district's website.

Cleveland Heights Patch will update this article once more information is provided.

SPH July 03, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I just don't understand why this is necessary. Mr. Wasser is a fabulous principal and is making great strides at the school. He should be allowed to stay and finish what he started. And while we are at it WHY oh WHY wasn't the Fairfax family/population told of this prior to this announcement. Wouldn't you think there should have been a survey prior to see if there was a need to get a new principal? I understand that the district is making the assumption that this facilities plan of theirs is going to succeed and that Fairfax will close (even though I don't feel it is needed), but still that is no reason to pull a great person out of a job that they are doing very well. It is so nice to see that the district is doing what it does best... making decisions without doing ALL the proper research.
ACM July 04, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Interesting that now, after I mentioned taking a vote from the parent's and community, they are just NOW doing it! It is a shame Mr. Wasser was not given the opportunity to have the community stand behind him, the way a new principal is being given! As a parent of the CHUH school district, the trust in your abilities to run the district has been questionable to me over the last 2 years. This is now the straw that may just break A LOT of backs! Mr. Wasser has been doing a remarkable job with Fairfax. It is a shame the BOE is not allowing him to continue to work his magic...it takes more than 2 years to fix problems that took dozens of years to form! Wake up and realize giving more time is what is needed! Our children are in need of a strong, no nonsense principal, who adores them. If the parent's don't care for having to make consessions for the safety and betterment of our children, they need an education...not to be rewarded by the removal of an amazing pricipal. I have been so proud to call myself a Cleveland Heights resident, from childhood to parenthood, until now.
Mark Mendes July 04, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Mr. Wasser was a breath of fresh air at Fairfax last year and he should not be forced to leave for a sham desk job. This needless change hurts the students and teachers at Fairfax and should be changed.


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