The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City announced at its June 5 meeting that John Carroll University recognized Joe Micheller’s work by giving him the Distinguished Educator Award.
Superintendent Doug Heuer called the director of special programs and compliance for the district a visionary.
“He is a dedicated professional and a master of his craft. He understands what it takes for both teachers and students to be successful and prepared for the future,” Heuer said in a press release. “We are so proud to have him as part of our team and we congratulate him on this very well-deserved award.”
Micheller, who has worked for the CH-UH district for 15 years, taught middle school social studies in the East Cleveland School District and served as superintendent in the Cuyahoga Falls School District before joining CH-UH, according to the announcement.
Mark Storz, associate dean of graduate studies at John Carroll University, had kind words for Micheller.
“Joe Micheller sees the big picture in education long before the rest of us,” Storz said in a press release. “Throughout his career he has been a pacesetter, a trailblazer, a risk taker and forward-thinker. We commend him for his work in the classroom and in the community. He is a special person who has touched many lives.”