August 2013 Message from the Superintendent
Dear Shaker Families,
I am honored and delighted to join the Shaker Heights community as Superintendent of Schools, a resident, and a public school parent.
My wife Cheryl and I bought a home in Shaker and moved here in June with our two children, Micah and Gregory III. We appreciate the warm welcome we have received. It was immediately clear that Shaker residents treasure the sense of community and take great pride in the schools. We feel fortunate to be part of this very special place.
As a proud product of public schools and public universities in Virginia, I know firsthand that success is possible if you apply yourself, seek support from the adults in your life, and make the most of every opportunity.
To our students: I am counting on you to give your best effort every day in school. Make use of the resources available in Shaker. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your family, teachers, and administrators.
To our parents and other residents: Please continue to encourage our young people to strive for excellence. Your support is essential to the success of our students.
I hope to meet many of you at upcoming open houses, school visits, and other events in the schools and community. When you see me, please come introduce yourselves.
Visit this page often and follow me on Twitter @DrHutchings for updates on my aspirations and plans for our schools. I look forward to partnering with you to bring out the best in our students.
Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr., Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Shaker Heights City School District