About the Chief of Staff

The Chief of Staff is a key strategic advisor who oversees management of the District’s five-year Strategic Plan, Board of Education policies and District administrative guidelines. This position also ensures that the Superintendent is responsive to the needs and concerns of all Shaker students, families, staff and other key community stakeholders who are engaged with and affected by District initiatives, activities and plans. Three departments report directly to the Chief of Staff: Department of Student Affairs, Family and Community Engagement and Pupil Services.

More specifically, the Chief of Staff:

  • Facilitates the implementation of the Five-Year Strategic Plan through ongoing work and interaction with school principals and all members of Superintendent’s Cabinet.

  • Collaborates with the Board of Education Policy Committee to facilitate policy revision and adoption to maintain legally up-to-date policies.

  • Provides onboarding to newly-hired Senior Leadership and Principals.

  • Supports the Interim Superintendent by serving as Bargaining Chair designee for Collective Bargaining, manages special assignments on a short-term basis and provides support to Senior Leadership.

  • Serves as the District’s lead Title IX Compliance officer.

  • Delegates the day-to-day operation of the Departments of Student Affairs, Family and Community Engagement (FACE) and Pupil Services while maintaining effective overall supervision.

  • Provides advice and assistance in the hiring process in collaboration with Principals and Central Office administrators prior to the Superintendent’s approval.

  • Informs and advises Principals and Central Office administrators. 

  • Ensures that staff uphold the rules, policies, and protocols of the District.

  • Serves as the District liaison with the external consultants for the Five-Year Strategic Plan and the Strategic Plan Annual Report.


Chief of Staff
Marla Robinson, Ed. S., Ed. D. 
15600 Parkland Drive
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
(216) 295-4338
Senior Administrative Assistant
Susan Scalabrino, M.A.
(216) 295-4332


Pupil Services
Elizabeth Kimmel, Director
Linda Williams, Senior Administrative Assistant
Michelle Bey, Administrative Assistant

Student Affairs
Glo Morris, Administrative Assistant

Family and Community Engagement (FACE)
Keith Langford, Coordinator
Brooksandra Harville, Administrative Assistant


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