Shaker Heights Schools Closed Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Due to extreme cold, Shaker schools/offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 with only essential personnel reporting. For information on the essential personnel designation, please click here.

Patricia Lee StotterPatricia Lee Stotter, ’67, an Emmy Award-winning composer and writer, began her career when she was 18, singing with the band Tiny Alice. Upon graduation from Case Western Reserve University she composed a folk opera adaptation of “Dark of the Moon,” produced at the Cleveland Playhouse. Patty moved to New York City in 1975 where her work expanded to include music for dance, television and film. While she was a composer-in-residence at Writers Theatre, Patty and poet Paul Genega’s musical “Happily Ever After” was produced. She scored a variety of films before writing and producing her own theatre/film projects. In 2008, Patty and Shaker alumnus Marcia Rock launched social media and Facebook groups of the award-winning, multi-platform documentary project “Service: When Women Come Marching Home.” The film that grew out of those groups was screened on Capitol Hill on June 19, 2012, and was broadcast on PBS. Patty and Marcia continued their work about women in the military with the short film “Soldiers Period” which was picked up by Buzzfeed. Her film “The Weight of Honor” was screened at the Disabled American Veterans National Convention on July 31, 2017.
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