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Weekly Update

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A. Cory McDaniel

Head of School

A. Cory McDaniel brings a fresh new perspective for CASSA. Being locally grown, he was born and raised in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2002 and then soon graduated from Bowling Green State University. After spending 10 years as a Financial Consultant and Educator, his love for children and his desire to properly educate them brought him back to education. He initially began teaching 1st Grade and with the successes he achieved in and outside the classroom, he quickly became Principal. One of his greatest achievements was being able to establish a successful school culture and increasing academic performance. He brings compassion and empathy while maintaining strict discipline to drive academic excellence. He is so excited to meet each and every one of his Scholars and their Families.

Tonya Simmons

Office Manager

Staff Directory

  • Mr. A. Cory McDaniel

    Head of School
  • Ms. Tonya Simmons

    Office Manager
  • Mr. Reginald Shaw

    Director of Academics
  • Mr. Bobby White

    Director of Food Service
  • Mr. James Hutchinson

    Maintenance Supervisor
  • Mr. Jeff Strother

    Maintenance (PT)
  • Ms. Marie Loyd

    Special Education Aide
  • Miss Christal Kelly

    Special Education Teacher
  • Ms. Sandra Naffah

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Mrs. Amy McKenna

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Miss Shannon Young

    First Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Danielle Doksa

    Third Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Christina Cleveland

    Third Grade Teacher
  • Mrs. Lenora Cruz-Price

    Fourth Grade Teacher (ELA/SS)
  • Ms. Kathleen Mead

    Fifth Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Ghana White

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Miss Nina Poole

    Middle School ELA Teacher
  • Ms. Amber Donahoe

    Middle School Science Teacher
  • Mr. James Dillinger

    Art Specialist
  • Mr. Torrance Nowden

    Dance Specialist
  • Mr. Peter Vida

    Intervention Specialist
  • Mr. Michael Banyasz

    School Counselor
  • Ms. Kim Vaden

    Title 1 Aide (MS)