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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
  • Mrs. Andrea Krysiak

    Director of Curriculum
  • Mr. Peter Vida

    Special Education
  • Miss Christal Kelly

    Special Education
  • Miss Lauren Willard

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Mrs. Amy McKenna

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Miss Shannon Young

    First Grade Teacher
  • Miss Mackenzie Knight

    First Grade Teacher
  • Miss Tyeasha Doss

    Second Grade Teacher
  • Miss Julie Mellinger

    Third Grade Teacher
  • Ms. Christina Cleveland

    Third Grade Teacher
  • Mrs. Lenora Cruz-Price

    Grades 4-5 ELA & Science Teacher
  • Miss Tajuana Freeman

    Grades 4-5 Math & Social Studies Teacher
  • Mr. Donald Bittala

    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • Miss Nina Poole

    Middle School ELA Teacher
  • Huntington Learning Center

    Middle School Math and Science
  • Mr. David Barresi

    Art Specialist
  • Mr. Torrance Nowden

    Dance Specialist
  • Miss Mary Bufford

    Music Specialist
  • Mrs. Sharmayne Freeman-Sellers

    School Counselor
  • Mr. Micheal Starlin

    Facilities Manager
  • Miss Erica Thigpen

    Instructional Aide
  • Miss Kimberly Vaden

    Instructional Aide
  • Miss Marie Loyd

    Instructional Aide