At a special meeting held June 23, 2016 the Chardon Board of Education unanimously approved the hiring of Edward Klein, Ph.D., as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent. The focus of Dr. Klein’s work in Chardon Schools will be in the area of curriculum development and instructional practice in the school district.
Dr. Klein joins the district from Beachwood City Schools, where he has been the principal of Beachwood High School since 2012. Prior to his time at Beachwood he spent twelve years with the Euclid City Schools. He began his career there as an English teacher followed by nine years as an assistant high school principal and administrator. While principal of Beachwood High School, Klein collaborated with his staff to increase AP enrollment by 86%, increasing the school’s Performance Index score to 110.9, ranking it third in the State of Ohio for public high schools.
A native of the Pittsburgh area, Klein earned his undergraduate degree in English from John Carroll University, his MA in Educational Administration from Ursuline College and his Doctorate in K-12 Educational Leadership at Kent State University. A respected leader in his field, Dr. Klein has presented at state conferences and teaches courses in school leadership at local universities.
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Hanlon notes, “We are extremely fortunate to have an educator of the caliber of Dr. Klein joining our administrative team. His background and professional experience are certain to contribute in a positive manner as we continue to develop curriculum and programs in our school district.”
A resident of Concord, OH, Klein and his wife Danielle, have three children: Grace (14), Francesca (13), and Joe (12). He enjoys woodworking, camping and outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.
Klein noted that he is excited for the opportunity given to him by the Board. “I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Hanlon and the teachers, support staff, and administration to serve the students and families of the Chardon Schools.”