Erieview Elementary School Principal Natalie Fior was recently approved by the Avon Lake Board of Education as the district’s new Curriculum Director. She will assume the role in the newly created position effective May 2 through the remainder of the school year. Effective Aug. 1, she will begin a three-year contract with the district.
Jane Ramsay was named interim principal at Erieview Elementary School. Ramsay, who retired in 2013 after 30 years in education, worked for 13 years at Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake.
According to Robert Scott, Avon Lake City Schools superintendent, the district has been without the position title of curriculum director for at least 10 years.
“Over the last five years we have spent a great deal of time creating experts within our staff,” he said. “Our principals have taken on much of that curriculum role and have taken on a lot of the staff training, with assistance from other teachers. We’ve added a variety of new things to our curriculum with the introduction of Chromebooks and other materials, that we felt it was time to have a dedicated curriculum director within the district. Natalie has worked very hard and she is very knowledgeable. She is ready for this challenge and we see this as a positive move for our district going forward.”
Scott explained that because much of the planning for next school year begins in the spring and over the summer, it was necessary to bring Fior on board now and hire an interim principal at Erieview to finish out the school year.
“Natalie will still be involved with many of the activities at Erieview,” he said. “We have already posted the position to hire a new principal. We will begin the interview process with a committee in the next few weeks.”
She holds a master’s degree in education from Seton Hill University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Seton Hill University. Her principal licensure (K-12) is from California University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a superintendent licensure from Ashland University. Teaching experience includes Kindergarten through eighth-grade in both regular and special education.