The Avon Lake City Schools Board of Education recently approved the hiring of Brent Schremp to become Avon Lake High School’s new Athletic Director. He replaces interim Athletic Director Jim Johnson who decided to return to teaching at Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake.
Schremp comes to Avon Lake from the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake school district where he is currently principal at his alma mater Brookside High School and Brookside Middle School.
“Brent is going to be a great addition to our team,” said Robert Scott, Avon Lake City Schools superintendent. “He has excellent knowledge and an enthusiasm that will be infectious. We were lucky to have a great pool of applicants and Brent did an outstanding job, appealing to staff, students, and parents.”
Athletics has been a major part of Schremp’s life for as long as he can remember.
“I played basketball in college, and always envisioned myself as an Athletic Director as I thoroughly enjoy all sports,” he said. “I pursued the Athletic Director position as I missed being more involved in athletics and believe being the Athletic Director in Avon Lake is the ideal position for me. I am excited about the opportunity to join a great district that has established itself as one of the best in the state. There are rich traditions of success in the Avon Lake schools and also with Avon Lake athletics. I am looking forward to getting started full-time, so I can learn the routines and inner-workings that take place at Avon Lake. I am also excited to meet all the stakeholders involved and begin to develop working relationships to help implement further growth in all areas. I am an active person that plans on being very visible, while being an active resource for everyone at Avon Lake.”
Schremp earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock University in Sociology and a minor in Psychology, where he also received a scholarship to play basketball. He received his teaching license through Ashland University and accepted a teaching position at Summit Academy in Parma working with Asperger and ADHD students. After his second year at Summit Academy, he was hired as the head basketball coach at Brookside High School and a year later was hired to teach Social Studies. He taught at Brookside for five years while also completing his administrative license from Ashland University. He was the assistant principal at Sheffield Middle School for one year and worked as the high school assistant principal for one year. This is his third year as the principal of Brookside High School and Brookside Middle School.
Prior to working in education, he was the general probation officer at the Lorain County Juvenile Court.
He resides in Sheffield Village with his wife, Jessica, and two young daughters Lily and Violet.