Monday, July 9, 2012
See the agenda for tonight's meeting.
The Beachwood Board of Education will vote on allowing Ed Klein to work up to five days before he begins full-time Aug. 1 as the next principal of Beachwood High School. Principal Bob Hardis has been hired on as the district's assistant superintendent effective Aug. 1, and he said that he will be helping to transition the new principal in. The board will also vote on change orders regarding the Beachwood High School renovations. See the PDF to the right for the full agenda. The board meets tonight at the Board of Education Building at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Find out more about the new assistant superintendent at Beachwood High School
This is the first installment of Names in the News, where we'll tell you a little bit more about someone who's making news in Beachwood. Name: Bob Hardis Occupation: Principal at Beachwood High School for the past six years. At the end of this school year he’ll take over as Assistant Superintendent of Beachwood City Schools. Hometown: Though he was born in Brooklyn, Hardis spent his childhood in Bethesda, Maryland. Favorite thing about his job: “It’s different every day and I feel very lucky, because at Beachwood High School I’ve got a very good group of parents, teachers and faculty.” Proudest accomplishment: “Where the school is functioning today, it’s such a high level,” said Hardis. “We do a really good job of offering the kids a huge …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Board of Education will hold executive session tonight to discuss candidates; decision could be made this week
The two finalists for Beachwood High School principal met members of the community Sunday afternoon at a public meeting. The new hire will take the spot vacated by Bob Hardis, who will start as the district's assistant superintendent next school year. Edward Klein and Joseph Spiccia each spoke about their experience and careers, and then answered questions from a couple dozen parents and community members at the Board of Education building. Get Beachwood Headlines Where You Play! "Like" Beachwood Patch on Facebook The candidates have met with teachers and students at Beachwood High School, and are scheduled to meet with Board of Education members this week. Spokesperson Doug Levin said that the Board of Education will meet to discuss the …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Tweet me during today's meeting and I'll ask your questions
The Beachwood Board of Education has invited the community to meet the two finalists for the Beachwood High School principal spot. But if you can't make it, let us ask your question for you! Tweet to @BeachwoodPatch between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. today and I'll try to get your questions answered. The forum happens today, Sunday, at 4:30 p.m. at the Board of Education building. Each candidate will have about 30 minutes to introduce themselves and answer questions from the community. The new hire will replace Bob Hardis, who will begin work as the district assistant superintendent this fall. Click here to read more about the two candidates.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Read the resumes of the two top candidates to lead Beachwood High School
A former principal from Mentor High School and the assistant principal of Euclid High School are the two final candidates for the Beachwood High School principal spot. The new hire will take the spot vacated by Bob Hardis, who will start as the district's assistant superintendent next school year. Edward* Klein, assistant principal at Euclid High School, is a Ph.D. candidate at Kent State University and was the 2010-2011 Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year. He started as an English teacher at the high school and received his master's in education from Ursiline College. Joseph Spiccia retired from the principal spot at Mentor High School last year and took a job as the Race to the Top Coordinator. Before that, he was principal at Hudson …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Two finalists will be at the Beachwood Board of Education building to meet community members
The Beachwood community is invited to meet the two finalists for the Beachwood High School principal position Sunday afternoon. The candidates will be at the Board of Education building for 30 minutes each starting at 4:30 p.m. Each candidate will have a few minutes to introduce themselves and then spend time answering questions from the public. The new principal will replace Bob Hardis, who has been hired as the Assistant Superintendent beginning this fall. Spokesperson Doug Levin said that one candidate is a principal and the other candidate is an school administrator, but the district did not release their names today because, said Superintendent Rich Markwardt, they were to tell their current employers today that they were finalists. …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Junior Jon Sender interviews BHS principal Hardis before he moves to administrator position
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Robert Hardis begins new job August 1
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education hired Beachwood High School Principal Bob Hardis to the district’s assistant superintendent spot at Monday's meeting. The position was recreated at a recent Board meeting, after it was cut last spring in a reorganization that created two lower-paying positions, saving the district about $50,000 annually. Superintendent Rich Markwardt said that the district reorganized - creating a human resources director and a director of curriculum and technology - in anticipation of new state standards that require the district to use new tools to evaluate teacher performance. But the state has provided the tools, alleviating the need for a human resources director, so the district has reorganized its top …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Board of Education expected to appoint Hardis to spot at tonight's meeting
The Beachwood City Schools Board of Education is expected to hire Beachwood High School Principal Bob Hardis to the district’s assistant superintendent spot at tonight’s school board meeting. The position was recreated at the Board’s last meeting, after it was cut last spring to save money in a reorganization. Spokesperson Doug Levin said the reorganization was an attempt to manage new requirements from the state. If approved, Hardis’ two-year contract, effective August 1, will include a $120,500 annual salary. We will have more information about this tomorrow on Beachwood Patch.