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Ryan Beaumont Named Middle
School Assistant Principal
Ryan Beaumont, M.Ed., has been named assistant principal of Shaker Heights Middle
School. He succeeds Robert Rea, who served in the position for the past three years.
Beaumont spent the past 10 years as an educator in Anne Arundel County
Public Schools (Maryland), where he most recently worked as an assistant principal
at Crofton Middle School, which serves more than 1,100 students and 90 faculty and
staff. During his career, he has taught high school science and served as the middle
school science department chair.
Beaumont earned a B.S. in Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Science
Education from Ohio University and a M.Ed. in School Improvement Leadership
from Goucher College.
Christopher J. Rateno
Named Director of Student Data
Systems and Accountability
Christopher Rateno, M.Ed., has been named the District's director of Student Data
Systems and Accountability. Rateno will be responsible for District-wide research
and accountability, data supervision, and coordination of Education Management
Information System data.
Since 2009, Rateno has been principal at LaMuth Middle School at Riverside
Local Schools in Painesville Township. There, he was the educational leader for 770
sixth- and seventh-grade students and 65 staff members. He also created and chaired
a district-level technology committee, which was responsible for developing a vision
and mission statement for educational technology, professional development, and
future implementation, and planned and facilitated equity training for the district.
He also has served as the Riverside Campus associate principal, Crestwood
High School (Mantua, Ohio) assistant principal, and a science teacher at Nordonia
Rateno earned a B.S in Biology from John Carroll University and a M.Ed.
in Educational Administration from Cleveland State University. He is currently
pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Youngstown State University.
Competes for U.S. in
Israel’s Maccabiah Games
Junior Chachi Gustafson represented
the USA Juniors Swim Team at the
World Maccabiah Games in Israel, July
4-18. The Maccabiah Games, hosted
by the Maccabi World Union, are held
every four years in Israel. The Union is
the largest and longest running Jewish
sports organization, spanning five
continents, more than 60 countries, 450
clubs, and 400,000 members.
Chachi was one of 10,000
participating athletes from 80
countries. He won silver and bronze
medals in the 100m and 200m
Butterfly. Both times are currently in
the top 10 and top 20 in the U.S. He
was also on the Team USA 400 medley
relay that won a silver medal.
“It rates as the best life experience
I've ever had,” Chachi says. “It was one
of the most fun things I've ever been a
part of. And I've also met friends who I’ll
most likely talk to for a very long time.”