Career and Technical Education

From the Desk of

Dr. John Buckner

Director, Career-Technical and Adult Education Programs



Welcome and Greetings from the East Cleveland City School’s Career & Technical Education Department where we provide all of our students with the 21st century skills that will enable them to become successful and productive citizens. I am Dr. John Buckner, the Director of Career and Technical Education, and I am here to provide our teachers with leadership and direction and our students with the support and assistance needed for them to become successful in college and become career ready.

The Career and Technical Education teachers at Shaw High School are passionate about their instruction, care about all of our students and do all that is necessary to provide them with a quality instruction inclusive of the necessary supplies, materials, tools, and uniforms for an ultimate, quality, positive and useful career-focused learning experience.

Our Career & Technical Education teachers understand that as early as elementary school, our students are discovering their own special gifts, talents and interests. During middle school, our students are developing positive thoughts of pursuing these interests. These interests, talents and thoughts are enhanced via Ohio Means Jobs, Career Advising and other on-line sources. When transitioning to the high school level, we want all of our students to begin making decisions and developing plans to be successful in achieving their career goals by focusing on their own special gifts, talents and interests. We know that by our students having specific career ideas and developing skills related to them in high school, it gives our students a major jump on the college or job market. Our students are more likely to land a good job or succeed better in college when they are pursuing focused and career-directed goals during these important high school years.

Career and Technical Education courses and programs at Shaw High School provides students with the opportunities to make informed career choices, successfully participate in experiences that directly relate to the real world of work and become ready for college. Students may select Career and Technical Education courses or programs from Administrative Office Technology, Automotive Technology, Business Management, Career Based Intervention, Construction Technology, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, Firefighting Training & Technology, Nurse Assisting, Patient Care Technician, and Private Security. All of our courses, upon successful completion, may lead to articulated college credits and industry recognized certificates/credentials.

Career and Technical Education courses and programs provide our students with a clear and direct pathway to college or a career leading to meaningful employment. The various courses and programs are designed to prepare and equip our students to successfully enter colleges, universities and technical institutions if they so desire.

 The students successfully completing Shaw High School’s, Career and Technical Education courses or programs, can graduate with national industry certifications or licenses inclusive of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), State Tested Nurses Assisting (STNA), Phlebotomy, First Aid/CPR, Private Security, National Incident Management System (NIMS 100 & 700) Physical Agility, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Telecommunications, Cosmetology, Pro Start/Serv Safe, Child Development Associates (CDA) and postsecondary certificates or degrees that employers use to make critical hiring and promotional decisions.



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Federal Programs

The Department of Federal Programs works to promote academic excellence while enhancing educational opportunities and equity for our children and families.  We work diligently to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support to District initiatives.

Human Resources/Employment

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The personnel employed by the Board Of Education of the East Cleveland City School District are a very important resource for effectively conducting a quality educational program.

Pupil Personnel and Student Registration



What Are Pupil Personnel Services? 

Pupil Personnel Services facilitates the core values of the East Cleveland City School District, that is student achievement. Pupil Personnel Services  consist of those programs that support overall instructionl mission of the school district by ensuring that students attain the knowledge and competencies necessary to derive the maximum benefit from the instructional program.




The Department of Pupil Personnel has developed services which are designed specifically to assist all students to become more self-sufficient, self-directed ans socially integrated.  These services ase utilized by classroom teachers to assist in providing the most appropriate instruction to our students.

We create opportunities and provide support to the teaching/learning process through our in district counselors, nurses, occupational therapist, Physical therapist, psychologists, resource teachers, speech therapist, and social workers.  The pupil Personnel Services staff collaboratively bring their experience, expertise, and resources together with our teachers to respond to the academic and social needs of our students. In addition, each school has an Intervention Assistance team of professional educators who collaborate with families and community service agencies to better serve our students.




Dear Parents and Community Members:

As we begin the 2013-2014 School Year, I am confident that the year will be one of purpose and possibilities. Further, it is my hope that the new school year avails our students with amazing opportunities to continue to enhance their academic endeavors.

The school calendar is designed to serve as a viable resource, as it is reflective of academic, extracurricular, and athletic events that are offered to our students and community. Please be advised that District and school events as indicated may be revised and updated as necessary. You may receive these updates from your school, or by accessing the East Cleveland City School District’s website at

The East Cleveland City School District continues its tradition of extending to our students a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum. Committed to meeting the needs of students, the District implements instructional programming that is reflective of current scientifically research based practices.

Further, differentiated instruction affords the opportunity for students to receive instruction that is tailored to meet their individual academic needs.

We are excited to announce two new programs within our Career and Technical Department. Specifically, Performing Arts/Media and Construction Technology are being offered to students beginning this school year. Both programs will provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction and experiences designed to equip them with the skills needed for future success in these respective careers.

I am pleased to announce that the District continues to implement programs that positively impact our students academically, physically, and psycho-socially. We will participate in the Community Option Program effective this school year. As a result of this initiative, all students within the East Cleveland City School District will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost. Additionally, students participate in wellness activities that include free vision and dental examinations. The Wellness Center housed at Shaw High School is the only school based wellness center in Cuyahoga County. Additionally, the District employs school nurses and school social workers to support our students.


It is my intent that all of our students graduate from Shaw High School and transition to becoming viable citizens within our society. I am pleased to share some of the accomplishments of the Class of 2013. These accomplishments include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Graduates amassed over $1,700,000 in scholarships.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 prevailed as state champions in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major for Justice Advocacy Contest, with one senior placing second in the nation.
  • A member of the Class of 2013 was the Regional Winner of Princeton University’s Award for Race Relations.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 were the first group of youth to address the Cuyahoga County Government Executive Office.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 were leaders as Shaw High School hosted international guests from all over the world, including Human Rights Leaders from the Middle East, the Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Serbia.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 traveled internationally and served as ambassadors for the United States in Brazil.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 were graduates of the prestigious Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
  • The Valedictorian for the Class of 2013 was selected as a recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
  • A member of the Class of 2013 was named a Global Young Entrepreneur, the only student to receive such an honor in the State of Ohio.
  • Members of the Class of 2013 began the first Shaw Girls’ Soccer Team in the history of Shaw High School.
  • The Shaw Girls’ Basketball Team reigned as Lake Erie League Champions.
  • Members of the Shaw High Wrestling Team were named top area wrestlers by the Plain Dealer Newspaper.
  • The Mighty Marching Cardinal Band earned Grand Champion Awards in all of their competitions.
  • The belief that every student can achieve excellence is paramount to the attainment of our vision: “The East Cleveland City School District will emerge as a District of Excellence.” Our vision propels us toward the future; a future that is continually focused on student success.
  • It is my continued desire that every student enrolled in the East Cleveland City School District excel academically to ensure success in becoming productive members of our society. To that end, I need all parents and stakeholders to be actively involved in the education of all East Cleveland City School District students.
  • I look forward to seeing and greeting you at the events and activities that are outlined in this calendar for this school year. Please feel free to contact me at 216-268-6580 should you have questions, comments, or are in need of additional information.

Very truly yours,

Myrna Loy Corley, Superintendent

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