Callender named new CTE director for Heights High
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has named Duane (Brad) Callender its new Director of Career Technical Education (CTE) at Cleveland Heights High School.
“I am very excited to welcome Brad Callender to our Tiger Nation family,” said Superintendent Talisa L. Dixon. “Mr. Callender is a highly qualified, innovative educator. He was the clear choice for this position because of his years of experience in career technical education and his commitment to transforming and enhancing our current career tech programs. With the new career tech facilities that are going into the renovated high school, now is a perfect time to ensure that our CTE programming offers the latest and best possible programming for our students. We’re confident that Mr. Callender will help establish our Heights High School CTE offerings as one of the strongest, most up-to-date CTE programs in the region.”
Callender previously worked as the principal of Mansfield Senior High School (MSHS). In this role, he was in charge of daily administrative tasks; supervising, hiring, and evaluating all personnel; fiscal accountability; budget development and implementation; and promoting MSHS and the Mansfield City Schools within the community. Prior to joining the Mansfield district, Callender served as the career tech supervisor at the Buckeye Career Center and director of technology in the Mapleton School District. Callender holds a B.A. from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in education from Ashland University.
Callender was hired after a lengthy interview process. An experienced educator, he holds Ohio certificates as a principal and business manager, and plans on securing a superintendent certificate when eligible. He will be tasked with directing the planning, delivery, assessment, and ongoing improvement of the Career Technical Education program.
Angee Shaker is director of communications for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.