Oxford Elementary names Brigitte Pronty new principal
The Cleveland Heights–University Heights City School District has hired Brigitte Pronty as the new principal of Oxford Elementary School. Pronty succeeds Joseph Nicklos, the previous principal, who has accepted the position of assistant principal at Cleveland Heights High School.
Pronty began her career in the CH-UH district as a teacher at the former Coventry Elementary School, 2002–07. She then moved to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District where she served as an assistant principal before becoming a principal in 2010. Pronty holds a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Akron, and certification from Ashland University in administration, as well as curriculum and instruction.
“We were looking for a leader who is going to inspire more family and staff engagement to help meet the needs of our students in the Oxford community. We feel Ms. Pronty’s passion, dedication and focus on engaging instruction is just what is needed at this time,” said Superintendent Talisa L. Dixon. “While Mr. Nicklos will be missed at Oxford, he has a lot of experience with leading schools through construction projects and keeping students and teachers focused on teaching and learning. We need his expertise at the high school while the current high school is under construction and our students will be at the beautiful temporary Heights High on the Wiley campus.”
Angee Shaker is director of communications for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.