New vocal music teacher named for Heights High

Jesse Lange, new Heights High vocal music teacher.

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has hired Jesse Lange to be the new vocal music teacher at Cleveland Heights High School.

“I am excited Jesse Lange is joining our Tiger Nation family,” said Superintendent Talisa L. Dixon. “Mr. Lange is an accomplished vocal music teacher and will help continue our tradition of excellence in the high school’s vocal music program. While we will miss the irreplaceable Craig McCaughey, who served in this role for 15 years, Mr. Lange brings his own unique experience and outlook to the program. I look forward to seeing him in action.”

Lange previously worked as the vocal music director at Cuyahoga Falls High School. In this role, he was tasked with facilitating the successful retention and recruitment of vocal music students to build a flourishing program. During his tenure with Cuyahoga Falls, Lange adapted the course of study to include four curricular choirs, three extracurricular choirs, a voice class and an opera and musical theater performance course. He directed six successful musical productions, filling the roles of drama director, vocal director and pit orchestra director. 

Lange graduated magna cum laude from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Music in music education. He received his master’s degree in choral conducting, also from the University of Akron.

Craig McCaughey, the previous vocal music teacher, recently retired after 15 years with the district.

Angee Shaker

Angee Shaker is director of communications for Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District.

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