Parma PE Teacher Wanda Ford Named Coach of the Year

Wanda Ford, a basketball legend and physical education teacher for Summit Academy Community School – Parma, was named Coach of the Year in youth basketball by the City of Parma. She received the honor on March 25 at Parma City Hall from Mayor Tim DeGeeter, Ward 4 Councilwoman Kelly Zacharias and Director of Parks and … Continued

Playground Promise Keepers

“I think we should get a slide for the playground … a slide is fun,” wrote Summit Academy Community School  – Parma student Vivienne Schoger as part of a persuasive letter-writing assignment. The second grader’s narrative conveys a viewpoint shared by many of her fellow school community members. Since last summer, Principal Noriliz Santiago has … Continued

Noriliz Santiago joins Summit Academy Community School – Parma as Principal

Noriliz “Nori” Santiago accepted the position of principal for Summit Academy Community School – Parma.  She brings extensive experience in K-12 school administration, including social-emotional programming, restorative practices, instructional coaching and PD training, among several other areas of academic expertise. She was named one of the 100+ Latinos Cleveland Must Know in 2022. Santiago has … Continued

Basketball Great-Turned Summit Academy Teacher Rallies for All Students

Wanda Ford delivers her authentic brand of optimism to students at Summit Academy Community School – Parma daily. Few of the school’s K-12 students know she holds a place in American history as a basketball great. Instead, they know her as Miss Wanda, their physical education teacher, the one with the upbeat attitude and belief … Continued

Summer Food Program Notice

Summit Academy Schools will not be offering the summer food program to the following cities: Akron Canton Cincinnati Columbus Dayton Lorain Middletown Painesville Parma Toledo Xenia   Warren and Youngstown will offer the summer food program.  

Summit Academy Welcomes New School Directors

Saree Doyle, Director, Summit Academy Community School – Parma Saree Doyle has been selected as the director for Summit Academy Community School – Parma. She begins her new post with the 2021-2022 school year. Saree has dedicated her career to improving the well-being of children through educating the whole child since 2008.  She has worked … Continued

Special Delivery – Parma Students Get Surprise Visits from Principals, Teachers “Just Because”

Students from Summit Academy Community School – Parma are receiving surprise visits from their principals and teachers to bridge some of the gaps left by the pandemic and school closure. The caring educators are making Friday rounds to students’ homes, delivering drawings and upbeat messages, cards for youngsters celebrating birthdays, thank-you notes to families and … Continued

Santa visit, show of generosity to Summit Academy Parma students is overwhelming

Droves of local residents and organizations are coming to the rescue to replenish toys and other items taken from the SUV of Summit Academy Community School – Parma parent Lisa Nuti. As the longtime president of the Parents Teachers Students Together, or the PTST parent-teacher support group, Nuti has organized a Holiday Shop at the … Continued