Thursday, January 17, 2013
Solon Schools has brought former administrator Dennis Vauter out of retirement to serve as interim assistant principal at Solon High School.
The passing of Parkside Elementary Principal Martha Keeney has led to some shuffling of administrators. Solon High School Assistant Principal Erica Kosiorek has moved over to Parkside as interim principal. To fill in at the high school, school officials brought back Dennis Vauter, a long-time administrator with the schools who had been retired. Vauter will be brought on for the remainder of the school year. "Dennis was kind enough to come back and complete the school year," said Superintendent Joe Regano. Regano said that Kosiorek has been "thriving" at Parkside as interim principal. Her position at that school will be re-assessedat the end of the school year. "She seems to be thriving," he said. "I’m certain she is doing a great job there…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Solon Patch has received a number of heart-felt comments about Martha Keeney, the Parkside Elementary principal who passed away earlier this week.
Martha Keeney, Parkside's beloved principal, will be buried today. In the week since her death, Solon residents, students and parents have shared their condolences and memories of Mrs. Keeney here on Solon Patch and on our Facebook page. We've collected a bunch of them and put them here. Feel free to add your own thoughts to this post too. Martha touched my life with grace; her warmth will be so missed. -Paula Mason She touched all four of my girls hearts and minds and for the reason she will always have a place in my heart. Thanks you Martha for being a part of the chain of love that will launch my children into beautiful lives. They will never forget you for you kind words, patient heart and ever present guidance. You will be missed. -…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Solon School board appointed an interim principal at Parkside Elementary to replace the late Martha Keeney.
An assistant principal at Solon High School has been appointed to serve as interim principal at Parkside Elementary after the death of Martha Keeney. Erica Kosiorek was appointed to that role at Monday's Solon School Board meeting. "I know she’ll do an outstanding job," said Superintendent Joe Regano, who informed the staff at Parkside on Monday that Kosiorek would be taking over. "I think it's going to be an excellent fit." Kosiorek will be at Parkside full time after winter break, and will use the time until then to prepare herself, Regano said. The school board also approved a supplemental contract for Patricia Petrie for administrative assistant duties at Parkside. Regano said Petrie has done an outstanding job helping out at Parkside …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Superintendent Joe Regano said the half day will allow people associated with Parkside Elementary to attend Martha Keeney's funeral.
Parkside Elementary will have a half-day of school on Friday so people associated with the school can attend Martha Keeney's funeral service. Superintendent Joe Regano announced the decision in a note to parents: The loss of a principal is unchartered waters for us in Solon. We have thought long and hard about the best way to address the need for so many people associated with Parkside to attend Mrs. Keeney’s funeral services on Friday. After much reflection, we have decided to have just a half day of school at Parkside on Friday to enable staff and families who were close to Mrs. Keeney to be able to attend the services at 11 on Friday. This was not an easy decision but it seems to be the right decision. We will dismiss students at 10:20 …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Martha Keeney, an educator in Solon Schools for 20 years and a Solon High graduate, died Sunday night after a battle with cancer. She was 59.
Editor's Note: This article was submitted by the Solon Schools. The Solon Schools are mourning the loss today of Martha Keeney, a beloved educator in the Solon Schools for more than 20 years, who lost her brave battle with colon cancer last night. She was 59. Most recently, Mrs. Keeney resided in Bainbridge, but her ties to Solon and the Solon Schools ran deep. She was born and raised in Solon, and was a 1972 graduate of Solon High School. As an honor student at SHS, Mrs. Keeney was a majorette, played in concert band, and was a member of National Honor Society. She received a Bachelor’s degree in music education from Mount Union College in 1976 and a Master’s of Education degree in guidance in 1982 from John Carroll University. She …
Use the comments section in this post to share your memories of Mrs. Martha Keeney, the Parkside Elementary Principal who passed away Sunday night after a battle with cancer.
Martha Keeney was an educator in Solon for 20 years. During that time, she touched the lives of many students. Mrs. Keeney died Sunday night at the age of 59 after a long battle with cancer. You can read Solon Schools' tribute to Mrs. Keeney here. You can also use this post to leave your thoughts about Mrs. Keeney. Just head down to the comments field to share.