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Mr. Gary Lane


Mr. Lane joined STEAM Academy as the first school leader in 2013. Mr. Lane has 15 years of experience as a teacher, academic coach, and school leader. As principal, Mr. Lane is responsible for leading our school academically and culturally, including the professional development and progress of our faculty. Prior to joining STEAM, Mr. Lane was a teacher and Curriculum Implementation Specialist at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy for 6 years. Mr. Lane also taught for 3 years for Duval County Public School District in Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Lane graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education where he was also a member of the Division 1 baseball team.

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Staff Directory

  • Mr. Gary Lane

    Head of School
  • Mrs. Sharonda Kane-Jackson

    Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Susan Shuman

    Director of Academics
  • Ms. Carolyn Wanzo

    Office Assistant
  • Mr. Rory Swift head

    Head of maintenance
  • Ms. Mary Leitzia

    TeacherGrade Kindergarten
  • Ms. Kinberly Jackson

    TeacherGrade 1
  • Ms. LaQuisha Sledge

    TeacherGrade 2
  • Ms. Shawndra Maxey

    TeacherGrade 3
  • Ms. Amy Taber

    TeacherGrade 3
  • Mr. Brandon Beach

    TeacherGrade 4
  • Ms. Jennifer Mandel

    TeacherGrade 5
  • Mr. David Cameron

    Teacher Math/ScienceGrade Middle School
  • Ms. Denise Lewis

    Teacher Reading/Social StudiesGrade Middle School
  • Ms. Susan Richter

    Intervention SpecialistGrade K-8
  • Ms. Lori Mastrione

    Teacher Title I ReadingGrade K-8