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Dear Community,

Welcome to STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights. STEAM Academy is a learning community which values high expectations for both academics and behavior. Our school staff embraces students, families, and communities to build and develop well-rounded individuals who are independent critical thinkers and intrinsically motivated to be life-long learners. We believe that all children can learn as we seek to make a difference in the lives of our students.

The teachers and staff at STEAM Academy are committed to providing a quality education for all students in a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment. We are committed to ensuring that each child reaches his/her full potential.

Currently, STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights has a student population of approximately 180 students in grades K-8. STEAM Academy is staffed with 13 certified members of the teaching staff and 4 classified/support staff. In addition to core academic subjects, students have the benefit of weekly art and physical education classes. Special services available to students include: special education, literacy support, and counseling. School hours are 8 AM – 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.

We encourage all parents/guardians to maintain regular communications with their child’s teachers and be actively involved in the school community. Checking the school calendar, website, and our Facebook page for events and activities will help keep you informed. If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the office by calling (216) 595-2866. We are looking forward to meeting your child and helping foster a love of learning.

The STEAM Academy Administrative Staff

Principal Willie Banks

Willie Banks, Principal

Willie Banks III has over 20 years of leadership experience in private and charter schools. As Principal of STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights, he leads an inclusive learning environment where high expectations, clear goals, and collaboration with parents and educators drive student success. Banks holds a BA in English and a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum Design, Instruction, and Leadership. He has served as ACCEL Schools’ Director of Family and Community Engagement as well as principal for Wright Preparatory Academy and Wright Academy. A strong proponent of school choice, he was the founding principal of Greater Heights Academy, one of the first charter schools in Cleveland.

Sheree Dillions, Regional Vice President

Mrs. Dillions joined ACCEL Schools in 2018 with over 25 years of experience as a K-12 educator and principal. As Regional Vice President, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Mrs. Dillions worked for Cleveland Municipal School District where she served as Head Principal for over 10 years and systematically turned-around low-performing schools into schools of academic success and achievement. Mrs. Dillions holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Master’s degree in Education – Adult Learning & Development, and completed the post graduate Educational Administration Program, all from Cleveland State University. She has also completed the post graduate Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard University. In February 2020, Mrs. Dillions was awarded by Radio One as a Future History Maker of the City of Cleveland.

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Community School

STEAM Academy of Warrensville Heights is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS), which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.