Dear Price Elementary Families,
Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year at Elizabeth Price Elementary! I am so proud and excited to be joining such a wonderful school community as your newly appointed building principal. Prior to joining our team, I devoted the first 18 years of my career as a classroom teacher in all grades PreK through Third before moving into the position of a district Reading Specialist for the past 6 years. This role granted me the unique opportunity of completing my Reading Recovery certification through The Ohio State University that truly transformed my instructional capabilities while providing the foundation necessary for serving as a reading coach for teachers and students alike!
In addition to this program, I completed my principal’s licensure through the Inspired Leaders Program at Cleveland State University, my Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Ashland University, and my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in reading through Malone University. While I grew up in a small, rural community, I now live in the Akron area with my husband Brian, who is a fellow administrator in education, and my one and only 12 year old daughter, Morgan.
My hope is to combine the knowledge and skills I have gained through all of these past life experiences with those from all of you to ensure that Elizabeth Price Elementary is an amazing place to work and learn! I believe, as the leader of our school, that it is my responsibility to find the potential in our staff and students, systems, and traditions and to have the courage to develop that potential into something even greater! I hope you will join me on this endeavor as we work to transform the lives of our children through the opportunity of an education, just as this opportunity was the catalyst for change in my own life. Let’s make this the best school year yet for everyone!!!
Amanda L. Wycuff
Principal – Elizabeth Price Elementary