We Educate for Excellence.
It's a mission the Westlake City School District takes seriously and strives to promote to our more than 4,000 students and approximately 600 staff members. The district consists of three K-4 elementary schools, a PK-4 elementary school, an intermediate school for grades 5 and 6, a 7-8 middle school and our high school.
The Westlake Schools, located at the western edge of Cuyahoga County, consistently earn the top "Excellent" rating on the state report card, placing us in the top 4% of districts statewide by providing students a foundation in the basic skills, while offering programs and courses that encourage individual academic success.
Our program is driven by a Continuous Improvement Plan that guides the district in every aspect of its performance. We also enjoy strong support from our parents and community.
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EXCELLENCE IN ACTION
STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARDS FALL 2012
Ed Karohl and Deb Schrembeck
Two Westlake Schools' staff members were honored by their peers with staff excellence awards.
The Excellence in Teaching award went to Deb Schrembeck, seventh-grade Language Arts teacher at Lee Burneson Middle School. The Excellence in Classified Service award was given to Ed Karohl, head mechanic at the Transportation Department. The two were honored at the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting.
Schrembeck, who has been with the district since 1987, is described as "one of the greatest examples of excellence at LBMS," and a strong leader and positive influence on her team and school.
"Deb is always looking for ways to unify the staff and students at LBMS," one of her colleagues wrote in a nomination letter. "She truly cares deeply for her students and takes great care to deliver a productive, enjoyable and lasting learning experience for her students."
Karohl, who joined the district in 1977, was lauded for his outstanding mechanical knowledge and for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure all of the district's buses, vans and maintenance vehicles are ready to roll out each morning.
"He makes sure, as he does a walkthrough of our parking lot, that the buses are not leaking fluids, raccoons have scattered away, and mischief has not occurred on our premises," one colleague wrote in a nomination letter. "A truly dedicated employee, he can even read minds and takes care of issues before even being asked."