Meet the Principal - Ms. Michelle Levero
Ms. Levero brings an extensive background and experience in early childhood education to the New Albany - Plain Local Schools and the Early Learning Center (ELC). Her objective is to create a learning environment that is focused on best practices for young learners that builds a strong foundation for future school success and a true love for learning.
Prior to joining New Albany, Ms. Levero served as a Director of Regional and Early Childhood Education Programs providing direct oversight to four school districts in Perry and Hocking Counties through the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center. While in this role she provided support services to 14 school districts in a five county consortium for 16 years. Ms. Levero’s background and teaching experience in early childhood education, literacy, data analysis, and special education are a tremendous asset to the ELC in supporting staff and students. Ms. Levero is a leader in early learning, advocates for early childhood education with the state legislature, and is a successful grant writing recipient.
Ms. Levero earned her Superintendent and Principal licenses through the University of Dayton, a Master of Arts in Early Education Intervention Specialist from Ashland University and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary & Early Childhood Education from West Liberty University, Wheeling, West Virginia. She resides in Lewis Center and has two sons, Corbin, who attends Ohio University and Brock, who attends Heidelberg University.
Ms. Levero shared, “I have spent my entire career supporting learning opportunities for the youngest of learners in a public education setting through teaching and as an administrator. I absolutely love this age group and the excitement the children bring to learning and working with an incredible staff that share this love for teaching. New Albany ELC is a unique place that emphasizes the importance of the whole child with a strong emphasis on academics and social emotional well being in a developmentally appropriate way.