New Albany Early Learning Center
Michelle Levero, PrincipalElisa Carpenter, Administrative Assistant
The Early Learning Center (ELC) welcomed Michelle Levero as Principal in the summer of 2016. This school year (2022-2023) marks the beginning of her 28th year in education. Michelle’s 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 the New Albany Plain Local School District, Ms. Levero served as Director of Regional and Early Childhood Education Programs. In this position, she provided direct oversight to four school districts in Perry and Hocking counties through the Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center. While in this role, she provided educational programming for Pre-K thru Grade 12 students in a five-county consortium of school districts 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. Prior to administration, Ms. Levero was a teacher for six years in an integrated preschool classroom.
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 and Brock, who both attend Ohio University.
Assistant Principal, Andy Roeth
Andy Roeth, Assistant Principal
Mr. Andy Roeth has worked in the New Albany - Plain Local School District since 2000, and has held various positions at both the K-1 (now the Early Learning Center) and the 2-5 (now the Primary School) elementary school. He has served as a kindergarten teacher and team leader, Dean of Students, and Building Representative for the Plain Local Education Association. In addition, Andy has served on numerous district and building level committees and initiatives.
Beginning for the 2021-22 school year, Andy will be serving as an Assistant Principal at both New Albany Middle School and the Early Learning Center.
Mr. Roeth holds three degrees all from Ohio University, Two Masters Degrees in Reading and Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Education K-8.