Superintendent of Schools


Hello Kirtland Local Schools’ Community,
As we transition from the cold and dark days of winter to the vibrant days of spring, we are delighted to share many of the great accomplishments of our school district in this edition of the Kirtland Connection. Our students continue to inspire us with their remarkable achievements, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Inside our classrooms, our students are excelling academically. I have the fortune of getting to walk around campus daily to witness our teachers inspiring learning and our students engaged and working hard. We were recently able to watch three of our students compete on Academic Challenge and they did extremely well. The district will be honoring our 26 AP Scholars for their amazing accomplishments at the upcoming April Board of Education meeting! Our students are not only succeeding academically but also thriving outside the classroom. From participating in extracurricular activities such as athletics, music, robotics and the arts to volunteering for community service projects, our students are actively engaged in numerous experiences that help them develop into well-rounded individuals.
As we celebrate the successes of our students, it is important to recognize the invaluable support of our dedicated educators, staff, coaches, parents, and community members who play a pivotal role in nurturing our students’ growth and development. Their unwavering commitment to providing our students with a nurturing and supportive environment is instrumental in helping them reach their full potential.
As we look forward to the joys of spring and the opportunities it brings, let us continue to support and celebrate the achievements of our students. Thank you for your dedication to the success of our school district and go Hornets!
Chad VanArnhem, Superintendent



Mr. Chad VanArnhem, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Kirtland Local Schools
9252 Chillicothe Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094
Voice: 440-256-3311 ext. 1001
Fax: 440-256-3831
[email protected]

Mrs. Kylee Sherwood
Administrative Assistant
Voice: 440-256-3311 ext. 1000


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