The Lorain City School District is pleased to announce that Melissa Cheers has been selected as the new principal of Lorain High School.

Mrs. Cheers has dedicated more than 20 years of her career to education and instructional leadership, serving most recently as principal of the Success Academy at Lorain High. While there, she helped raise the graduation rate, served on several committees advancing the "We Believe" strategic plan, facilitated staff professional development, implemented Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and developed new community partnerships to benefit students and families.

Mrs. Cheers earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University, a Bachelor of Psychology degree with a minor in Pan-African Studies from Kent State University and her teaching license through Ashland University. Her administrative experience includes Lorain High, Southview Middle and the Ohio Central School System, with teaching experience at Clearview High School, Ohio Business College, and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

“I’m excited to lead Lorain High as we push beyond the challenges of the pandemic and embrace our dedication to providing optimal learning opportunities for all of our students,” shared Cheers. “We have the right team in place to transcend the perceived barriers to providing our students with a quality education, and an amazing group of kids to grow with in the years ahead.

“There’s a reason our students chose the larger-than-life ‘Titans’ as their mascot — they know their potential. They know they have what it takes to stand out for their greatness and achievement. Our job is to help them get there.”

Mrs. Cheers lives in Lorain with her husband and daughters and loves spending her time with them, traveling and reading. Cheers is also a wellness advocate, and enjoys sharing her love of healthy foods, mindfulness and working out with friends and family.


  • JUNE 24-26 | See you at the Lorain International Festival!

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 25 | Lorain High Football “Night at the Races” | St. Cyril and Methodius Orthodox Church | 6:00 PM

    SUNDAY, JUNE 26 | Lorain Schools Alumni Association Breakfast | The Shipyards | 9:00 AM

  • MONDAY, JUNE 27 | Lorain City Schools Board of Education Meeting | Lorain High School Media Center & TV20 | 5:00 PM

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 30 | Second Harvest Food Bank Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry @ Lorain High | 2:30-4:00 PM