Meet The Staff

Robert Aitken 

 

 Founder/Superintendent

Mr. Aitken has a background as a literacy specialist, Response to Intervention Coordinator, and Administrator. He and Ms. Trubey founded SMART Academy to provide high-quality early literacy education to urban youth. 

As the school leader, Mr. Aitken creates a culture that promotes positive social-emotional learning embedded in rigorous academics.

Hailey Trubey

Founder/Assistant Principal

Ms. Trubey has a background in elementary education working in Cleveland Charter schools the last few years. Ms. Trubey is co-founder of SMART Academy. As Assistant Principal, Ms. Trubey has created a PBIS program that creates a fostering environment for all students.

Sherita Wallace

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Wallace has spent the last ten years working in Charter schools as an Administrative Assistant. Her passion for helping families makes her a great member of the SMART Academy Family.

Amanda Ager

Kindergarten

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Courtney Sandmann

1st Grade

Ms. Sandmann has spent the last three years working in Charter schools as an elementary teacher. She has her reading endorsement and is returning as the first grade teacher at SMART Academy.

Kathleen Kent

3rd Grade

Ms. Kent has worked in Charter schools for the last four years. She worked as the third grade teacher last year at SMART Academy. Ms. Kent's class showed the highest academic results in Reading in the Eastern Ohio region.

Kirsten Oravec

4th Grade

Mr. Aitken has a background as a literacy specialist, Response to Intervention Coordinator, and Administrator. He and Ms. Trubey founded SMART Academy to provide high-quality early literacy education to urban youth. 

As the school leader, Mr. Aitken creates a culture that promotes positive social-emotional learning embedded in rigorous academics.

Jean Ann Rhodes

Reading Specialist

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Anne Dynys

Intervention Specialist

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SMART Academy is a K-4 literacy-focused nonprofit charter school located in the Cleveland Metro School District that provides a high quality, fostering education. SMART Academy offers exceptional education programs and opportunities to all students living in and around the Cleveland area.

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Garfield Heights, Ohio 44105

Phone: (216) 714-3801

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