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Family Advocate Picture Scott Asche
Family Advocate
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Mr. Asche is a graduate of Cleveland State University and has been committed to working with promising young adults and school-aged youth for almost twenty-seven years. Mr. Asche has served in several roles including a family advocate, attendance liaison, social worker, assistant administrator, and high school baseball coach. Presently as the family advocate, Mr. Asche's primary focus is ensuring that our student's social and emotional barriers are identified and then link to appropriate community resources. Other lesser-known tasks include coordinating teen prevention groups and tracking student attendance. In his spare time, Mr. Asche enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and watching sports.
CTE CoordinatorLyniece Bradford
CTE Coordinator 
Ms. Bradford is our CTE Coordinator here at Lake Erie International High School. She was born in the state of New Jersey and when she was 13 years old her mom moved them to Charlottesville, Virginia. She's lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for the last 8 years of her life before moving here to Cleveland, Ohio in October of 2019. Ms. Bradford received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at Saint Paul's College and has worked at an elementary school for students with disabilities. As well as, worked at Livingstone Stone College in the Student Accounts/Business Office. Before taking this position at Lake Erie International High School, she worked at Cuyahoga County Courthouse in Domestic Relations. Ms. Bradford enjoys helping students develop as scholars and as professionals. She loves traveling and spending time with her family and she will be attending Southern New Hampshire University to get her Master's in Higher Education and Leadership.
CTE Coordinator
Brooke Bumpers
Educators: Math Teacher
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Hi, My name is Brooke Bumpers, and I’m the 1st year Math teachers at Lake Erie International HS. I am a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., and one of my professional goals is to be a school administrator.


Joseph Renard Dismond
Administrators: Principal
Joseph Renard Dismond is in his 1st year as the Principal of Lake Erie International HS. Before this role, he served as the Education Strategy Manager for The Community Builders, located in the Cleveland, OH office. Mr. Dismond has taught at Glenville HS, Shaw HS, both located in Cleveland, OH. He is currently completing his Doctor of Education from Kent. St. University. His dissertation will be defended this Fall and is titled: How Students of Color Frame the Importance of Social Emotional Learning in One Urban Afterschool Program. Mr. Dismond is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Math TeacherKevin Gjyrezi
Educators: Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Gjyrezi is our Math Teacher here at Lake Erie International School. He was born in Albania and moved to the States when he was 7 years old. Mr. Gjyrezi attended Avon Lake High School. He then went on to graduate with his Associate's Degree at L.C.C.C. and his Bachelor's Degree at Gannon University. Fun fact, Gannon University is where Mr. Gjyrezi played soccer for 4 years. 
Teacher Picture William Hammer
Educators: Science Teacher
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Mr. Hammer is the Science Teacher at Lake Erie International High School. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Physics, including a minor in mathematics, from Xavier University in 1992. Mr. Hammer also has an Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and a Master's Degree in Education. Mr. Hammer has been teaching at Lake Erie since May of 2005. Before his teaching career, Mr. Hammer was a salesman and part-owner of a state-wide wine importer and distributor.
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Deja Harris
Enrollment & Marketing Coordinator
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Deja has multiple disciplinary backgrounds, with an Associates of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College in 2017, as well as a Bachelor's of Specialized Studies in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, and Media from Ohio University in 2019. Using a combination of both degrees, I am competent and confident in the following areas, including, but not limited to: fundraising, advertisements via: flyers, digital and social means; email marketing communications, and social media management & optimization, Google analytics, and much more! I am hands-on, fast learner, with the ability to adapt and be flexible in any given situation. Most importantly I enjoy a good challenge and love problem solving. My ability to multi-task has afforded me an opportunity to master many skills all at one time, leaving me with the diverse background that stands before you today.
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Max Laskar
Educators: ELA Teacher
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Max Laskar is a certified English teacher with a Bachelor's in English Culture, Language and History from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris, France. Mx. Laskar obtained their teaching license from Baldwin Wallace University and in their downtime, they read, volunteer at a local rock-climbing gym and work on the annual dance concert at Baldwin Wallace. This is Mx. Laskar's first year teaching and they are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all the learners coming to Lake Erie International High School.
Susan SaccardiSecretary  


Ms. Saccardi is the Secretary at Lake Erie International High School. Ms. Saccardi started working for L.E.I.H.S. in November of 2021. She studied Psychology at Kent State University from 1981- 1984 and at Cuyahoga Community College from 1987-1990. She started working in Office Support in 1984 and she is still working in that capacity. Ms. Saccardi has worked in many industries for 38 years, from real estate development and brokerage/financial services to hospice and education.  Her love for education came when she worked at a community elementary school where she had the opportunity to learn about children learning. Ms. Saccardi now exclusively wants to work with children & their families in an educational setting.
Teacher Picture Brandi Stevens
Administrators: Assistant Principal
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Brandi Stevens a graduate of Cleveland State University has been working with youth for the past 20 years. Before joining Lake Erie as the Assistant Principal this year, she was a Dean of Students at a 9-12 charter school. Her main focus at Lake Erie is establishing a new culture with students, while holding them to high behavioral expectations that can translate to academic performance increases. In her spare time, she likes to travel, spend time with my children and cooking.
Teacher Picture Jenna Salupo
Academic Coach
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My name is Jenna Salupo and I am a 16 year veteran teacher and 1st year academic Coach for Lake Erie International High School.