• The Superintendent is Mr. Michael Sheppard
    216-898-8300 x 6240
    The Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent is
    Mrs. Dinah Jones
    216-898-8300 x 6241 

    This office oversees the entire operation of the Berea City School District.
    mshep Welcome to the Berea City Schools District website. Our website is designed so that all of our key stakeholders are able to see what is happening across our school district. We are extremely proud of our Excellent rating and all of the wonderful opportunities we offer our students. I encourage you to visit our individual building websites to see all of the great activities happening across the district. I believe you will find that the Berea City School District is Inspiring Excellence and helping students achieve dreams they never imagined possible. 


    Mike attended high school in Hamilton, Massachusetts and then traveled to Baldwin-Wallace College (currently Baldwin Wallace University) where he completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.

    He then began his career in the Berea City School District in 1990 as a teacher and coach.

    In 1994, Mike began his administrative experience as the Administrative Intern at Brook Park Memorial Elementary and then in 1997 became the Principal of Smith Elementary School.

    After seven years as Principal of Smith Elementary School, Mike was selected to be the Director of Personnel and Employee Relations for the district, then to the position of Assistant Superintendent. Mike began his appointment as Superintendent beginning August 1, 2011.

    Mike has been with the Berea City School District for 27 years during which time he has had the opportunity to work with many wonderful and caring people.

    He is married to his wife, Kerry, a 4th grade teacher in North Royalton, and they have two beautiful children, a daughter Riley, and a son, Noah.
    The Superintendent is responsible for:
    • Board of Education

    • Communications

    • School System Policies and Procedures

    • District Senate

    • Suspension and Expulsion Hearings
    • Tuition Students

    • School Closings