New Academic Dean Joins the LCA Family

Lakewood Catholic Academy is proud to announce that Ms. Brenna Warrell has accepted the position of Dean of Academics to focus on the areas of curriculum, innovative instruction and educational technology.

President Brian Sinchak informed the school community of the appointment,  “I am confident that Ms. Warrell will be a valuable addition to our administrative team and will provide strong academic leadership and support to our classroom educators.”

Ms. Warrell is a graduate of Denison University where she earned a BA in History and Education.  She is completing her Masters in Educational Administration at Notre Dame College. Ms. Warrell is currently an educator at St. Christopher School in Rocky River where she has served in a variety of teacher-leader roles, including a time as interim principal during the principal’s medical leave. Additionally, she has earned recognition as an exemplary educator from the Ohio Council for Social Studies.

Jennifer Berardinelli, one of our Diocesan Superintendents, commented, “Every so often a teacher comes along whose skills and potential are immediately evident. Ms. Brenna Warrell is one of those rare individuals whose desire and love of education is matched only by her skill and dedication. Brenna is knowledgeable, organized and detail oriented. I am impressed by her enthusiasm, her willingness to be of service, her flexibility and sincere concern for the students. Brenna is a role model for our students and other teachers. She consistently demonstrates the values we desire in society: trustworthiness, honesty, perseverance, dedication and strength of character. Without a doubt, Brenna would be an asset to your community.”

Melissa Hokanson in the Office of Catholic Schools said, “Because Brenna is strong in technology and incorporating it into her classroom, our office has requested her expertise in facilitating events and leading groups in curriculum mapping.  Brenna is enthusiastic, dedicated to students, and is a team player.  She is a dedicated Catholic school educator who will bring many gifts to your staff and students.”

Sinchak concluded, “I am certain that we have hired a talented administrator devoted to her faith who will continue to enhance our school’s tradition of academic excellence.”