Every morning, there’s a familiar face greeting the
students of the Health and Human Services STEM Academy, known as HS2,
on their way to class. Mrs. McCloud, principal of the academy located at
Reynoldsburg High School’s Livingston Campus, has been with the District for 11
years. She began her career as a substitute teacher and worked her way up to
being the principal of HS2. The
academy is one of the four high school academies, and one of only two
Ohio-designated STEM schools specializing in medical fields.
When we asked Mrs. McCloud what her favorite part of being
principal is, she said, “Every year graduation is incredible to see kids
finally realize and be proud of their accomplishments.” A close second is Prom.
Mrs. McCloud credits her success to her amazing staff. “They
are wonderful, caring people and go out of their way to help students be
successful,” she said.
HS2 draws on the strengths of scientific methods and technology to
focus on health sciences and human services. Students work alongside
professionals in health and human services to think critically, solve problems
and advocate for others.
Originally from Laguna Beach, California, Mrs. McCloud
moved to Ohio and was in the Ohio National Guard for seven years. She earned
her bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and her master’s from
Capella University, based in Minneapolis.