• Dear Ohio Elementary School Community,

    It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the incoming principal of the Ohio Elementary School. Having served as the North Tonawanda Middle School Assistant Principal for the previous three years I am familiar and passionate about our history, culture and programs. While I know there is much to learn, and change in leadership can be unsettling, I am committed to building upon our strengths and meeting the challenges ahead together.

    Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue Ohio’s legacy of success by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners. We will focus on character initiatives that focus on establishing and maintaining an environment that address social-emotional needs that will allow for all students to make yearly academic gains. Finally, we will continue the rich tradition of professional development to further build our staff's capacity to serve our students.

    Ohio Elementary School has a long, proud tradition of academic excellence. I am incredibly honored to have the opportunity to serve my community and work with such an amazing group of students, parents, and education professionals.  I look forward to the important work of learning, teaching, and community building that lies ahead! 


    John Steckstor
    Principal, Ohio Elementary