From the moment I walked into Julie Billiart Schools, Lyndhurst campus as a second-grade teacher, it felt like home. Warm, welcoming, and steeped in Christian values, I knew I had found a second family in the Julie Billiarts Schools' community. Now, several years later as the first lay President/CEO of the organization, I feel inspired and privileged to be leading the Julie Billiart Schools family of schools into a future of growth and expansion. Like a proud parent, I, along with the Sisters of Notre Dame and our Board of Directors, am thrilled to have opened a JB school in Akron, Ohio. It’s exciting to know that we are now able to offer students and their families in and around Summit County, the same innovative approach to special education as we do at our Lyndhurst campus. The heartbeat of Julie Billiart Schools will always be our students: past, present, and future. We will forever be dedicated to their academic, social and spiritual growth. Their determination and zest for learning inspires us each and every day and reminds us of the hundreds of other students throughout Northeast Ohio that would benefit from our unique learning environment. It is for that reason, that I can say with confidence that I, and the entire Julie Billiart Schools family, are committed to going BEYOND EXPECTATIONS to serve the students that need us most. Just as we encourage our students to dive in, explore, and immerse themselves in learning, we invite you to do the same. Come learn more about Julie Billiart Schools.