John Leatherman, principal of the academy, has been with the Medina City School District since 2000 as a 7th and 8th grade teacher at Claggett Middle School. During that time, he also served as an administrative intern at Claggett from 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. He previously held the office of president of the Medina City Teachers Association (MCTA), a position he has held since 2010.
John served in the Army from 1987-1991 and is a 1995 graduate of The Ohio State University. He obtained his Master’s in Administration from Ashland University in 2004. He began his career in Chicago, IL in 1995 teaching there for approximately 5 years prior to coming to Medina. During Leatherman’s time with the district, he has been on several district-wide committees and has coached both football and basketball at the middle and high school levels.