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New Columbus Intermediate School Principal Appointed

The Bedford Board of Education has appointed JaTina Threat as the new Principal of Columbus Intermediate School, effective August 1, 2020.


Mrs. Threat comes to us from the Willoughby-Eastlake School District, where she served as the principal of a K-5 building for five years. Before becoming a Principal, she worked as a School Improvement Specialist for the Parma City School District. Prior to that, she was a classroom teacher at State Road Elementary School in Parma for one year and at Central Primary School in Bedford for three years.


“We are pleased that JaTina has returned to the Bedford City Schools, where she served as a teacher,” said Superintendent Andrea Celico. “Her enthusiasm and passion for the district, paired with her experience as an elementary principal, convinced us that she is the right fit for Columbus Intermediate.  We believe JaTina's knowledge of curriculum and her desire to increase student achievement and parent engagement will make a difference in our district.” 


Mrs. Threat earned a Bachelor of Arts and Science, majoring in psychology, from Capital University and a Master of Arts in Education from Baldwin Wallace College. She is currently working toward her Doctor of Education degree from Concordia University Chicago.


“I am excited to be returning to Bedford City Schools, and I am eager to begin building collaborative relationships with the students, teachers and families of Columbus Elementary School,” said Mrs. Threat. She is married with two children and loves reading a good book, traveling with family, and enjoying time spent with students.