The Wooster City School District welcomed Shannon Federinko as the new principal of Edgewood Middle School at its June board of education meeting. Federinko will replace CJ Spreng in leading Edgewood, effective August 1.
Federinko earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from the University of Akron and her superintendent licensure from Ashland University.
“Mrs. Federinko will be an excellent addition to the Wooster City School District,” said Wooster City Schools Superintendent Gabe Tudor. “We pride ourselves on hiring the best educators for our students. We know Ms. Federinko will bring a sense of innovation, enthusiasm and integrity to her role as principal. Edgewood students and staff will continue to reach new heights under her leadership.”
For the past 25 years, Federinko has served as principal at Heritage Elementary School in the Medina City School District. Previously, she held the title of assistant principal for North Royalton High School and Claggett Middle School in Medina. Federinko began her career as a math and science teacher at the middle school level.
Also included in her educational experience is a 15-year tenure as board secretary for the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA) advisory committee. Federinko worked with districts and schools statewide on instituting best practices for middle school education.
Federinko said her experiences serving students, staff and families in high-achieving districts have enabled her to find the best in others, build strong teams and create a cohesive culture where students and staff can perform at optimal levels.
“I’m excited to be joining Edgewood Middle School and Wooster City Schools,” Federinko said. “This district is known for having high standards for administrators, teachers and students. I look forward to collaborating with Edgewood staff and families to provide the best education for our students. I want to thank the Wooster Board of Education, Mr. Tudor and everyone at Wooster City Schools for the opportunity. I know we’ll do great things together!”
Edgewood Middle School boasts approximately 700 fifth, sixth and seventh-grade students. The school also has nearly 70 teaching faculty on staff.