Susan Cleveland, principal at Boerne Middle School South, is physically smaller than your stereotypical campus leader. She says so herself.
“Just watch; when I sit at my desk, I’m going to look tiny,” she exclaims, laughing. “You see? Don’t I look like a little kid?”
(Pssst… she actually does.)
It’s not anything the common observer would pick up on right away. But, once Cleveland mentions how petite she is, you can totally see it.
Still, in her 13th year as an educator, Cleveland boldly rises to the challenges public school principals face. She competently leads her faculty and staff and she courageously stands up for each of her students.
“I have pretty clear ideas of what schools should look like and how they should support kids,”she says. “Every kid should get what they need. We should meet them where they are and we should make sure they grow. That’s our job.”
Cleveland walks the talk. She is committed to every child at Boerne Middle School South. She is particularly involved in the day-to-day goings-on of her students with various disabilities – the students in the school’s life skills special education classes.