Principal's Message



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Mrs. Amanda Zapotechne

Dear North Ridgeville Students and Families, 

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! I am very excited to welcome all of our first and second-grade students back to school this fall. 

As the principal of Liberty Elementary, it is my goal to work hand-in-hand with our staff, students, and families to create a joyful learning environment where all students can reach their full potential. As an avid reader and life-long learner, I understand how important it is to instill a love of reading and learning by allowing students to engage in authentic and creative learning opportunities. It is my hope that we are able to spark curiosity in each of our students so that they develop a love of reading and learning as well. 

First and second grade is an exciting time in a student’s educational journey, and it is a time where students learn important foundational skills that will help them to be successful throughout the course of their education. I am confident that each of our students will learn and accomplish great things this year, and I look forward to celebrating their success along the way. 

Please know that if there is any way I can support you or your child, I am always happy to do so! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. You may call the main office at (440) 327-6767, or you may email me at

I am looking forward to an amazing school year together!

Amanda Zapotechne
Principal, Liberty Elementary

About the Principal

  • I am honored to be joining the North Ridgeville City School District as the principal of Liberty Elementary. My master’s degree was completed at Bowling Green State University in Educational Leadership, and my bachelor’s degree was completed at The University of Akron in Middle Childhood Education. I am coming to North Ridgeville from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, where I served as an assistant principal. Prior to my time at CMSD, I was an English Language Arts teacher in the Avon Local School District and in the New York City Department of Education.