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Meet Our Leadership Team!

Mr. Brian Hessey

Mr. Hessey is the Head of School for Gateway Online Academy. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Comprehensive Social Studies / Secondary Education and received his Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Mr. Hessey has served in education 34 years; 22 years as a teacher, 2 years as Assistant Principal, 1 year as Director of Special Education and 9 years as Principal. He has worked with at risk youth most of his career and looks forward to continuing to do so at Gateway Online Academy of Ohio.

Phone: 216-307-3143

Mr. Martin Yoder

Mr. Yoder is the Principal of Gateway Online Academy. He graduated from Malone University with a Bachelors in Mathematics, received his Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University, and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership. Mr. Yoder has served in education for over twenty-seven years; 17 as a mathematics teacher, six years as a high school principal, and four years as an associate middle school principal. He has worked with rural and city schools where he assisted in bringing career programs and post-secondary educational opportunities, worked with a mentoring program, supported socio-emotional learning and mental health programs, and facilitated a cooperative with a college to provide tutors for economically disadvantaged and struggling students. He is excited about this school year working with staff and students, helping all students be successful at Gateway Online Academy and helping students reach their goals.

Phone: 216-329-3415

Christina Lamorgese

Christina dedicates her time to students as the Student Services Coordinator at Gateway Online Academy. She is passionate about impacting the lives of young people. After graduating with her Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 2017, Christina served as an AmeriCorps Member with City Year Cleveland ‘18-‘20 in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.  It was there she became enthusiastic about empowering and advocating for youth, motivating her to continue to explore her work in education.

Phone: 330-267-4274

Jessica Brown

Jessica is the Office Manager at Gateway Online Academy. She has been working in the school systems for the past 8 years. She is there to help support staff and most importantly the students and their families. Jessica is here to answer any questions or help you in any way she can.

Phone: 216-304-5325

Bridget Wells

Bridget Wells is the Director of Students with Disabilities and Testing Coordinator for Gateway Online Academy. She graduated from The Ohio State University, Muskingum University and completed her Administration program in Educational Leadership and Public Policy at The Ohio State University. She has served in education for 22 years, and has held various leadership positions as Coordinator and Implemented several programs to work with students needing assistance toward graduation. She looks forward to an innovative and exciting school year for our students!

Phone: 330-920-0285

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