SMART Academy’s mission is to provide all students in grades k-4 of the Cleveland Community a strong literacy-based educational program that creates a community in which reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking serve as a foundation for life-long learning. Literacy means not only the ability to read, write, speak, and listen, but also to use language to learn, think, and communicate effectively. Students with a strong literacy foundation will be far more capable of securing quality employment, leading fulfilling lives, improving their communities and becoming productive citizens of society. SMART Academy also focuses on the holistic child. We, as the school leaders and governing board, will make decisions that include the parents and community, as these are two important elements that help foster a child’s ability to learn and develop both academically and emotionally.
Welcome to SMART Academy - Home of the Owls! Since opening our doors in 2018, SMART Academy has provided a safe & secure small classroom environment that promotes positive social-emotional support to all students.
SMART Academy was founded in the belief that our students' success is based on three pillars: School, Families and Community. Each of these three pillars is supported by our focus on a strong literacy foundation. Through our literacy-based educational program, students with a strong literacy foundation will be far more capable of securing quality employment, leading fulfilling lives, improving their communities and becoming productive citizens of society. Our staff takes the opportunity to learn the needs and strengths of each and every student to ensure success. With compassion and support, there is no limit to the success our students.
Thank you for choosing SMART Academy!
Ms. Yolanda Rodriguez
Ms. Yolanda Rodriguez
Ms. Rodriguez joined S.M.A.R.T Academy as principal in 2021 with over 22 years of experience as an educator and Principal. She has served in both Ohio and Florida which allows her to bring her many unique experiences and attributes to our school as our building Principal. Her experiences include professionally developing teachers, mentoring school leaders, raising student achievement through school accountability, and building strong ties with parents and community. Ms. Rodriguez holds a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems, A Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership and is currently in the final stages of earing her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. Ms. Rodriguez believes strongly in embracing culture and family so that we come together as a community to develop our students into successful future leaders.