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Principal's Page

Principal's Page

Principal's Page


Shannon Sanzo

Ontario Principal Shannon Sanzo
My story:
I have been in education for over 25 years. I grew up in Willoughby Eastlake and
received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Cleveland State
University and a Master’s Degree in Special Education and taught for 10 years in
Willoughby Eastlake City Schools.
We moved to Ashtabula County and I took 5 years off to be home with my
children before returning to work in Ashtabula Area City Schools. I taught special
education and returned to school at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania to
receive a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership/Administration. I
have been with Ashtabula Area City Schools for 15 years.
I was an Assistant Principal at Superior Intermediate for 3 years before becoming
the Principal of Ontario Primary.
I absolutely love the staff here and we try to create a wonderfully safe and fun
environment for students to learn every single day!

Administrative Assistant

Nicole Petro

Nicole moved to Ashtabula in 1994 from Aurora, Colorado.  She graduated from Edgewood High School and has been a resident of Ashtabula ever since.  Nicole has been with the district for four years serving previously as the central registration administrative assistant and Early Learning Center administrative assistant.  
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Ontario Primary

Ontario Primary

Dragons Roar!


Outstanding Academics

Always Safe

Class DOJO

Many of our teachers used class DOJO last year as a means of keeping parents informed of student progress and behavior. You should have received an invitation from your child’s teacher to download the free Class DOJO app or log in for the computer. A separate letter will explain the pro-gram in more detail. Here is a basic explanation to get you started.

Instead of using the color wheel to keep track of student behavior on a general scale teachers will meet with students to set individual goals for the number of DOJO points they will try to earn. Once the goal is set stu-dents will start earning points toward their individual goal. Monthly celebrations (similar to the great green celebrations last year) will be for students who have met their goal during the month. A student is part of the celebration in the month he or she meets the goal. Then a new goal is set and the student continues. Beginning with September students will bring home the green folder with the monthly calendar. They will report daily whether or not they are making progress to-ward their goals.

Parents who use the app or login will be able to track progress daily as well as text message with the teacher. Many of our parents found the messaging to be an especially helpful communication tool.