Meet Beaumont's President, Principal, and Assistant Principals who lead as a team by collaboratively advancing the mission of Beaumont.
WENDY HOKE – PRESIDENT
Wendy was named Beaumont School’s fifth president and first lay president in May 2017. Prior to joining Beaumont in June 2017, she served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center where she led all marketing, communications, marketing outreach and external relations. She also served as President of the Campus District, Inc. board. Now in her third career, Wendy spent nearly 20 years a journalist, writing for local and national publications on a variety of topics, including faith, education reform and personality profiles. She was a frequent speaker as a journalist and a local and national leader of the Society of Professional Journalists. She was a Peter Jennings Fellow for Journalists and the Constitution and has won numerous awards for her writing and for her marketing strategy while at St. Vincent Charity. Wendy is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. “Wendy is the type of leader we need to move Beaumont forward, while honoring our Ursuline heritage,” says Sister Susan Durkin, OSU, congregational leader of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. “This is a very exciting time at the school, and we are confident she will be able to lead the school to expanded enrollment so that even more young women can be educated for life, leadership and service in the Ursuline tradition.” Wendy and her husband, Dan, raised their three sons in Bay Village, where they are members of St. Raphael Parish.
NICK BEYER – PRINCIPAL
Nick assumed the responsibilities of school principal on July 1, 2017. He joined the Beaumont community in 2013 as Dean of Academics. In this critical role, Nick was responsible for developing a long-term vision for the school curriculum to integrate new trends in education. He helped create the master schedule by creating new classes, developing class registration, and assigning faculty to classes that best served the needs of the students. He also took the responsibility to lead Beaumont toward the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme authorization, including development of the IB curriculum, faculty training, and student recruitment into the program. Prior to joining Beaumont School, Nick taught social studies and served as department chair at Benedictine High School. He is a graduate of Bowling Green University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He has received his Masters of Education and his PostMaster Administration License from John Carroll University. In addition, Nick is a certified International Baccalaureate Administrator and Coordinator. He is an Ohio resident educator mentor and serves on the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association Steering Committee. Nick and his wife live in University Heights.
MICHELE BERNOT – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
Michele joined Beaumont’s administrative team as assistant principal in July 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Notre Dame College, a Master of Arts Degree in Theology from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, and is completing a Master of Education from Ursuline College. She holds Principal Licensure from the State of Ohio, a Master Teaching Certification for Secondary Theology and English, and she is a certified VIRTUS facilitator. Prior to joining Beaumont, Michele held positions of VP of Mission and Ministry, Director of Campus Ministry, and Theology teacher at Lake Catholic High School. In these roles, she designed and implemented programs that infused the Catholic mission and administrative principles throughout the school. She helped formulate and lead an Intervention Assistance Team in order to identify academic, disciplinary and social challenges in order to better support students. She led counseling mediation and intervention for students, as well as served as a liaison for family meetings and parent sessions. Michele co-chairs Diocesan Catholic Schools for Peace and Justice Network and serves on the Diocesan Pastoral Care Committee. Michele and her husband raised three children in Mentor.
ANN HOELZEL – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Ann joined Beaumont’s administrative team in July 2020 as Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Ann joined Beaumont in 2016 and led the successful implementation of and doubled the participation in the IB Diploma Program at Beaumont. She sat as a faculty representative on the Strategic Planning Committee and advocated for improved pedagogical practices and technology integration. Ann has spearheaded innovative approaches to professional development and has worked closely with leadership on instructional technology initiatives. Ann also sits on the Academic and Ursuline Identity Committee of the Beaumont Board. Prior to joining the administrative team, Ann taught Social Studies at Euclid Central Middle School, Solon High School and Beaumont School, achieving a 100% passage rate in IB HL History and leading several students to top 2% scores on portions of the IB Assessments. She holds Masters of Education degrees in several areas, including: Teaching and Learning, Instructional Technology, and Educational Administration. She also holds a law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Ann lives with her family in South Russell.