WENDY HOKE – PRESIDENT
The Board of Directors and Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland named Wendy as Beaumont School’s fifth president and first lay president in May 2017. Over the past four years, she has led Beaumont through enrollment growth, strategic plan, and master campus plan. After securing the largest gift in Beaumont’s history, she is currently leading a capital campaign to renovate Beaumont’s student experience areas. Prior to joining Beaumont, Wendy served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Her experience in hospital administration came in handy as Wendy successfully leads Beaumont through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Wendy spent nearly 20 years a journalist, including two stints covering the city and schools in Cleveland Heights. She wrote 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 in 2008 and a member of the U.S. delegation to the East Asia Journalists Forum in Seoul, South Korea in 2004. Wendy has served in board leadership roles for the Society of Professional Journalists, Campus District, Inc., and currently serves on the Saint Ignatius High School Board of Regents. She is a member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2019. A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Wendy and her husband, Dan, live in Fairview Park. They have three grown sons and a new grandson.
ANN HOELZEL – PRINCIPAL
Ann Hoelzel was named principal beginning June 1, 2022. Prior to this position, Ann was named to Beaumont’s administrative team in July 2020 as Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs. Ann first 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.
COREEN SCHAEFER – ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Coreen joyfully rejoins the Beaumont community in 2021 as Assistant Principal of Students Affairs, after serving as Beaumont’s Dean of Students from 2013-2017. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Virginia, a Master of Teaching in Secondary English from the University of Virginia, and a Master of Education in Administration from John Carroll University. A lifelong Catholic school educator, Coreen has spent eight years in the classroom and most recently, directed experiential learning initiatives at Gilmour Academy. She served as a Resident Educator Mentor to new faculty at Gilmour Academy and Chaviva High School. Coreen holds five Ohio educator licenses, is an OTES credentialed teacher evaluator, and will complete her Superintendency Licensure at Ursuline College this spring. She is passionate about all-girls education; hands-on learning and dialogue; community building; and diversity, inclusion, and empathy initiatives. In her previous season at Beaumont, Coreen introduced Convocation, the St. Angela Merici Speaker Series, the Diversity and Inclusion Team, and wellness programming. She loves the “Ursuline way.” Coreen and her husband live in Independence with their three children.