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Paul G.

Hello Cardinal Families,

Welcome to the 2024-2025 school year!

My name is Paul Gerycz. I am so excited to be the Cardinal Jr/Sr High School Principal! It is an incredible honor and privilege to be able to serve our Cardinal families in these roles, and I am extremely excited about this new school year.

This year will begin my thirty-sixth year in education where I have been a principal, an athletic director, a teacher, and a coach. My wife, Sally, and I have been married for thirty-two years. We have been blessed with two daughters, Allison and Emily. We are Ohio natives and life-long Cleveland sports fans.

At Cardinal Local Schools, everything we do is based on our core belief of Huskie P.R.I.D.E. (Productive, Respectful, Involved, Determined, and Empathetic). Cardinal Schools – let’s work together to make the upcoming school year the best it can be! I look forward to sharing with you in all of the amazing experiences that are in store for us.

Proud to be a Huskie,

Paul J. Gerycz,  Jr/Sr High School Principal

About

Brian G.

Hello Cardinal Jr/Sr High School Families!

I would like to welcome you all to the new school year at Cardinal Local Schools. The staff is excited to work with each and every student to help them achieve all of their academic goals. We work extremely hard to support every student and to build and develop a culture and climate of excellence.

I’m proud to say that the 2024-2025 school year will be my 16th year at Cardinal Local Schools. I have been at Cardinal from the beginning, completing my student teaching here, working as a building sub, head varsity coach and classroom teacher. I am excited to begin my second year as the 7-12 assistant principal and continue to serve the Cardinal community.

Education is about people, and as Woody Hayes once said “You win with people!” We value communication, collaboration and the connections we make in our community. Please reach out to us at any time and GO HUSKIES!

Proud to be a Huskie,

Brian George, Jr/Sr High School Assistant Principal

About

Bob K.

Hello Cardinal Elementary Families!

My name is Bob Kujala, and I am excited to be the Principal of Cardinal Elementary School. I have served in educational leadership since 2011 at local schools, Windham Exempted Village Schools and Southington Local Schools. My spouse, Rachel and I have three children (my daughters, Emily and Mara, attend YSU and my son, Matt is a Sophomore at Labrae High School. 

Last year was my first in the district and it was awesome to get to really know the culture and traditions of the district and of course, get to know my students. I am so appreciative of the families and support they provided over the year for me at Jordak Elementary. 


If one thing is constant in life, it is change. So without further adieu, this year, we are bringing together the students and staff from Jordak Elementary and part of Cardinal Middle School. This new beginning is really exciting because of the opportunities this new configuration will provide. Our teachers will be able to collaborate further up the grade levels. This will help with planning and implementing instruction and providing intervention as needed. The facilities provided much larger physical education opportunities and access to technology opportunities. I am sure there will be some adjusting pains that we will work through, but in the end Huskie Pride travels! 

What will not change, is my commitment to providing the very best educational experience for the children of the Cardinal Community. I am looking forward to the 2024 school year and continuing to grow as the Principal of Cardinal Elementary School.

Proud to be a Huskie,

Bob Kujala, Cardinal Elementary School Principal

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Brittney Wilson is the new assistant principal at Cardinal Elementary School.

Hello Cardinal Families!

Brittney Wilson, Cardinal Elementary School Assistant Principal

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Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Anna L. (Valedictorian)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the class! Rachael Z.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Rachael Z. (Salutatorian)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Emma G.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Emma G. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Ian W.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Ian W. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Carlie W.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Carlie W. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Emily D.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Emily D. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Vincent D.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Vincent D. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Jackson P.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Jackson P. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Morgan S.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Morgan S. (Top 10)

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class! Logan S.

Congratulations to the Top 10 of the Class!

- Logan S. (Top 10)