Degrees and Certifications:

Principal Nedria McClain

Nedria McClain has been in education for more than 18 years. McClain earned her master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Cincinnati. She also holds a master’s degree in elementary education from Xavier University.

McClain began her teaching career at Millvale Elementary School in the Cincinnati Public School District as a self-contained fifth grade teacher. She also taught students in grades sixth, seventh and eighth. McClain subsequently became the assistant principal at Winton Montessori School and Westwood Elementary School before becoming the principal at Hays-Porter School, where she is still currently presiding.

McClain has been involved in a number of committees throughout her career, such as the professional development committee, administrator’s evaluation committee, lead teacher committee, assistant principal professional development and many others. She has served in various roles at the local and district level, which has played a critical role in many aspects of educational professional development.

In July of 2009, McClain began a school turnaround program with the University of Virginia and she received her school turnaround specialist credential from the University in June, 2011. McClain believes that all children can learn, but each child learns in different ways. She believes that keeping a positive atmosphere is one of the key ingredients to success. McClain’s motto is “Teamwork makes the dream work!” She is a very visible and personable principal that makes sure she gets to know every student by name. She is looking forward to continuing her career in education and making a difference in the lives of children!