BackgroundEric Gordon was appointed Chief Executive Office of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, in June 2011 by the school district’s board.
Before becoming the leader of the Cleveland schools, Gordon served as the district’s chief academic officer, a position he held since October 2007. As chief academic officer, his main accomplishment was developing of the district’s Academic Transformation Plan. Now, as CEO, his main task is implementing it.
Gordon started his teaching career in the New Orlean Public Schools where he taught math for three years before moving to Toledo where he taught math at Calvin M. Woodward High School for two and a half years. He moved on to serve as an assistant principal, principal and central office administrator in Toledo, Oregon City and Olentangy.
He is currently on a one-year contract under which he is paid $233,000.
Gordon has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and a master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision from Bowling Green State University.