Skip to main content

Welcome from the Principal


Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Lead Principal

Kirk Pavelich
Dear North Royalton Elementary School Families:

Welcome to the 2022-23 academic school year! I am so excited for the start of a new school year in our state of the art facility. One of my favorite educational speakers once said: “Let's stop thinking of school as something we pay for and start thinking about school as something we invest in.” Our community did just that by ensuring that current and future generations of students will have the resources and facilities necessary at North Royalton Elementary School to achieve their fullest potential!

I am also thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a wonderful group of people at this building, as we are fortunate to combine the experience and expertise of the staff members from Albion, Royal View and Valley Vista Elementary Schools. These former schools not only provided our community with years of memories and traditions, but were also recognized at the national and state levels as Blue Ribbon and Hall of Fame award winners. We are eager to make that same impact at North Royalton Elementary School as we strive to enhance the educational opportunities for the preschool through grade four students in this District.

Our main goal for the upcoming year is to meet the needs of all learners, both socially and academically. Together we should work cooperatively and collaboratively to create a positive environment that will assist all students in becoming life-long learners, as well as help them to model citizenship, respect and responsibility.

NRES will also embrace a balanced, comprehensive approach to literacy. We will be guided by educational research aimed at increasing students’ ability to make personal connections to the world, while supporting each child’s ability to climb the ladder of text difficulty with success. Rigorous and relevant instruction in listening, oral language development, reading, writing, and presentation skills will form the foundation needed across all grade levels to build strong, motivated, literate students. 

We believe that parents, teachers, and students working together is of the utmost importance in helping us achieve all of our goals. It is our desire to work together with all of you to ensure North Royalton Elementary becomes the same type of inviting place you experienced at your child’s previous elementary school.

This upcoming year will undoubtedly be filled with great challenges but also extraordinary rewards. We look forward to working together with all of you to make a positive impact in the lives of our students!


Kirk V. Pavelich 
Lead Principal 
North Royalton Elementary School
16400 State Road 
North Royalton, OH 44133 
Phone: 440-582-9060


North Royalton 
Elementary School
16400 State Road
North Royalton, OH. 44133
Phone: 440-582-9060
Attendance Line:
Fax: 440-230-5100

Lead Principal
Kirk Pavelich | EMAIL 

Administrative Secretary to Lead Principal
Tina Schwab  | EMAIL

Lesley Smith
Assistant Principal Grade 1-2 
Lesley Smith | EMAIL 
Vince Ketterer
Principal Grades 3-4 
Vince Ketterer | EMAIL 
Mike McGinnis
Principal Pre-K - K 
Mike McGinnis | EMAIL 

Administrative Secretary to Principals
Carolyn Saki | EMAIL 
Administrative Secretary - Attendance Office 
Sandy Perozeni | EMAIL 

School Schedule 
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Preschool Schedule 
9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

© 2023. North Royalton City Schools. All Rights Reserved.
View text-based website