Administrative Team

    Mr. Adam MarinoAdam Marino
    (440) 572-7090

    Adam Marino was named Principal of Strongsville Middle School in 2019. As Principal of Strongsville Middle School, Adam Marino assists in developing partnerships to help children reach their fullest potential.

    Mr. Marino said, “We want students to be able to think and solve problems. It is my sincere belief that all students can and will learn if the information presented to them is done in such a way that the student can grasp it. I believe in always growing and improving, and we will continue to strive for greatness in all aspects of what schools provide, such as, academics, social and emotional learning. In any one school year, when parents and the teachers work as a team; success can be attained.”

    Marino earned a B.A. from the University of Mount Union in Elementary Education and Psychology. He holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Mr. Marino also currently teaches graduate level course work through Communicate Institute.

    Prior to becoming the principal of Strongsville Middle School, he was the principal at Kinsner Elementary School for 5 years. Mr. Marino was a Teacher for 8 years at both the elementary and middle school levels. He also served as an Assistant Principal at Strongsville High School and Center Middle School.

    Mrs. Justina PetersJustina Peters
    Assistant Principal
    (440) 572-7090

    Justina Peters was named Assistant Principal of Strongsville Middle School in 2019. Peters helps to create a safe environment for students to learn and grow. She helps to instruct students at their individual educational; level to improve academic success. She takes part in promoting a positive environment—academically and socially. Mrs. Peters supports teachers with all academic and behavioral needs to provide the best possible education for students at SMS.

    Mrs. Peters earned a B.S. in Education from Kent State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. She has just completed her 25th year in Elementary Education.

    Prior to becoming the Assistant Principal at SMS, she was the Principal at Muraski from 2008-2019, Peters taught 10 years at the elementary level. From 1990-2000 she was a Teacher at Keystone Local Schools where she was a former Basketball and Volleyball Coach. Peters was also the Principal at Vincent Elementary in Clearview, Adjunct Professor for both Bowling Green State University and Ashland University, and the Facilitator for on-line math programs at Miami University from 2009-2015.

    Mrs. Jamie Bailey J. Bailey
    Assistant Principal
    (440) 572-7090

    Jamie Bailey was named Assistant Principal of Strongsville Middle School in 2019. 

    "Dream Big. Work Hard. Be You." These phrases are what Mrs. Bailey encourages all of her students to remember at Strongsville Middle School. Mrs. Bailey believes that no dream is too big, if you can put your mind to it. Reaching for your dreams is not an easy task - it takes commitment and effort - but putting forth this effort is well worth it. In the process, Mrs. Bailey also reminds students that being yourself is the most important ideal. She looks forward to learning what makes each student unique, building strong relationships with the students of Strongsville Middle School, and helping all students achieve success, both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Mrs. Bailey earned a B.A. from the University of Dayton in Communication. She also attended Cleveland State University where she received her teaching license, Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and her Administration certificate.

    Prior to becoming the Assistant Principal at SMS she taught at Kinsner Elementary from 2010-2019.

    Mrs. Kristy McKinley
    Main Office Secretary

    (440) 268-5920

    Mrs. Debra Cook
    Attendance/ Secretary 

    (440) 572-7090

    Mrs. Sherry Kulway
    Attendance/ Secretary 

    (440) 572-7090

    Mrs. Patti Bendzuck
    Guidance Secretary 
    (440) 572-7088

    Mr. Jeff Bremer
    School Nurse