University School Employees

University School is the best that it can be thanks to its dedicated faculty and a committed staff who ensure that the administrative structure of the school runs smoothly and efficiently.

Our teachers are talented men and women who care about the whole boy, his interests as well as his abilities, his personal concerns as well as his school performance. The relationships between faculty members and students are exceptionally rich. Their interactions are frequent and friendly, whether in the classroom, on the playing field, at morning assemblies, or in the dining hall. Many teachers coach sports teams and oversee activities; others fill the bleachers and auditoriums to cheer on the boys as they play and perform. Their powerful influence as friends, role models and tireless supporters is impossible to measure.


  • Photo of James Garrett
    James Garrett
    English Chairperson, English
    Appointed: 1982
    216-831-2200 x7419
    Cleveland State University - M.A.
    Oberlin College - B.A.
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    Scott Boehnen
    English Teacher, Admission
    Appointed: 2012
    216-831-2200 x7487
    University of Notre Dame - B.A.
    Stanford University - M.A.
    Stanford University - Ph.D
  • Patricia Budd
    English Teacher
    Appointed: 2024
    Kenyon College - BA
    Kenyon College - BFA
    Cleveland State University - MA
  • Photo of Lee Fallon
    Lee Fallon
    Head of Pettee House, English, Baseball
    Appointed: 2007
    216-831-2200 x7472
    University of Miami - B.S.C.
    USC - M.A.
    North Carolina - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Molly Klaisner
    Molly Klaisner
    English Teacher
    Appointed: 2020
    216-831-2200 x7349
    Harvard University - Ph.D.
    Williams College - B.A.
  • Photo of Peter Millett
    Peter Millett
    Latin, English, Academic Challenge
    Appointed: 2011
    216-831-2200 x7482
    Oxford University - M.A.
    Oxford University - B.A.
  • Photo of Kevin O'Brien
    Kevin O'Brien
    English, Lacrosse, MS Soccer
    Appointed: 2018
    216-831-2200 x7428
    Middlebury College - M.A.
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
  • Photo of John Somers
    John Somers
    English, Head of McKinley House, Cross Country
    Appointed: 2006
    216-831-2200 ext. 7491
    Brown University - M.A.T.
    Georgetown University - B.A.
  • Photo of Ashley Worthington
    Ashley Worthington
    Upper School English Teacher
    Appointed: 2022
    John Carroll University - M.A.
    The Ohio State University - B.A.

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9 – 12
Phone: 216-831-2200
University School serves over 850 boys in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence. University School is a diverse and inclusive community where each boy is known and loved. 
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