“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” I spent many years dreaming of the chance to give back to the school I have loved throughout my life, and now, I am living my beautiful dream of being part of the administration of this stellar institution. My name is Heidi Greco, and I am the Dean of Academics for Fayetteville-Perry Local Schools. As a Rocket graduate, I have spent most of my life immersed in the halls of education in this district. I attended Fayetteville schools before attending Miami University where I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. From there, I continued my education at Wright State University earning a Master’s of Education in English Degree. I spent my first year teaching in New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Then I came back home to Fayetteville and started teaching here in 2008 and was able to spend 11 great years teaching ELA in grades 10-12. During that time, I continued my education, earning another Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership with a principal licensure from the University of Cincinnati and pursued a Master’s in English from Ohio University where I received my credentialing to teach English on the collegiate level. Fayetteville has always been the cornerstone of my life-and I am a proud member of the community. My husband, James, and I bought our home in Fayetteville in 2011, and are happily raising our daughters (Morgan-16, Story-4, and Hayze- 8 months old) in the town.
In 2019, right before the upheaval of the pandemic, I transitioned from the classroom to become the Dean of Academics. I am the first to hold this title at Fayetteville-Perry, and the job has many facets. As Dean of Academics I am the administrator of all things related to academics in the high school. I am responsible for everything from student scheduling, to state testing, College Credit Plus, ProgressBook, graduation requirements and seals, record keeping, transcripts, career planning, and ensuring college readiness. I am a member of the district leadership team, the building leadership team, safety committee, and the curriculum committee. I am trained in PBIS, gifted education, and the 40 developmental assets. I am looking forward to this new school year, and I plan to focus on increasing rigor and development of academics at Fayetteville High School. It is my goal to ensure that all students are afforded an outstanding education and that every Rocket is ready to soar into the future after graduation. I want to continue the legacy of excellence that comes with an education from Fayetteville High School, and I want to help each student develop the skills necessary for success in all they do. I am so excited to continue this adventure into the 2021-2022 school year. Once a Rocket, always a Rocket, and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me, for our students, our school, and our community.