Chief of Education

Monyka S. Price joined the Jackson Administration in October 2007 as the Chief of Education. Her responsibilities include advancing Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s vision of a regional approach to education and serving as the liaison between the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. In her capacity as the liaison, Price can be described as a catalyst for positive change and an advocate for total youth development.

Price’s work advances the Jackson Administration’s efforts to connect Cleveland residents with high quality educational opportunities from pre-K to college. She manages the Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program, serves on the Mayor’s Youth Development Committee and is a key organizer of Mayor Jackson’s annual citywide Youth Summit. In addition, she is working to advance education to serve both the academic and social needs of youth; and, ensure they have an educational foundation that emphasizes global awareness, financial literacy, citizenship, wellness, and lifelong learning.

She brings a unique combination of both education and business expertise to the Jackson Administration. Before assuming the role as Chief of Education, Price served as the Principal of Citizens’ Academy, a free, public, Kindergarten through fifth grade charter school, with approximately 400 students. Citizens' Academy is recognized as an exemplary Ohio School of Promise. Additionally, Price taught in Cleveland elementary schools. Prior to her career as an educator, Price built a successful career in sales and marketing.

Price is a graduate of Ursuline College where she earned two Master’s degrees in Education-Early Childhood and Education Administration. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Kent State University. Price has also received a Superintendent License and Certification from Cleveland State University. She serves as a board member for Positive Education Program, Design Lab Science Technology Engineering and Math, The Rainey Institute and John Hay Cleveland School of Science and Medicine in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.