Elementary School
About Us

Band/Instrumental Music


Chess Club 

Future Possibilities 

Lunchroom Helper

Community Partnerships

Cranbrook Elementary School has an active relationship with The Ohio State University Business Operations Department, as well as Reading Recovery. We also welcome Future Possibilities as a partner with Cranbrook Elementary School.


Cranbrook offers a strong academic program. There is an uninterrupted reading/language arts block with an additional 30 minutes for writing. Students receive sixty minutes daily of highly focused math instruction. Everyone is actively engaged in the educational process. All learners are motivated to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and independently.

Dress Code:
We follow the Superintendent’s Dress Code Policy with clothing that does not detract from the educational atmosphere. For more information, click here

Fun Activities:

Cranbrook students work hard to earn rewards for academic achievement, attendance and good citizenship. Cranbrook students participate in an Invention Convention, spelling bee, chess, choir and instrumental music. The Cranbrook student council is a service organization with representatives from grades 1-5. Their activities include a canned food drive, support for Special Olympics and a yearly school wide project.

Hours of Operation:

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Lunch Menu:



Mission Statement:
"Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community."

Parent Involvement

Cranbrook parents are involved in the Parent-Teacher Association. This group provides financial support for additional classroom materials. It also supports extra-curricular school wide activities. Consider joining the Parent-Teacher Association. Our Parent Consultant try to engage parents in various projects or activities throughout the school. Call the school office and leave a message for our Parent Consultant if you are interested in volunteering during the school day,assisting teachers in the classroom, tutoring, reading to students, etc. There is a place for you at Cranbrook!

Parent-Student Handbook

Melinda Dixon

Principal Email Address


Open House Wednesday, September 24, 2014 6-7:30 pm

PTA/PTO Contact Information
PTA President- Amanda Casbohm   814-547-1604

PTA Vice President-  Tera Lewis  317-590-1768    
PTA Treasurer- Stephanie Turner  614-962-5715

PTA Secretary- Emmy Partin  614-439-4836

You may call the school @ 365-5497 and leave a message. Let us know if you would like to serve on a committee or help.

School Colors:

Red/Royal Blue

School Motto:


Teacher Contact Information

Principal: Melinda Dixon -

Secretary: Sue Nippert -

Grade: Teacher email

K Judith Bruck

K Ellen Moscato

1 Angel Negron

1 Denise Carskadon

1 Laura Kravitz

2 Megan Adair

2- Deepa Ganschinietz

3 Sara Tibbs                   

3 Alissa Flores


4-5 ECLIPSE Donna Harris

4-5 Beth Mikesell

MH  Goldie Fraley

MH 3-5 Dana Lustri

ED 2-4 Jodi Sutton

MD-K-1 Paula Haven

MD-K-1 Chris Weyand

Reading TOSA Roni Becht

ESL 2-5 Michelle McCague

ESL K-1 Ann Bixler

Instructional Assistants:

K Vicki Cherry

K Kathleen Chatfield

MH Enrica Apollonio

MH Nancy Vogel

MH Lisa Harris

MD James Turner

MD Celeste Gaver

MD Angela Rundio

MD Christine Doctor

ED Angela Cain-Borgers


ESL (Spanish) Laura de los Santos

Library Kathleen Bertner

CiMS/GF Kathleen Chatfield

PEAK Sean Marshall


1-2 Reading - LLI Gina Negron

Gr.3 Reading -LLI Charlene Batiste

Counselor Erin Lacey

Speech/Language Diane Bertke

Psychologist Liesel Parsons

Nurse Nikki Ramming

Art Jane Holden

Vocal Music Kary Dover

Instru. Music Daniel King

Physical Education Elaine Insinga

Adapted Phys. Ed. Chris Guzzo

Occupat. Therapist Stacy Went

Occupat. Therapist Elizabeth Ray

Physical Therapist Connie Benner

Gifted Specialist Kara Lucas

Treasurer Beth Wagonbrenner 

Food Service Brenda Khun

Special Ed Consultant Michelle Osmond

Head Custodian - Day Kirk Miner

Night Custodian Russell Morgan

Vision Statement

It is the mission of Cranbrook Elementary School to provide the highest quality education for all students. We believe that children are our most valuable assets. Children are our future. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide varied and challenging learning opportunities in a praising, supportive and safe environment. We believe all children have individual needs and abilities. Meeting the needs of the students can best be achieved by the collaborative efforts of staff, family and community.

Contact Information
Cranbrook Elementary School
908 Bricker Boulevard
Columbus, OH 4322
Phone: (614) 365-5497
Fax: (614) 365-5496
Principal - Stan Embry
(614) 365-5497  |   908 Bricker Boulevard Columbus, OH 43221
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