Welcome to Program Manager Kelley Bagayoko

Please welcome Kelley Bagayoko, CPS Program Manager for the Clifton Area Neighborhood School. Ms. Bagayoko has served as Assistant Principal to Kilgour School and was a fellow in Ohio’s BRIGHT New Leaders for Ohio Schools.” She graduated from Tulane University and Ohio State University, has a background in law and served as Chief of Staff to Louisiana State Representative Helena Moreno. Before working in education Ms. Bagayoko worked in law and governmental affairs.

CPS Superintendent Laura Mitchell appointed Ms. Bagayoko and Assistant Superintendent Susan Bunte to guide establishment of the school. Along with our interim principal Jaren Finney at Rising Stars Academy on Vine, they will advise and support the preparation of the permanent location at former Clifton School building (3711 Clifton Avenue), the hiring of teachers, planning & executing recruitment & enrollment activities, and establishment of community partnerships. Ms. Bagayoko and Ms. Bunte are working in collaborating with the CANS Advisory Group also.  “CPS is strongly committed to the development of this neighborhood school, as we continue to add grades year by year to serve preschool through 6th grades. We’re dedicating resources and staff to grow this new educational entity in partnership with the families and communities it will serve,” said Superintendent Mitchell. “I’m looking forward to working with the families of the Clifton, CUF and Spring Grove Village communities as we continue to move forward.”