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Hello OCP Families,

I could not be more excited to lead OCP as Principal this school year. I have had the absolute pleasure of working closely with Mrs. Hall-Green during the 2020/2021 school year. It is my honor to continue her work with a focus on growth. For me, this means embracing the “Mamba Mentality.” As the late Kobe Bryant said, “It’s a constant quest to try to be better today than you were yesterday and better tomorrow than you were the day before.”

As we as a country transition into a new sense of normal, it is my sincere hope that we can resume more traditional education. In the event that we need to continue remote learning, please know that the OCP team is committed to providing the rigorous and quality education that each and every student needs. I recognize that if we return to traditional school, it will be an adjustment for our students. I am committed to supporting them through this adjustment. No matter how the learning takes place, we will provide your scholar with the quality education they deserve.

Ohio College Preparatory School is here to guide your student through their learning. We will work with your scholar to develop their own goals and own their progress towards meeting them. We recognize that many students experienced challenges during the pandemic and we are committed to working hard to close those gaps and push students to excel.

I am very family centered and community rooted. I live in this community with my own family. I am excited to blend my school family with my personal family. I hope to get back to having monthly events and activities that we can enjoy as a school community.

I am here to help in any way I can.  Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns you may have. Our summer office hours are from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm daily.


Yours in Education,
Kay Boyd

Kay Boyd, Principal

Meet Kay Boyd, Ohio College Preparatory School’s Principal. Mrs. Boyd is extremely excited to start her first year as Principal at OCP. Mrs. Boyd completed her undergraduate studies at Notre Dame College in Special Education (K-12 Mild/Moderate Intervention). She completed her graduate studies at Notre Dame College as well, earning Master’s in Educational Leadership.  She previously was OCP’s Lead Intervention Specialist.  Away from work, Mrs. Boyd loves spending time with her husband, children, grandson, nieces and nephews.  She also loves to travel, read, and listen to a variety of podcasts. You can contact Principal Boyd directly at Kboyd@ohiocollegeprep.org or by calling the school at 216.453.4550.

Debroah A. Mays, Superintendent

Debroah Mays joined ACCEL Schools in 2015 with over 17 years of experience in K-12 Education and Human Resources Management. As Regional Vice President, Ms. Mays oversees leadership development, instructional programming, fiscal responsibility, daily operations,and strategic planning for multiple schools in Northeast Ohio. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Ms. Mays served as Superintendent, Principal, and Teacher in urban schools, and Associate Vice President at an employment and training consulting firm. Ms. Mays is a self-motivated executive with high performance standards and the ability to articulate a clear vision and objectives to all stakeholders. She has proven experience implementing multi-million dollar school budgets, and analyzing and controlling expenditures with an understanding of instructional programs and the budgeting process. She is an experienced and well-rounded leader with expertise in areas of counseling, public relations, budget oversight, and academic administration. Ms. Mays holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Notre Dame College and a Master’s degree in Education–Adult Learning & Development from Cleveland State University.

Community School

Ohio College Preparatory School is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS) which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.