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-Kindergarten to postsecondary. In her position, she played a key role in the implementation of the Cleveland Plan, and has been instrumental in the establishment of, and serves in leadership roles, in PRE4CLE, the Higher Education Compact, the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, and Say Yes To Education Cleveland.

She manages the Mayor Frank G. Jackson Scholarship Program, is the Chair of the Mayor’s Youth Development Committee and is a key organizer of Mayor Jackson’s annual citywide Youth Summit and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Back-to-School Fair. 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. 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 and she has also received a Superintendent License and Certification from Cleveland State University. In May 2019, Price earned her Doctorate degree in Education Leadership from Youngstown State University.

She serves as a board member for The Rainey Institute, John Hay Cleveland School of Science and Medicine in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and City Year Cleveland.