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I am thrilled to join the Lakeside family. As we look ahead to the upcoming academic year, I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself and express my gratitude for the warm welcome I have received from the community, staff, parents, and students. 


Over the past 16 years, I have had the privilege of serving as a principal with over 32 years experience in education, where I witnessed the power of education in transforming lives and shaping futures. These experiences have instilled in me a deep understanding of the challenges and rewards associated with education and educational leadership.


I am a proud graduate of Ashtabula High School, where my passion for education was ignited. It gives me great joy to return to the community that laid the foundation for my journey.  I pursued my Bachelor's degree at Kent State University, and later, I earned my Master's degree from Youngstown State University. These educational milestones have been instrumental in shaping my educational philosophy and approach to leadership.


As I step into the role of principal at Lakeside High School, I am committed to fostering an environment that prioritizes academic excellence, student well-being, and inclusive growth.  I believe that each of you are the building blocks upon which we will build a thriving educational community and help prepare our students for all your future endeavors.   

Please feel free to visit me in my office, or reach out via email at I am eager to build strong relationships rooted in trust and mutual respect.


Douglas Wetherholt

(440) 993-2522 ext. 11036


Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal


I am excited to begin my educational leadership journey here at Lakeside High School! I am honored to work with the staff and students at LHS and am dedicated to academic success, safety and the well being of all stakeholders.  I had the pleasure of working with some LHS students as an Intervention Specialist and Science teacher at A-Tech where I taught for the past 10 years. I have 23 years of experience in education and am looking forward to my new role as Assistant Principal.  


Sarah Davis

440-993-2522 ext. 11034


Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

I am entering my third year as an Assistant Principal at LHS and I am very excited to continue the good work we are doing in the Ashtabula Area City School District.  I pursued my Bachelor’s degree in secondary education and completed my Master’s in Educational Administration at Toledo University.  Prior to my time at Lakeside High School, I taught 8th grade American History in Southwest Ohio. I made the leap into educational leadership at Euclid High School as an Assistant Principal. 

If you have any questions throughout the school year, do not hesitate to reach out to me.
John Pinto
440-993-2522 Ext. 11032