Leatrice Clark, 53
We have come to the community a couple of different times over the course of my career to pass levies to support the school. I know that it’s a great sacrifice every time the community passes a levy, because their taxes go up.
One of the things that I noticed about the people who live here for a long period of time is they shop in Cleveland Heights. If they live in Cleveland Heights, they shop here, they go to the restaurants here, they go to the hardware store here.
The food is amazing. From The Fairmount to Stone Oven — their fresh bakery is amazing. I have to limit myself.
The kids are really diverse. And they’re really inclusive. In some of my classes, they would come and sit in each other’s lap and just talk. It’s just a real family feel.
I feel like it’s a result of the community because we have so many parents who are adoptive parents and they have adopted children of a different ethnicity. And they welcome all kids into their home.
What I’ve found in my 30 years of working in Cleveland Heights and being a patron to many of the businesses, it is a very inclusive and inviting community.