Broadway Academy, Home of the Stars!
Serving elementary & middle school students throughout Cleveland & Cuyahoga County
EK-8 Community School Managed by ACCEL Schools
A high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States
Welcome to Broadway Academy at Willow–Home of the Stars! Since opening our doors in 2011, Broadway Academy has provided a safe & secure learning environment to the Slavic Village community and surrounding neighborhoods.
Since joining Broadway in 2018, it has been my pleasure to serve this community by building a private school-like environment at no cost to families. Our school has an A-rated and accredited academic program that is supplemented by truly enriching opportunities for students such as Visual & Performing Arts classes and out-of-state field trips. We are known for our “old school” values such as dignity and respect–not just between students, but also among our staff and parents. Our staff is dedicated and invested, and we believe that strong staff and family relationships are crucial for academic success.
Thank you for choosing Broadway Academy!
Mrs. Sherree Dillions
Donna Baynes, Principal
Donna Baynes is an innovative academic leader who is focused on engaging with students and educators to meet learning objectives and drive student progress. She joined the ACCEL Schools team in 2017 as an instructional coach and teacher and was named Principal of Broadway Academy at Willow in 2020. She holds a BS in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in School Administration. A former middle school and elementary school science teacher, Baynes has a passion for STEM learning and has led various initiatives to boost science and math learning opportunities for the students in her schools. Over the course of her extensive career as an educator and administrator, Baynes has been committed to empowering faculty and student success.
Sherree Dillions, Regional Vice President
Mrs. Dillions joined ACCEL Schools in 2018 with over 25 years of experience as a K-12 educator and principal. As Regional Vice President, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Mrs. Dillions worked for Cleveland Municipal School District where she served as Head Principal for over 10 years and systematically turned-around low-performing schools into schools of academic success and achievement. Mrs. Dillions holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Master’s degree in Education – Adult Learning & Development, and completed the post graduate Educational Administration Program, all from Cleveland State University. She has also completed the post graduate Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard University. In February 2020, Mrs. Dillions was awarded by Radio One as a “Future History Maker of the City of Cleveland”.
Broadway Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists) 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.
Founded in 2014, ACCEL Schools is a K-12 public charter school management organization (CMO) serving students across the United States in brick-and-mortar, virtual, and hybrid school settings. We focus on improving academic outcomes of students regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic factors. The leadership team at ACCEL Schools has a combined 1000+ years of experience as global school management operators with expertise in curriculum research and design, assessment, student support services, and education consulting. Our entire team fundamentally believes that all children deserve a great education and students should be supported as they pursue a wide variety of post-secondary options. Our robust technology increases engagement, access to resources, efficiencies, and academic results helping our students become productive global citizens.