The Reporter: Meet Mrs. Hartle, School Psychologist

The following story was written by students on the staff of The Reporter as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.

by Julie Diaz, Assistant Editor, and Regan Corea, Staff Writer

Melanie Hartle is settling in to life in the Guidance office as our new psychologist. Photo by Julie Diaz for The Reporter

New to Bradley this year is Melanie Hartle, school psychologist. To learn more about this new staff member, we asked her some questions about her background and work at Bradley so far. 

Tell us about you!

“I grew up in Willoughby, Ohio. I graduated from Gannon University in Erie, PA with my Bachelors in psychology. I then went to Youngstown State University and received my Educational Specialist degree in school psychology. I am a huge Cleveland fan (Brown, Indians, and Cavs). I am married with three fur babies (one dog and two cats.) I love to run in my free time and coach the Girls on the Run program at Brown Elementary. I am running my first full marathon in January.”

What do you think of Bradley so far?

“So far, I have been really happy at Bradley. The students are really willing to ask for help and work with staff to learn. The staff in the building have been really supportive.”

What kind of things do you hope to accomplish this school year with the students?

“This school year, I would like to be a resource for students. If I can’t answer their questions, I will do my best to find someone who can. I am always here to help in any way I can.”

Do you have any personal ambitions?

“I am really excited to run my first marathon in January. After that, I will have to find a new goal!”

Are you new to working in schools? If not, where have you worked before?

“I am not new to working in schools. I completed my internship in the Ashtabula Area City Schools up north. I worked in the Columbus City Schools for the past two years at a middle school in the hilltop and an elementary school on the north side.”

What would you like Bradley students to know about you?

“I would like students to know they can always reach out to me if they need to talk or are having an issue.”