Image of Christine Fowler Mack Bio for Christine Fowler Mack
Superintendent, Akron Public Schools
Revised July 2021

Born and raised in Akron and educated in Akron Public Schools (APS), Superintendent Christine Fowler Mack is an experienced school district leader whose first classroom experience was in the APS system as a teacher at Robinson Elementary School from 1989-95. Following that, Fowler Mack was a student dean and teacher leader for two years in APS.

Named superintendent of Akron Public Schools in 2021, Christine Fowler Mack began her leadership of the 21,000-student system July 1. With more than 4,100 teachers and staff, APS budget stands at more than $565 million.

Between her first teaching position 32 years ago and her appointment as superintendent, Christine Fowler Mack’s experiences in the field of education led her to raise student achievement and graduation rates dramatically and to increase community and parent engagement.

Immediately before joining APS, Fowler Mack was responsible for overseeing school accountability, portfolio management and community engagement functions as chief portfolio officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District (40,000 students).

Before joining the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Christine Fowler Mack served the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District as interim superintendent and assistant superintendent. She earned her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Arts degrees from The University of Akron and her superintendent’s license from Ashland University.

She is also a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and recipient of Summit County Leadership Academy’s Emerging Leader Award. Fowler Mack was also named Akron Public Schools Coach of the Year and was the recipient of the Heights Association of Black School Educators Award and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools Educational Leadership Award.

Christine Fowler Mack is listed in Who’s Who Among Educators & Women in Leadership. She is also part of the Future Chiefs program Cohort 4 at Chiefs for Change.

Letters to the Community State-of-the-Schools Speech

The 2021 State-of-the-Schools speech was delivered via YouTube on February 11, 2021. The following information is available to the public.
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