Christine Fowler Mack


Akron Public Schools

Between her first teaching position 32 years ago and her appointment as superintendent of Akron, Ohio public schools,  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 Akron Public Schools (APS) in 2021, Fowler Mack was responsible for overseeing school accountability, strategic planning and management (portfolio management), innovation, research and development  and community engagement functions as chief portfolio officer at Cleveland Metropolitan School District.Superintendent Fowler Mack 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, has been inducted into the East CLC Luther D. Smith Hall of Fame Class of 2021-2022, is a recipient of the Heights Association of Black School Educators Award, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools Educational Leadership Award and the 2019 Northeast Ohio Women Living STEM (Education) Award. Superintendent Fowler Mack was selected for membership in Chiefs for Change, a national, non-profit, bipartisan network of diverse state and district education chiefs.  She is also listed in Who’s Who Among Educators & Women in Leadership.