A proud graduate of Walnut Hills High School in 2010, Shauniece Steele has been with the athletic administration at Walnut Hills High School for over seven years. She obtained her undergraduate degree (Exercise Science) from The University of Akron and her master’s degree (Sports Administration) from The University of Cincinnati.
As a high school student, Shauniece understood the importance of being well-rounded and took full advantage of the vast array of opportunities that Walnut Hills presents. She lettered in volleyball, indoor track, and outdoor track (becoming both a state and national champion during her tenure). In addition, Shauniece was a member of the Marching Blue & Gold, held office in student government, and was a member of many different student groups/organizations. After graduation, Shauniece attended The University of Akron on both athletic (Track & Field) and academic scholarships, achieving both academic (Academic Honor Roll) and athletic success (2013 MAC Champion). With a desire to be more than “just a student-athlete”, she joined various academic, service, and leadership organizations (including Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.) holding executive board offices in each, and most importantly, gaining transferable knowledge and experiences that she would take into the workforce. She accredits her ability to adapt, to be open-minded, and to be a transformational leader to these high school and collegiate experiences.
Shauniece relocated back to Cincinnati after graduating and served in varying capacities within Cincinnati Public Schools before finally making her way back home to the Nuthouse. While Shauniece enjoys being at Walnut because “it’s home,” she loves being able to share these learned experiences and give back to the school that helped shape her into who she is today. Shay is passionate about providing the same experiences and opportunities through athletics to the current generations student-athletes.
Steele was most recently named SWOADA Middle School Athletic Director of Year for the 2020-21 school year.