The Student Services Department is responsible for providing support services to students and their families. The following programs and personnel are part of student services: school social work, school psychology, school counseling, nursing, speech/language services, special education, school attendance and the expulsion/appeals process. Below is contact information and school assignments for district staff.
|Jeffrey W. Johnston, Ph.D.||Director of Student Services||Board of Education||(216) 320-2160||J_Johnston@chuh.org|
|Lynda Holland||Confidential Admin. Asst.||Board of Education||(216) 320-2154||L_Holland@chuh.org|
School Psychology Services
School psychologists provide consultation with teachers, families and other school staff to address the academic and behavioral needs of students as well as complete individual assessments as determined through the Problem Solving Team process.
|Mary Lou Fasko||School Psychologist||Noble
|Michael Fiala||School Psychologist||CHHS-Mosaic
|Deborah Finizia||School Psychologist||Gearity Early Childhood||(216) 320-4514||D_Finizia@chuh.org|
|William Friedson||School Psychologist||Fairfax
|Kathleen Kotnick||School Psychologist||Boulevard Gearity||(216) 320-5031||K_Kotnick@chuh.org|
|Enid Gurney||School Psychologist||Gearity Early Childhood||(216) 371-6515||E_Gurney@chuh.org|
|Melissa Lewis||School Psychologist||Oxford||(216) 320-4962||M_Lewis@chuh.org|
|Olga Vaynberg||School Psychologist||Roxboro ES
|Jeanne Wagoner||School Psychologist||Roxboro MS
|Cheryl Zawacki||School Psychologist||Bellefaire||(216) 320-8411||C_Zawacki@chuh.org|
School Social Work Services
School social workers provide a link between the schools, family and community agencies to assist students and their families. School social workers provide support for students in academic, behavioral and personal-social areas.
|Karen Allen||School Social Worker||Boulevard
|Cindy Schmidt||School Social Worker||Fairfax
|Wendy Burkey||School Social Worker||Middle Schools||(216) 320-5023||W_Burkey@chuh.org|
|Caryl Yoo||School Social Worker||CHHS||(216) 320-3081||C_Yoo@chuh.org|
|Barbara Bacon||School Social Worker||CHHS||(216) 320-3092||B_Bacon@chuh.org|
|Josephine Shelton-Townes||School Social Worker||Bellefaire||(216) 320-8700|
|Carmen Kottha||School Social Worker||Bellefaire||(216) 320-8700||C_Kottha@chuh.org|
The school nurse acts as a liaison between home, school and the health care community agencies to assist students and their families with health and medical issues or concerns. The school nurse provides first aid for students and staff, health consultation for students, parents and staff, as well as state mandated health screenings and assessments.
|Chris Bell||School Nurse-Head||CHHS||(216) 320-3109||C_Bell@chuh.org|
|Marcy Kaufman||School Nurse||Noble
|Linda Rudy||School Nurse||Roxboro MS
|Peggy Sivakoff||School Nurse||Gearity PS
|Rose Varcelli||School Nurse||Fairfax
Speech/Language/Hearing Services and English Language Learners (ELL) Program:
In addition to providing speech and language therapy to students with identified disabilities, the speech/language pathologists supervise the ELL program in each building. Language aides, under the supervision of the speech/language pathologists, provide direct instruction and classroom support to students from grades PreK-12 for whom English is a second language.
|Elenny Tuleta||Speech/Language Pathologist Coordinator||Board of Education
|Reeva Perse||Speech/Language Pathologist||Gearity Early Childhood||(216) 320-4516||R_Perse@chuh.org|
|Kathy Ursu||Speech/Language Pathologist||Gearity Early Childhood and Elementary||(216) 371-6515||K_Ursu@chuh.org|
|Kim Cahn||Speech/Language Pathologist||Fairfax
|Amanda Geil||Speech/Language Pathologist||Canterbury
|Rishona Lee||Speech/Language Pathologist||Boulevard
|Marilyn Gardner||Speech/Language Pathologist||Bellefaire
Special Education Eligibility and Services
When a parent or teacher has academic or behavioral concerns about a student, a request for consultation is made to the school Problem Solving Team. Members of the team may vary based upon presenting concerns; however the parents are a critical component to this process. One of the team’s primary functions is to develop interventions and supports to address the targeted areas of concern. If a disability is suspected, parents are involved in the subsequent planning of the assessment and determination of eligibility (as defined by state and federal law). The school district is responsible for identifying all children birth through 21 years of age, who may have a disability.
When a student is determined eligible for special education, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed to address the areas of need by: identifying goals and determining the appropriate special education services and the least restrictive environment to deliver the services. For preschool children, the continuum of special education services may range from supports in the home/day care or typical preschool, to a preschool classroom that includes preschool children with disabilities and typically developing preschoolers. These classes are co-taught by an early childhood teacher and an early childhood special education teacher. For school age children, the continuum of services may include: special education teacher services within the general education classroom, individual or small group instruction (within or outside of the classroom), and special education resource rooms. The district is required to provide services to identified children three through 21 years of age.In addition to special education teacher services, related services may be included in the IEP to support identified goals. Examples of related services are: speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility training, adapted physical education, work study services and vocational special education.
|Hollis Munoz, Ph.D||Coordinator of Special Education
|Board of Education||(216) 320-2158||H_Munoz@chuh.org|
|Judy Dell’Aquila, Ph.D||Coordinator of Special Education
|Board of Education||(216) 320-2066||J_Dell’Aquila@chuh.org|
|Rose Pickens||Staff Assistant||Board of Education||(216) 371-7435||R_Pickens@chuh.org|
|Charlene Rice||Staff Assistant||Board of Education||(216) 371-7435||C_Rice@chuh.org|
Attendance Assistance for Students and Parents (AASAP)
AASAP is a truancy prevention and mediation program serving elementary, middle and high school students who have been identified as truant or at risk of becoming truant. ASSAP staff work with students, parents/guardians, and school personnel to develop plans to assist each student with improving their attendance. Following a mediation hearing, students may participate in individual or small group sessions to learn skills such as: making better choices, problem solving, and time management. ASSAP staff also assists with referrals to other school or community resources. In accordance with Ohio law, ASSAP files truancy charges with Juvenile Court, makes referrals to the Department of Children and Family Services and revokes driving privileges of truant youth, when necessary.
|Faith Gordon||School Social Worker||CHHS-Mosaic
|Allison Craig||School Social Worker||CHHS-Real
|Kristin Dadas||School Social Worker||CHHS-Legacy
At the elementary level, a Child Services Specialist provides individual, small group and large group interventions in order to maximize student learning. Each elementary school has a Child Services Specialist. Each middle school has two Guidance Counselors. School Guidance counselors are available at the high school for educational, career and personal-social issues.
|Kristie Cooper||Guidance Counselor
|Michael Dixon||Guidance Counselor||CHHS - Legacy||(216) 320-3068||M_Dixon@chuh.org|
|Katie Cahn||Guidance Counselor||CHHS - Mosaic||(216) 320-3057||K_Cahn@chuh.org|
|Tandra Menefee||Guidance Counselor||CHHS - Pride||(216) 320-3090||T_Menefee@chuh.org|
|Mary Ann Brennan||Guidance Counselor||CHHS - Real||(216) 320-3069||M_Brennan@chuh.org|
|Haethem Rasul||Guidance Counselor||CHHS - Renaissance||(216) 320-3002||H_Rasul@chuh.org|
|Kim Lash||Guidance Counselor||CHHS – Citywide||(216) 320-3073||K_Lash@chuh.org|
|Mary Anderson||Guidance Counselor||CHHS – Tech Ed||(216) 320-3045||M_Anderson@chuh.org|
|Barbara Carl||Guidance Counselor||Bellefaire||(216) 320-8700||B_Carl@chuh.org|
|Marvin Watson||Guidance Counselor||Bellefaire||(216) 320-8700||M_Watson@chuh.org|
|Jennifer Colvin||Guidance Counselor||Monticello||(216) 320-3715||J_Colvin@chuh.org|
|Joan Organ||Guidance Counselor||Monticello||(216) 320-3716||J_Organ@chuh.org|
|Ann Bradley||Guidance Counselor||Roxboro Middle||(216) 320-3507||A_Bradley@chuh.org|
|David Peake||Guidance Counselor||Roxboro Middle||(216) 320-3510||D_Peake@chuh.org|
|Heather Higham||Guidance Counselor||Wiley||(216) 320-3430||H_Higham@chuh.org|
|Melanie Lesar||Guidance Counselor||Wiley||(216) 320-3093||M_Lesar@chuh.org|
|Mary Wise||Child Services Spec.||Boulevard||(216) 320-4654||M_Wise@chuh.org|
|Betsy Vegel||Child Services Spec.||Canterbury||(216) 320-4705||B_Vegel@chuh.org|
|Jessica Stringer||Child Services Spec.||Fairfax||(216) 320-4804||J_Stringer@chuh.org|
|Kimberly Woods||Child Services Spec.||Gearity||(216) 320-4855||K_Woods@chuh.org|
|Channon Cotton||Child Services Spec.||Noble||(216) 320-4908||C_Cotton@chuh.org|
|Michele Jackson||Child Services Spec.||Oxford||(216) 320-4954||M_Jackson@chuh.org|
|Gladys McCauley||Child Services Spec.||Roxboro ES||(216) 320-4614||G_McCauley@chuh.org|
Expulsion & Appeals
When a student is being considered for expulsion, the student and parent will be provided with a formal notice of the proposed expulsion. This written notice will include the reasons for the intended expulsion, notification of the opportunity to appear in person before the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee to challenge the reasons for the expulsion and/or explain the student’s action, and notification of the time and place to appear. Students being considered for expulsion may be removed immediately. Please review the Student Code of Conduct for more information regarding the expulsion and appeals process.
|Reggie Williams, Esq.||Impartial Hearing Officer|
|Barbara Bacon||School Social Worker||CHHS||(216) 320-2049||B_Bacon@chuh.org|