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How Can We Help?


Below is a list of all our departments that includes contact information and how we can help you find the answers to the questions you might have.  If you can't find what you are looking for, please call our main phone number, 440.324.5777, or email [email protected] and we can assist you.  This phone number is also used for each person listed below unless noted. Their extension will be listed with their email.


  Franco Gallo 
| [email protected] | ext. 1115
I can help you with numerous items including navigating the Lorain County ESC's services, connecting with our Lorain County Schools, and advocacy for our schools. I am OTES 2.0, OPES 2.0, and OCES trained.  I am the vice president of the LERC health insurance consortium, a board member of the United Way, GCSSA, and Connect.  I serve on several committees with ODE, OESCA, and BASA.  If you have any questions regarding the ESC of Lorain County I am able to assist you.  
  Dave Kish | [email protected] | ext. 1156
I can support you with scheduling professional development for the region, a district, or even a building.  I am able to find consultants for the work you need to accomplish and can also help train your staff in OTES 2.0, OPES 2.0, OSCES, HQSD, and assessment literacy.  
Visit our Curriculum and Instruction webpage and our online PD Catalog for current events. 


  Monique Rinehart | [email protected] | ext. 1115
I can assist with all areas of licensure, LPDC, and board agendas, minutes and policies.
Visit the Board Agendas/Minutes webpage and view the LPDC Brochure.


  Dr. Craig Koehler | [email protected] 
I can help others in (1) supervising and evaluating teachers and support staff, (2) developing and maintaining a positive school environment, (3) being a resource for parent seminars and workshops, and (4) broadening student experiences at the middle school level. 


  Debbie Shannon | [email protected] | ext. 1112
I am able to assist you with anything regarding all the ESC and SST events.  I am also the person to contact if you need to rent one of our conference rooms (info/form).  I also manager our website content and take photos at our events and schools.
Visit our online PD Catalog and/or our Event Calendar for current events. 


  Pamela Gamble | [email protected] | ext. 1113
All fingerprinting questions, results, or billing.  


  Cathy Fischer | [email protected] | ext. 1158
As a parent of a 2e child, former Gifted Intervention Specialist, and advocate for gifted students and high-quality services, I would be happy to respond to any of your questions regarding gifted screening, assessments, identification, services, and acceleration. I can offer assistance to Consortium member districts regarding gifted professional development, EMIS reporting, data analysis, and information relating to ESCLC enrichment programs.

  Mark Millar | [email protected] | ext. 1135
I'd be happy to respond to any of your questions regarding gifted screening and assessments, identification, services, and acceleration from our consortium members or any district that needs help in those areas. Also, as an advocate of gifted education programs and gifted students, I can assist you with providing data analysis, gifted testing, professional development opportunities, and ongoing communication to parents, teachers, and administrators.   

 Alice Ogonek | [email protected] | ext. 1145
As an advocate of gifted education programs and gifted students, I can assist you with providing data analysis,   gifted  testing,  professional development opportunities, and 
ongoing communication to parents, teachers, and administrators.
  Tracy Butchko | [email protected] | ext. 1100
I track the status of gifted PD hours for teachers of the gifted and provide recommendations for PD opportunities.
 Visit our Gifted webpage.


  Jessica Klump | [email protected] | ext. 1114
I can help you understand the latest literacy research and how to translate that research into effective school-wide practices.  Specifically, I can provide coaching to help administrators plan literacy initiatives at the district or building level, and professional learning to help teachers implement classroom instruction around the Science of Reading and Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.

  Olivia Weisman | [email protected] | ext. 1117
I can help you understand the latest literacy research and how to translate that research into effective school-wide practices.  Specifically, I can provide coaching to help administrators plan literacy initiatives at the district or building level, and professional learning to help teachers implement classroom instruction around the Science of Reading and Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.  I can also support district work in compliance with the Dyslexia Support Laws from House Bill 436 in regards to team planning, professional learning, screening, and instructional planning.

  Debbie Shannon | [email protected] | ext. 1112
I am able to assist you with registration for Literacy events.


Visit the Literacy webpage.


A parent mentor is a parent of a child with a disability who collaborates with school districts and families by providing training, support, and resources.  A unique aspect of parent mentors is that they provide guidance based on a combination of training and personal first-hand experience.
  Kendis Bender | [email protected] | ext. 1167
Districts Served:  Amherst, Avon Lake, Columbia, Lorain City, Midview, N. Ridgeville, Oberlin

  Paula Drummer | [email protected] | ext. 1166 
Districts Served:  Bellevue, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Monroeville, Norwalk, Sheffield - Sheffield Lake, Wellington


  Jamie Maassen | [email protected] | ext. 1155
I am here to help districts by providing professional development, provide assistance in hiring of related service staff, and being a resource for their Special Education Departments.
Visit the Special Education webpage for Occupational Therapy, Orientation and Mobility, Physical Therapy, Project SEARCH, Transition Coordinators, and Visually Impaired. 


   Debbie Hunt | [email protected] | 440.324.3174 
I organize and implement special events for all Lorain County schools including Academic Challenge, Spelling Bees, Music Events, Young Authors and Art Shows. I am also the Region 2 Homeless Liaison and I am happy to help with any McKinney-Vento or Homeless issues.


   Barb Conrad | [email protected] | ext. 1154 

Please feel free to contact me if you have a question or need information concerning speech-language disorders and disabilities. I assist speech-language pathologists across the districts as they work with students(pre-k through grade 12) with disabilities in communication including receptive and expressive language, social communication, articulation, phonology, stuttering and/or voice disorders.



   Elizabeth Striegl | [email protected] | ext. 1131 

I provide a full range of hearing services to students with hearing and listening concerns in the schools. I offer services to districts in Lorain, Huron, and Erie counties currently serving 15 districts. I work directly with students to assess their classroom hearing needs. I work with teachers to provide education on hearing loss and use of classroom amplification systems or ear level FM/DM systems. I also work with pupil services, and special education directors to manage, order, and service the equipment needed for their students hearing needs. I collaborate with the schools team on special education plans for students and self advocacy for students with hearing loss. I can also work on hearing conservation programs, noise management programs, for example providing hearing protection to the school band or providing recommendations for classroom noise management. I understand the school-based issues and practices and can assist the school team to understand the link between hearing, language, and learning for their students with hearing challenges. 



   Julie d'Aliberti | [email protected] | ext. 1136 
I can support you in the area of Special Education and Early Childhood. I can also connect you with experts in the areas of School Improvement, Literacy, and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, and Family Engagement.  
   Jennifer Heim | [email protected] | ext. 1148 
I can support you in regards to:  MTSS, Access to instruction including Assistive Technology, Literacy, Ohio's Extended Standards, and Learning Progressions, Access to assessment including Ohio's Accessibility System for OSTs, Alternate Assessment for Students with the most Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, and Supporting Intervention Specialists and Special Educator Directors
   Kate Dillon | [email protected] | ext. 1107 
I can assist with technical assistance completing or revisiting districts reading tiered fidelity inventory, local literacy or reading improvement/achievement plan, provide direct support, provide professional development/training or create networks as it aligns to activities found in Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, answer and support questions as it pertains Pre-K-12 Literacy.  
   Danielle Holztrager | [email protected] | ext. 1132
As a previous intervention specialist for 16 years, I have a wealth of knowledge. I am able to support the region with various special education areas, particularly Transition, Graduation and Special Education Compliance. This support could include coaching directors, transition specialists, and intervention specialists, providing professional development, or network opportunities with the most up-to-date transition and ODE guidelines. Support with IEP writing compliance, evidence-based best practices for students with disabilities, and support for transition-aged youth are also available if requested. 
   Bonnie Meyer | [email protected] | ext. 1190 
School improvement process - OIP (district/building/teacher teams) One Needs/One Plan Evidence Based Strategies. I am also a Regional Data Lead - Value Added, how to use data to drive instruction and school improvement, Restart/Readiness assessments, using the CRS
   Joshua Preece | [email protected] | ext. 1133
I am happy to support the implementation of all 3 tiers of PBIS. I also support schools and districts to increase family partnerships. 
   Colleen Szesze | [email protected] | ext. 1128
I can support schools and districts with the Ohio Improvement Process (TBTs, BLTs, DLTs, CSLTs) and with the One Needs Assessment and One Plan.  
   Vicky Timko | [email protected] | ext. 1101
I can provide coaching, professional learning, and technical assistance to districts and schools regarding the following topics: The Ohio Improvement Process (Professional Learning Communities & Teams using a Cycle of Inquiry), Creating and implementing district & school improvement plans, ODE's System of Tiered E-Plans and Supports (ED STEPS) system including the One Needs Assessment, One Plan, CCIP, and Schools Support Tool, EVAAS - Value Added, High Quality Student Data, Ohio's State Assessments Item Analysis, Evidence-based instructional strategies, Heggerty (Phonemic Awareness Curriculum), and Keys to Literacy: Vocabulary and Comprehension Strategies. 
   Stacey Vince | [email protected] | ext. 1157
I provide technical assistance, professional development and coaching to area educators in all areas of early childhood and emergent literacy. 
   Debbie Shannon | [email protected] | ext. 1112 
I am able to assist you with event registration.
   Jackie Urig | [email protected] | ext. 1160 
I am responsible for maintaining budgets and all federal grant records, updating the SST2 website, marketing, report preparation and district contact records and correspondence. 


   Liz Wolanski | [email protected] | ext. 1129 
I'm a trainer for two suicide prevention models QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) Gatekeeper Training, which can be done in 45-90 minutes and is open to all school staff and students 16 and older and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Trainings), which as an intense 2-day training that can be provided to all school staff and students 16 and older. I can provide Prevention 101 and the adult SEL training, which can be done in one hour. I can provide mental health trainings specifically for educators on a variety of topics and tailor to a schools specific needs as follows: Anxiety with specific tips on assisting students with managing symptoms in the classroom, Depression, Trauma Informed Care, and Stress Management and Self-Care.   
Visit our Social Workers webpage to view all of our social workers and the districts they support.


  Pam Gamble | [email protected] | ext. 1113
I can assist anyone that would like to become a substitute teacher, how to apply, the daily rates, and the districts we serve for substitutes.  
Visit the Substitute webpage.


(Northern Ohio Research and Training Technology Hub)
   Dave Miller | [email protected] | ext. 1195 
I can assist districts as they plan for the effective use of technology and technology related strategies inside teaching and learning. Other specialties include assisting districts with the implementation of maker spaces, internet safety training for staff, implementing project based learning, gamifying classroom instruction, and all things Google. I am also the point of contact if you need to talk to someone in charge of all things technology related for the ESC Staff.  
   Michael Triska | [email protected] | ext. 1104
I am an OTES 2.0 State Trainer and Technology Integrationist. Let me help you find high yield strategies and appropriate tech tools that can improve your workflow and elevate your practice. 
OPEN POSITION    ext. 1197 
I am the technology support for the ESC staff, teachers and students. I help resolve any software, hardware, network, or other technical issues, as well as maintain our current systems.

Visit the NORT2H website.