MCESC HR Quarterly News

Montgomery County ESC March ~ June 2018

MCESC New Hires ~

Marion Stout

Director of Human Resources

Chanell Lamb ~ Preschool Promise Family Services Specialist

Charles Smith ~ Contracted Substitute Teacher MCLC East

Cynthia Whitlow ~ Educational Assistant

Howell - Deaton ~ Educational Assistant

New Maximum for HSA Contributions ~

By Christopher Fox

Treasurer & Team

The IRS announced this week that the maximum amount that can be contributed to a family HSA for 2018 is $6,850. The IRS had previously announced the maximum amount for a family HSA for 2018 was $6,900.

The reason for the $50 reduction is that the IRS is now using a different method to calculate the annual inflationary adjustment. Note that the HSA contributions for a single HSA ($3,450 for 2018) has not changed. Also, the $1,000 catch - up HSA contribution amount for people age 55 or older has not changed. The only change for the 2018 calendar year is the $50 reduction for family HSA contributions.

This means employees contributing to a family HSA have to adjust their 2018 HSA contributions to not exceed the new lower limits. If someone contributing to a family HSA has already contributed more than $6,850 (or $7,850 if age 55 or older) this year, then they must take the excess amount by contacting the HSA trustee before the end of this year. We expect that the HSA trustees will provide instructions on how to take out excess contributions.

Check Your Withholding !

By Christopher Fox


The IRS has provided information for all of us ~

The IRS encourages everyone to use the Withholding Calculator to perform a quick “paycheck checkup.” This is even more important this year because of recent changes to the tax law for 2018.

The Calculator helps you identify your tax withholding to make sure you have the right amount of tax withheld from your paycheck at work.

There are several reasons to check your withholding:

  • Checking your withholding can help protect against having too little tax withheld and facing an unexpected tax bill or penalty at tax time next year.
  • At the same time, with the average refund topping $2,800, you may prefer to have less tax withheld up front and receive more in your paychecks.

If you are an employee, the Withholding Calculator helps you determine whether you need to give your employer a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate. You can use your results from the Calculator to help fill out the form and adjust your income tax withholding.

The 2018 W4 is on the MCESC website as well as the link below.


By Frank DePalma


STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) in grades P-12 has been evolving over the last decade. In Montgomery County, some schools have a designated STEM curriculum/department and there are even STEM schools all designed to enhance student skills and interest in STEM education and careers.

MCESC has been intensely involved in promoting STEM education in specific programs through THE DAYTON REGIONAL STEM CENTER (DRSC).

STEM FELLOWS PROGRAM - Founded in 2007, the Dayton Regional STEM Center’s signature program is the STEM Fellowship. The DRSC matches elementary, middle and high school teachers with higher education professors and private sector scientists/engineers on teams which collaboratively develop STEM project-based lessons through a structured collective process developed by the DRSC. The main objective of the fellowship is to change teacher practices and mindsets in their classrooms to provide quality STEM Education to their students. The bi-product of the fellowship experience is the STEM Units these and other teachers can use in their individual, team, or department classroom(s). The lessons are designed to provide students with problem based, hands on learning experiences. A STEM rubric is used to vet the lessons for quality and rigor.

Teachers who successfully complete the program are designated DRSC STEM Fellows.

AIR CAMP – The DRSC was asked by the four co-founders of Air Camp to build a curriculum for students who attend Air Camp. Air Camp is now, both a residential and day camp experience. Middle School students from all over the world come to Dayton, Ohio to participate in Air Camp, where physics of flight, aerospace education, careers in the field, and other aviation topics are taught through hands-on experiences. Teachers can now also experience a shorter version of Air Camp. Again, the DRSC co-authored and built the curriculum used in Teacher Air Camp.

SCIENCE SATURDAYS – The DRSC received a three year grant from the Engineer and Science Foundation to resurrect Charles Kettering’s Saturdaymorning science demonstrations at the Engineers Club of Dayton. On the second Saturday of the month, the DRSC presents scientific topics to an average attendance of 200-300 adults and kids. DRSC STEM Fellows and other educators demonstrate science concepts along-side our Barn Gang kids club on the very stage Charles Kettering did his presentations so many years ago. Kids can collect the monthly themed pins, decode the Barn Gang secret messages, and take home the Lab Notes from the Saturday morning presentations all while having fun with science.

Because of the dedication of past and current leaders of the DRSC, community funders, and supportive industries the Dayton Regional STEM Center has proven to touch hundreds of teachers and thousands of children in the Dayton region over the last 11 years. MCESC is proud to have been a part of such a movement here in the region.

The Dayton Regional STEM Center (DRSC)

By Elizabeth Wolfe

Director Dayton Regional STEM Center

The Dayton Regional STEM Center (DRSC) is a professional development branch of the MCESC Instructional Services department. The DRSC provides high-quality professional development to support STEM educators, and those teachers interested in incorporating engaging science, technology, engineering, and math lessons in their classrooms.

The cornerstone of the Center is the STEM Fellows Program, a seven month experience that challenges teachers to implement STEM lessons while working on interdisciplinary team with industry professionals to author STEM curriculum. The STEM units create by these teams are available for free download on the DRSC website. Other outreach activities of the STEM Center are Science Saturdays, the STEM Excellence Awards, and a STEM Conference series. Find out more about these Dayton Regional STEM Center activities at

STEM Fellows learn how to teach high quality STEM lessons that help students learn to think critically and gain 21st century skills.

Science Saturdays is a free science show for elementary students, hosted at the Engineer’s Club of Dayton on the second Saturday of the month.

Award Winners at the Miami Valley Regional Center!

By Carol Ditto

Autism/Low Incidence Coaching Team

We are proud to share that, SHOW ME! A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling is a book recently selected as a winner of the 2018 Teacher’s Choice Award in the category of Professional Development. This book was co-authored by our own Carol Dittoe, MA, CCC-SLP (Autism and Low Incidence Coaching Team) and Heather Bridgman, MS-ATP (past member of the Educational Assessment Team and currently at OCALI). Carol and Heather have been presenting on this topic for years and determined there was a need for an easy-to-use guide to encourage teachers to use this evidence based practice for students with autism. The book provides ideas and step-by-step instructions for video modeling, video priming, video prompting and video instruction. You can visit the “Show Me A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling”, Facebook page to see example videos and get more information on this strategy.

About the Award: The Teachers’ Choice Awards program was introduced by Learning Magazine in 1994. Over the years, the program has grown to become one of the most recognized and prestigious awards in the educational market. In 2014, the Professional Development award was added to showcase excellence in Professional Development products. For the 2018 Professional Development category, 9 winners were chosen based on their scores from the evaluations completed by a panel of teachers across the country. The Teachers’ Choice Awards are the only awards judged exclusively by teachers in the classroom, making this an incredible honor for AAPC Publishing.

About the Book: SHOW ME! A Teacher’s Guide to Video Modeling inspires teachers to use video modeling by providing real-life examples of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who have used and benefited from watching videos to learn social skills, positive behaviors, and academics. Video modeling is made simple using the step-by-step instructions and helpful suggestions included in the book, paired with the use of tablets, smartphones and applications. The authors share examples of how easy it can be for teachers, therapists, and parents to pick up a tablet or smartphone, capture key videos, and organize them for student viewing. Bridgman’s technical knowledge and Dittoe’s practical experience combine to create this easy-to-read guide that demystifies the notion that video modeling is costly and difficult.

If you have any questions about using video modeling, feel free to contact Carol Dittoe at our Miami Valley Regional Center. She can be reached at 937-236-9965 or at

The MCESC Technology "Dream" Team

By Rusty Clifford,

Director of Administration & Operations

The MCESC technology “Dream Team” is made up of Matt Lewis, Technology Coordinator, Jon Elzey, Computer Consultant, Corey O’Connor, Technology Support Specialist, and Bill Griffith, Computer Technician. Matt is located at Keowee, Jon at the Regional Center and Corey and Bill are located at Learning Center West. While that is their technology home base they all are responsible for coverage of all of our facilities locally and in the Cloud.

Why the Dream Team you ask? Because you “sleep and/or dream” soundly every night knowing that all of your technology software, hardware, needs, updates, repairs, replacements, purchases, questions, and concerns are taken care of by this highly qualified, technologically competent, efficient and effective team. The technology requirements for the MCESC are extremely diverse and varied, however, no technology problem, issue, or task is to big, complex, confounding, or confusing for your “Dream Team” to solve!

MCESC Listening & Speaking Preschool ~

By Jessica Davies

Director of Student Programs

Wow, we are having an exciting year in Preschool!

The Montgomery County Educational Service Center Preschool for the Hearing Impaired is halfway through our 15th year. Located in Moraine Meadows, an early childhood center that is part of Kettering City Schools, The HI Preschool serves 8 Deaf/Hard of Hearing children as well as 3 students with typical hearing. Our class meets from Monday through Thursday for a full school day, and staff meet on Fridays to plan and prepare for the coming week.

The preschool program this year continues to be led by teacher Karyn Sleppy and educational assistant Angela Hayashi, along with speech therapist Lynn Clayton. As a programming note sign language has been added to the educational day. Amara Bowermaster is the full time interpreter on site.

Of course there is no such thing as a “normal” day in preschool, but we focus on growing listening and speaking skills as well improving all language skills. Some preschoolers even use sign language to grow their spoken language skills. Every activity is designed to maximize communication both between peers and with adults. Listening, speech, and comprehension are assessed regularly for all students and frequent team meetings keep everyone working toward common goals. It might look like we are “just” eating snack, but we prioritize language at all times, in the gym, at centers (and sometimes even during nap!)

Family Engagement activities are held monthly and range from outings to Brumbaugh Farm to speakers of interest to parents of Deaf/Hard of Hearing children. Our goal is to encourage families to make every activity “language rich” and share the world and books with their child. Targeted vocabulary for each outing is identified and practiced at home and in the classroom to maximize the impact of every field trip.

It is amazing to watch (and hear) our students growing in language skills by the day!

The Montgomery County & Preschool Promise

By Dr. Thomas Lasley

CEO, Learn to Earn Dayton

The Montgomery County and Dayton Preschool Promise exists today because of leadership by the Montgomery County Commission and numerous local philanthropic organizations. As part of efforts to improve our region's economic competitiveness, they are committed to investing in the next generation of young people, beginning with our youngest children.

Preschool Promise traces its beginning to 2007, when advocates who had joined together under the Montgomery County Early Care & Education Initiative, formed ReadySetSoar. Its focus was on improving children's readiness for Kindergarten and their 3rd-grade reading proficiency. ReadySetSoar then transitioned to Preschool Promise in 2016.

Montgomery County took a bold step forward when it successfully implemented Preschool Promise demonstration programs in Kettering and Northwest Dayton in the 2016-17 school year. Preschool Promise was expanded to all of Dayton beginning in the 2017-18 school year.

In all of its work, Preschool Promise is committed to fostering equity, recognizing that far too many African-American and Appalachian young children do not share the same advantages and privileges of many of their middle-class peers. In addition to promoting best practices for all young learners, Preschool Promise promotes targeting the Dayton community's resources to the highest-need young children.

Today, the Preschool Promise is committed to 3 critical priorities:

  • Educate the community about the power of Preschool
  • Expand the availability of high quality Preschools
  • Assist families in finding and paying for Preschool

College & Career Readiness: "What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?"

By Kelly Geers

Director of Workforce

The MCESC Instructional Services Department, led by Associate Superintendent Shannon Cox connects area educators to high quality professional development and instructional specialists in a variety of academic areas including core academic instruction, gifted instruction, STEM education, college & career readiness, and more. Our Instructional Services Department also provides professional staff development, consultation and leadership training and support to this region.

One area of our Instructional Services Programs, College & Career Readiness has created phenomenal Workforce Sector Courses. The initiative is headed up by Kelly Geers, the Director of Workforce Development for LearntoEarn Dayton. She says that the workforce sector courses were developed by MCESC for 3 primary reasons:

1.) In demand workforce needs are rising at an alarming rate. Local industries are having a difficult time staffing terrific opportunities.

2.) In grades K - 12, it is now state mandated that Career Connections be implemented. Grade K - 5 are to focus on awareness; grades 6 -8 focus on exploration; grades 9 - 12 focus on career planning.

3.) Many of our soon-to-be graduates don't have a future plan.

This initiative takes K – 5 Career Awareness to the next level with the “I Can Be Anything I Want to Be A to Z” curriculum! This module is a series of posters and associated curriculum guides to help teachers and counselors strengthen career awareness in their schools. Teachers and counselors can use the posters with the students to provide additional details about the career path and suggested resources and videos which will allow them to see what it is like to work in the career field.

Career Adventures is focused on grades 6 - 8. Middle school students are engaged in 9 weeks of inquiry-based career exploration electives that inform and inspire middle schoolers in project-based modules specifically designed to build career awareness as a foundational knowledge and career skills. The coursework incorporates research and critical thinking skills within engaging career-centric, project-based learning experiences.

Grades 9 – 12 focus on career planning. Financial Math is a financial literacy course where students learn the difference between a want and a need. They learn the different types of taxes, set financial goals, create and maintain a budget, and develop a plan to achieve their dream job! The students learn about credit and debit, online banking tools, insurances, housing, higher education funding and saving for retirement!

High schoolers also have the Digital Literacy Course which introduces them to computing fundamentals. Students gain experience in the basic fundamentals of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, presentations, and multimedia skills. The course also covers the Internet, networking, and communications. Upon completion of the course and passing the assessments, students earn a nationally recognized certification in Digital Literacy.

As high schoolers begin to think about their future, it is critical that they have employability skills. The Employability Skills Course provides students with professional best practices, problem-solving & critical thinking, ethics, teamwork, and networking.

In addition to these life skills courses, there are 4 completed Industry Sector Courses covering Aerospace, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Manufacturing, with a Construction Trades course coming soon. These course help students build an understanding of the industry and its importance in Ohio, related technologies, and its career fields and occupations.

If you are interested in learning more about the MCESC College & Career Readiness Modules, contact:

Kelly Geers at or at 937-225-4603 ext 3103.

The Occupational Therapy (OT)/Physical Therapy (PT) Department

By Cheryl VanHoose

Director of Occupational & Physical Therapy

The MCESC OT/PT Department has been serving children in the Miami Valley area for approximately 29 years. The occupational and physical therapists are consummate team players with a strong commitment to the children they serve and the educational staff members that they support. They provide services to 44 school districts in 4 counties. The group serves approximately 4,400 children providing evaluations and direct and consultative services for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) or Response to Intervention (RTI) plans. Additionally, OTs and PTs are consultants for some classrooms and small groups. They interact regularly with members of the educational staff and teams as well as with parents, members of medical teams and equipment vendors. This results in having an impact on approximately 8,000 students and families.

(Pictured top right, Colleen Williams, OTR/L provided Professional Development for the OT/PT staff this year. She addressed two topics: Mind Body Connections for ADHD & Sensory Processing Dysfunction in Autism).

The MCESC OT/PT Department Provides Services to 44 School Districts in 4 Counties

Number of LEAs Served Includes Community Schools: 44 Districts

Number of Buildings Served: 179 Buildings

Number of Students Served by Receiving Ongoing Therapy –

By Discipline: OT: 2,719 PT: 1,066

Number of Students Served by Screening/ Classroom Group, etc.: OT: 702 PT: 858

OT/PT Combined Total Students Served: 5,345

Estimated Number of Families/Professionals Impacted: >8,000

The department has a strong commitment to being current in terms of the study and application of evidence-based practices. Several staff members have acquired areas of expertise such that they regularly provide training to other pediatric and school-based therapists as well as teaching staff. This was the second full year of all OT and PT staff participating in “Departmental Speed Training” where each therapist who has attended a course summarizes and shares the major elements gained from the course. This is done in stations and results in all department staff being able to gain some insight from 4-6 current courses as they quickly move from station to station. Additionally, this affords staff members the opportunity to become more proficient with their presentation skills.

The most recent customer service satisfaction survey results compiled by the OT/PT Department were very favorable. Ninety six percent of questions asked regarding our staff performance were rated at the good or excellent level. Seven basic questions focused on overall service provision for individual therapists. These included: professional behavior (listening, consulting and communicating effectively), punctuality for therapy and meetings and responses to concerns within a reasonable time frame, ability to share his/her knowledge of child development as it relates to each student's disability and therapy needs, knowledge of the special education process as evidenced by his/her ability to write compliant ETRs and IEPs, willingness to work with school personnel on implementing accommodations and obtaining equipment for students, provision of appropriate motor activities for students including school-wide or classroom-based interventions and student specific activities and strategies, respect for the schedules of the students and other professionals as well as flexibility with changes in building, and classroom and student routines. These questions were followed by reflections on the overall strengths and weaknesses.

Most Recent Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

Total Department Surveys: 1,036

Average Score: 4.82/5.0

Percentage Rated Good/Excellent: 96%

MCESC therapists are committed to children. They bring passion and heart to the process and are able to see students and staff gain in function and insight. They provide engaging activities that are well-supported by evidence based practices.

For Information on MCESC OT and PT Services, Please Contact:

Cheryl VanHoose, PT, MHS / Department Director

MCESC Birthdays ~ March

Abby Naska, Orientation Mobility Specialist March 31

Ami Beam, Teacher March 8

Amy Wennerstrom, Physical Therapist March 1

Angela Theewis-Sheets, Assistant Principal March 23

Betsy Apolito, State Support Team Director March 2

Bonita Terry, Director of Employee Relations March 16

Carolyn Breed, Occupational Therapist Assistant March 14

Christine Thorstenson, Custodian March 1

Dana Saddler, Teacher March 26

Deborah Tschirhart, Educational Consultant March 12

Jennifer Appelbaum, Secretary March 29

Jennifer Beam, Communications and PR Coordinator March 31

Jennifer Mayeux, Teacher of the Visually Impaired March 6

Jody Henderson, Internal Facilitator/Special Ed Coordinator March 27

Jonathan Johnson, Educational Assistant March 30

Julia Timberlake, School and Family Facilitator March 3

Karla Brun, Occupational Therapist March 11

Kathleen McDermott, Speech Language Supervisor March 16

Kristina Ropos, SST CTPD Consultant March 31

Lahela Snyder, Gifted Supervisor March 23

Laura Engle, Physical Therapist March 11

Laura Windholtz, Speech Therapist March 4

Maria Brandt, Occupational Therapist March 17

Mary Adams, Food Service Clerk March 18

Megan Kreill, Occupational Therapist March 5

Melody Fox, Educational Assistant March 1

Mindy Hortman, Teacher March 19

Pamela Dalton, Secretary March 9

Quinton Smith, Academic Coach/Mentor (Trotwood) March 24

Rebecca Lewis, Educational Assistant March 23

Rosanne Douville, Audiologist March 12

Susan Grubb, Custodian March 7

Thomas Grottla, Educational Assistant March 11

Wendell Sheets, Custodian March 30

Charles Smith, Contracted Substitute March 25

MCESC Birthdays ~ April

Amy Wade, Speech Therapist April 22

Angela Bussey, Teacher April 4

Anthony Dixon, Educational Assistant April 13

Beth Pendergast, Special Programs Supervisor April 3

Breanna Lloyd, Educational Assistant April 10

Brooke Pyles, Psychologist Assistant April 15

Candice Sears, Shared Service Supervisor April 19

Cheryl Watson, Special Program Clerk April 2

Deborah Ramey, Food Service Clerk April 8

Deborah Turner, Psychologist Assistant April 7

Denise Kovacs, Psychologist - Admin April 13

Derry Glenn, Educational Assistant April 26

Emma Chadd, Psychologist April 23

Erik Crane, Educational Assistant April 22

James Rowley, Professional Development Coordinator April 29

Jeanette Roesner, Teacher of the Visually Impaired April 21

Jill Neargarder, Educational Assistant April 10

Jodi Villars, Teacher - APE April 6

Judith Hensley, Teacher - APE April 9

Katherine Nelson, Orientation Mobility Specialist April 19

Katherine Welbaum, Occupational Therapist April 6

Kathy Wesley, Educational Assistant April 20

Kristine Jones, Secretary April 20

Margaret Rehling, State Support Team Consultant April 29

Marie Giffen, Director of Finance LTE April 22

Melinda Miller, Orientation Mobility Specialist April 23

Michaela Gates, Teacher April 9

Michelle Armstrong, Food Service April 28

Sarah Lovett-Watkins, Educational Assistant April 3

Steve Zantal, Aim Coordinator, April 9

Tara Taylor, Secretary April 7

Tobi Wells, Teacher April 6

MCESC Birthdays~ May

Ambra Smith, Contracted Reserve Teacher May 2

Andrea Dexter, Occupational Therapist May 15

Andrea Manos, Secretary May 23

Angie Osenbaugh, Teacher May 20

April Oliver, Assistant Treasurer May 20

Cynthia Resch, Teacher May 28

DaJuana Lewis, Educational Assistant May 1

Denise Taylor, Educational Assistant May 19

Druann Miller, Professional Development Specialist May 23

Fanny Lim, Educational Assistant May 18

James Stump, Assistant Maintenance Director May 7

Jeremy Joseph, Special Programs Supervisor May 11

Kathleen Fath, Teacher May 25

Kelly Coppess, Occupational Therapist May 7

Kelly Moberly, Occupational Therapist May 21

Kerry Stanley, Physical Therapist May 6

Margaret Larson, Teacher May 4

Marilyn Brigati, State Support Team Consultant May 25

Mary Coleman, Educational Assistant May 12

Mary Goodwin, Academic Coach/Mentor (Trotwood) May 30

Mary Rizkallah, Teacher of the Visually Impaired May 2

Maxie Flynn, Psychologist - Admin May 29

Mike Rader, Custodian May 3

Raymond Pavelka, Assistant Maintenance Supervisor May 7

Rhonda Calhoun, Occupational Therapist May 9

Sally Carsner, Teacher May 15

Seante Reed, Educational Assistant May 15

Suzanne Voisard, Occupational Therapist May 18

Theresa Roberts, Audiologist May 4

MCESC Birthdays ~ June

Amy Broermann, Speech Therapist June 20

Angela Peters, Educational Assistant June 24

Bradley Hunnewell, Educational Assistant June 25

Chelsea Orr, Occupational Therapist June 5

Corey O'Connor, Technical Support Specialist June 8

Courtney Duncan, Educational Assistant June 6

Darryl Murphy, Educational Assistant June 3

Dominic Gussler, Teacher June 22

Doris Mckinley, Educational Assistant June 12

Edward Mathes, State Support Team Consultant June 6

Evan Beam, Tech Assistant June 1

Frank Depalma, Superintendent June 29

Gary Roberts, Board Member June 25

Heather Venters, Occupational Therapist June 24

Jennifer Helton, Teacher June 12

Juan Cranford, Educational Assistant June 24

Khandis Beardmore, Educational Assistant June 8

Kylie Shetler, Occupational Therapist Assistant June 28

Lakeisha Cannon, Educational Assistant June 22

Laura Sheets, State Support Team Consultant June 17

Leah Ann Dabbelt, Hearing Intervention Specialist June 9

Mary Jo Fryman, Secretary June 4

Nicole Harris, Occupational Therapist June 22

Penny Bragg, Educational Assistant June 27

Shelby Barnes, Occupational Therapist Assistant June 28

Jo Slieff, Elementary Principal June 14

MCESC Birthdays ~ July

Amy D'amico, Speech Therapist July 10

Amy Vanskyock, Physical Therapist July 25

Charmaine Webster, Preschool Promise Manager July 12

Denise Campbell, Occupational Therapist July 4

Dierdre Moore, Educational Assistant July 16

E. "Ashley" Van Nest, Attendance Officer July 28

Emily Adams, Teacher of the Visually Impaired July 6

Greg Shell, Board Member July 10

Jeanne Boardman, Physical Therapist July 19

Jennifer Dietz, Occupational Therapist July 9

Jennifer Teleha, Tutor July 20

Jessica Davies, Director Of Student Programs July 14

Jessica Gerhardt, Educational Assistant July 24

Jessica McKelvey, Educational Assistant July 21

Kahlil Franklin, Educational Assistant July 6

Kimberly Linder, Educational Assistant July 24

Lashawn Green, Educational Assistant July 5

Leslie Frantz, Interpreter July 14

Lynn Demange, Occupational Therapist July 19

Lynn York, Occupational Therapist July 5

Marion Stout, Director of Human Resources July 11

Marlyn Stekli, Work Study Coordinator July 30

Michael Kelly, SST Consultant July 4

Pam Hoang, Educational Assistant July 9

Rebecca Boyd, Speech Therapist July 6

Rebecca Hagan, Curriculum Supervisor July 24

Rebecca King, Teacher of the Visually Impaired July 3

Rhonda Lavin, Speech Therapist July 7

Shannon Cox, Associate Superintendent July 25

Taiesha Green, Educational Assistant July 29

Terri Dinkelaker, Physical Therapist July 23

Tom Lasley, CEO, Learn to Earn Dayton July 23

Toni Melson, Educational Assistant July 26

William Johnson-Ofoegbu, Educational Assistant July 13

William Stinson, Educational Assistant July 11

Catherine Rhoads, Teacher July 25

Montgomery County Educational Service Center

Our Mission

The Montgomery County Educational Service Center (ESC) supports a system for strong collaborative linkages of its major stakeholders: districts, educational providers, students, parents, and the public at large. Through these combined efforts, the ESC works actively to support the schools' continuous improvement processes by offering a broad range of quality services and programs. These cooperative efforts are designed to strengthen the capacity of the districts to achieve quality and cost-effective programs.