Recognizing Our OAPSA Retirees
Congratulations to All OAPSA Members Retiring in 2023
Director of Student Services
Orange City Schools
I started my career as an Intervention Specialist and served as a building principal and Director of Curriculum a few years ago, I returned back to my first love of Special Ed as Director of Special Education and have loved every minute of it.
Thanks for the support of OAPSA!
I am looking forward to my new role as "Nana" to my 10 month old grandson and traveling with my husband.
State Support Team - Region 2
I have been in public education for 38 years in various capacities and I would never have chosen any other career. I will be retiring as of July 31, 2023 however I’m rolling right into a new job. I will be the director of Insight Academy in Westlake. I am very excited to help move this private program to the next level and be able to help districts who need that additional support for some of their students with significant special needs. Best of luck to all of my colleagues in your careers.
Director of Student Services
Wellington Exempted Village Schools
I have been the Director of Student Services for the last 5 years here in Wellington. This position includes; special education director, 504 administrator, gifted student services, homeless services and hiring special education staff. I started my career in Special Education as a paraprofessional and then became a 3rd grade teacher, Intervention Specialist 9-12, Transition Coordinator and Special Education Director at Medina ESC,
Assistant Principal at Medina County Career Center, Special Ed Director at Buckeye for 5 years and nowhere at Wellington. My proudest moment is yet to come. It will be the day I leave. I have been proud to be here every day! I pray that I will leave Wellington better then when I came. Then I will have achieved my goal.
Best Wishes to All of Our OAPSA Retirees!
See below for details!
Chief Instruction and Achievement Officer
Positive Education Program
My 42 years of teaching and administration have brought me such joy and fulfillment over my years working with children and their families. From working in Brecksville, to CH-UH, to Los Angeles to Orange and finishing my career at PEP. I have worked with outstanding colleagues in the field of education and mental health. There was never a day where I thought twice about my work with children. Their excitement about learning and their passion to grow was heart-warming. My colleagues were supportive and worked hard each and every day both when I was a teacher and administrator. Without them I could not have been successful in my various positions. I am grateful for those I worked with and so proud of the children and families who gave it their all. There is work to be done in the field particularly when it comes to DEIB, but I am hopeful the leadership is available to make that happen.
How to Become an Honorary Member of OAPSA
We invite you to stay connected with us by becoming an honorary member! OAPSA members who were active members of OAPSA the year prior to retirement are eligible to become honorary life time members of OAPSA with all privileges of membership except voting and holding office. Such honorary members do not pay dues but they do need to register for membership each year. (This does not apply to retirees who have taken a position that is eligible for OAPSA membership.)