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Honoring COVID Heros

At the virtual January, 2021 CORAS meeting many CORAS districts honored staff members or community members who have been identified as COVID Heroes during the past school year. These individuals have gone over and beyond what could be expected for this difficult school year. See below for a list of district recipients We also hope to soon be able to upload a video of the introduction to these heroes by Executive Director Richard Murray, Ohio Superintendent of Instruction, Mr. Paolo DeMaria and Dean Renee’ Middleton, Dean of the Ohio University Patton College of Education.

Ben Buchwalter Technology Coordinator Adena Local Schools John Balzer, Superintendent

Mary Diegmiller Paraprofessional Barnesville Exempted Village School District Angela Hannahs, Superintendent

Timmy Kyer Maintenance Department Head Belmont Harrison JVSD Richard Schoene, Superintendent

Donna Burlenski Food Service Coordinator Bridgeport Exempted Village School District Brent Ripley, Superintendent

Debbie Robertson Food Service Coordinator Bright Local School District Mike Bick, Superintendent

Jane Evans School Nurse Carrollton Exempted Village School District David Quattrochi, Superintendent

Jenna Dress Special Education Director Conotton Valley Union Local Todd Herman, Superintendent

Jennifer Andrews Director Transportation and Food Services Coshocton City Schools David Hire, Superintendent

James Creech Transportation Director Crooksville EV Schools Kevin Smith, Superintendent

Kayla Harman Preschool Supervisor East Central Ohio ESC Randy Lucas, Superintendent 

Tracy Taylor School Nurse East Guernsey Local Schools Adam Pittis, Superintendent

Linda Jones Food Service Director, Head Cook East Muskingum Local Schools David Adams, Superintendent

Tracy Cremer Director of Food Services Eastern Local (Brown County) Michele Filon, Superintendent

Peggy Edwards Head Cook -Coolville Elementary Federal Hocking School District David Hanning, Superintendent

Erin Lockhart EMIS Coordinator/Records Control/Truancy Officer Fort Frye Local Schools Stephanie Starcher, Supt. 

Sharon McDermott  Superintendent (Retired) Franklin Local Rob Preston, Superintendent

Dana Glassburn Director, Gallia County Job & Family Services Gallia Vinton ESC Denise Shockley, Superintendent

Lea Cummings School Nurse Huntington Local Pete Ruby, Superintendent

Eric White Food Services Director Indian Creek Local School District T.C. Chappelear,Superintendent

Brian Dittfeld Director of Technology & Classified Operations Indian Valley Local Ira Wentworth, Superintendent

Patrick Ball Insurance Broker for the District Jackson City School District Phil Howard, Superintendent

Missy Adams Food Service Director Lisbon Exempted Village Schools Joe Siefke, Superintendent

Sheila Richards High School Technology Teacher Manchester Local School District Brian Rau, Superintendent

Christy Boothby Director of the Technology and Information Center Marietta City Schools William Hampton, Supt.

Richard Hall Superintendent (Retired) Mid-East Career and Technology Center Matt Sheridan, Superintendent

Ryan Stockham District Technology Coordinator Minford Local Schools Jeremy Litteral, Superintendent

Greg Moore Facilities/Athletic Director Morgan Local Schools Kristin Barker, Superintendent

Dan Blickensderfer Director of Technology Muskingum Valley ESC Lori Snyder-Lowe, Superintendent

Molly Dupler School Nurse New Lexington Schools Casey Coffey, Superintendent

Abby Collins School Nurse Newcomerstown EV Schools Jeff Staggs,Superintendent

Lorraine Holiday Food Service Director Noble Local School District Dan Leffingwell, Superintendent

Lisa Householder High School Principal Northern Local Thomas Perkins, Superintendent

Jacquelyn Prichard Blue Sky /virtual Academy Supervisor Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Andy Brooks, Supt

Steve Foster Grounds Keeper/Bus Driver/Bus Maintenance River View Local Schools Dalton Summers, Superintendent

Jeff Wheeler Athletic Director/Asst.High School Principal Rolling Hills Local School District Scott Golec, Superintendent

Linda Shaw Principal-Portsmouth West Elementary School Shawnee State University Cheryl Irish

Tricia McNickle Elementary Principal Southern Local (Meigs County) Tony Deem,Superintendent

Chad Moore Technology SupervisorTri-County Career Center Connie Altier, Superintendent

Julie Hoagland Secretary, Transportation, Food Service, Building Grounds Tuscarawas Valley Local Mark Murphy, Supt

Michael Ogier Transportation Supervisor Vinton County Local School District Rick Brooks, Superintendent

Kelly Waugh RN Wellston City Schools Karen Boch, Superintendent

Robert Dunn Cafeteria Supervisor Zane Trace Local Schools Jerry Mowery, Superintendent

Kevin Appleman Executive Director of Operations/Student Services Zanesville City Schools Doug Baker, Supt.

CORAS Alters Schedule to Address Covid-19

As we begin another school year, please know that CORAS recognizes the difficult decisions and the many challenges that Superintendents are facing daily during these unprecedented pandemic times. I believe strongly and remain confident that your commitment to our kids and your staffs, along with your leadership will absolutely make the difference, for our schools and communities this coming year. Together we will be able to navigate these difficult times and serve children and teachers.

To this end, CORAS has two goals for our coming school year:

1.) Conduct six regular membership meetings. (see dates below)

2.) Utilize our meeting Venues to provide you, our member Superintendents,  with opportunities to discuss hot topics, relevant matter and hear from experts with “in the know”.

Our CORAS Meeting format for 2021 provide you three options; 1.) In person attendance at the Olde Dutch restaurant in Logan Ohio. To accommodate social distancing, we will be limited to the first 45 who register with CORAS Administrative Associate, Debra Kelly. Lunch will follow the meeting. 2.) Zoom at your local ESC office. 3.) Zoom at your office.

Below please find our CORAS meeting dates and locations for your planning:

September 16, 2020 Olde Dutch Restaurant Logan Ohio October 21, 2020      Olde Dutch Restaurant Logan Ohio January 13, 2021     Virtual Zoom Recognition of CORAS school “Pandemic Hero’s” March 17, 2021    Virtual Zoom Hicks in Residence Scholar Recognition April 21, 2021     OU Inn, Athens Ohio June 1, 2021       Eagle Sticks, Zanesville Ohio

Thank you for your commitment to serve kids, teachers, and our communities.

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