Staff

Rachel TeccaRachel Tecca
Director, College & Career Academies
[email protected]
(330) 761-2778

Rachel Tecca is the director of the College & Career Academies of Akron within the Akron Public Schools. After earning her masters degree from Youngstown State University in educational administration, Rachel has worked in education for 24 years and served in a variety of leadership positions. She has served in the Office of Special Education, was the principal at Bridges Learning Center as well as North High School. While at North High School, Rachel led her staff, students and families in the transformation from a comprehensive high school to the college and career academy model. Rachel focuses on preparing all high school graduates for college, career and life as that continues to be a focus for her professional endeavors. As a founding fellow with the National Career Academy Coalition, as well as the Akron Public Schools lead with the Ford NGL network, collaboration among Akron Public Schools and across the nation allows Rachel Tecca the opportunity to learn and share best practices among practitioners.

CAREER EDUCATION
Nathan Ruyan
Coordinator, CTE 
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(330) 761-3006
Julie Jacob
Program Manager
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(330) 761-3130

Richard Messenger
Data Specialist
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(330) 761-3021 


CAREER ASSESSMENT SPECIALISTS
Emily Parker
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Susan Plas
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JOB COACH

Rose Blike
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(330) 761-3022


JOB TRAINING COORDINATORS
Amy Gray
North High School
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Rae Lynn Daviso
Buchtel CLC
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Heather Thornton
Kenmore-Garfield High School
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Kristy Mazey
Ellet CLC
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Heather Richard
Firestone CLC
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Jennifer Riter
East CLC
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Christine Tilly
AAA/Bridges
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COUNSELORS & COLLEGE ACCESS
Yvonne Culver
Coordinator, School Counselors and College & Career Access
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(330) 761-3032

Dreama Whitfield
Career Advising Manager
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(330) 761-2778

Caitlin Castle
Program Manager 
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(330) 761-3020

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS
Kimberly Gibbs
Secretary 
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(330) 761-3134

Liz Janes
Account Clerk 
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(330) 761-3142 

Mona Saunders
Secretary
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(330) 761-3054

Elise Shuff
Secretary 
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(330) 761-3131
PARTNER ENGAGEMENT
Elizabeth Winter
Coordinator, Partner Engagement
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(330) 761-3135

Darlene Shuler
Middle School Partner Liaison
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(330) 761-7944

Marsha Pohlman
Marketing Manager
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(330) 761-1684


HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY COACHES
Ron Boldry
Ellet High School
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De'Anna Caldwell-Edwards
Buchtel CLC
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Clayton Cundiff
Kenmore-Garfield High School
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Cassandra Hanna
Firestone CLC
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Selena Myers
NIHF STEM High School
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Morgan Schumacher
East CLC
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Janice Weaver
North High School
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MIDDLE SCHOOL ACADEMY COACHES
Sarah Appleby
Middle South
sgregory@apslearns.org

Tracey Bowman
Hyre CLC
tbowman@apslearns.org

William Casterlow
East Middle School CLC
wcaterl@apslearns.org

Sandy Cline
Litchfield CLC
scline@apslearns.org

Yvette Curry
Buchtel Middle School CLC
ycurry@apslearns.org

Kennie Green
Jennings CLC
kgreen2@apslearns.org

Brenda Leighton
NIHF STEM Middle School
bleighto@apslearns.org

Justin Plas
Innes CLC
jplas@apslearns.org
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