Eric Mathews

north high school - akron, oh

TEACHERS' DIVERSITY LAGS STUDENTS'

Eric Mathews is a marketing education teacher at North High School, Akron, Ohio - who recruits students to make classes more diverse.  The award-winning teacher said student's need role models who have lived through similar experiences.  Mr. Mathews is a Kent State CTTE alumnus and is the National 2015 Career Technical Education Teacher award winner. Read more about this article.

 

KADIE MORELLI

Maplewood career center - ravenna, OH

INAUGURAL ANIMAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

The 2014-2015 school year has a group of twenty-three students who will be the inaugural Animal Science class. They will be the initial group of young people to participate in Maplewood’s Animal Science program.  The class will be instructed by Kadie Morelli. 

 

CLAYTON CUNDIFF

KENMORE HIGH SCHOOL - KENMORE, OH

ASPIRING CHEFS DISH OUT FREE MEALS TO AREA SENIORS

The Kenmore Community Center, 880 Kenmore Blvd., Kenmore, OH is the location of a classroom setting that Clayton Cundiff has created for his Kenmore culinary arts students.  The students walk a block to the Community Center on the first Wednesday of each month to serve seniors.  The students learn about life, interact with a generation from a distant Kenmore and hone their craft. Many of the teens aspire to become chefs. Read more about this article.

 

DAVID STRUKEL - UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO LECTURER

SELECTED FOR KENT STATE DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

David Strukel, a full-time lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Toledo, was selected as the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services Fifth Annual Hall of Fame Awards. Strukel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, TV and Film from Bowling Green State University in 1993, and a Master’s degree in 2004 from Kent State in Education through the Career Technical Education department. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the School of Media and Communication at Bowling Green. At the University of Toledo, Strukel has taught classes such as Mass Communication and Society, TV Newswriting, Audio Production, Persuasion Theory, Professional Business Communication, Public Presentations, and Media Performance. In 2013, he co-designed a flipped Public Presentations class for the Honors College through the support of Apple Higher Education using the iPad and MacBook Air. Before starting a career in higher education, Mr. Strukel worked as Assistant Operations Manager, Sports Director, Reporter, Producer, Anchor, and Promotions Assistant at radio stations in Canton, Dover, and Wooster. He also worked as Production, Program and Public Affairs Director for a station in Clyde, Ohio. His first teaching job was as a substitute teacher in the Massillon and Jackson school districts in Stark County. Then, he became a special education teacher’s assistant at Shaker Heights High School. As a teacher at Aurora High School, Strukel created the career-technical video broadcasting program and received the Omicron Tau Theta “Distinguished Leadership Award” in 2004. He received a Wal-Mart Regional Teacher of the Year Award in 2006 after being nominated by his students.  

 

mARK HAMILTON & BRAD TUCKER

Maplewood Career Center - Ravenna, OH

Brad Tucker

Congratulations to Mark Hamilton and Brad Tucker (pictured) at Maplewood Career Center for their recent recognition during the visit from Josh Mandel, Ohio State Treasurer.

 


Maria Schlenk

Portage Lakes Career Center - Uniontown, OH

Maria Schlenk

Congratulations to Maria Schlenk from Portage Lakes Career Center!  She was selected to the Summit County 2013 All-County Teaching Team.
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Matt Simpson

Buchtel Community Learning Center - aKRON, OH

Matt Simpson

Congratulations to Matt Simpson from Buchtel Community Learning Center!  Matt received the 2013 Ohio Teacher of the Year in Career Education Award.
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Amy Stauffer-McNutt

BUCKEYE JOINT VOCATIONAL SCHOOL - nEW PHILADELPHIA, OH

Amy Stauffer-McNutt

AMISH LEBEN ONLINE NEWSLETTER
Dated:  May 21, 2013 by Kathy Marner 

Most Amish young people finish their formal education at the eighth grade.  They are legally exempted from compulsory schooling beyond that, unlike the general population. Now there is another option for those who would like more. The East Holmes School system in conjunction with Buckeye Joint Vocational School provides a program for those between the ages of 14 to 22 years who wish to add a practical knowledge of business to their repertoire.

Amy Stauffer-McNutt’s enthusiasm is clear to see as she talks about the forty to fifty students she teaches throughout the school year in the detached classrooms beside the Berlin Grade School. She describes her career path as a twisting one that eventually “led me to a job I love!” She feels God brought her to this place doing something for which she has passion, to help young people be ready for their entry into the work force.

Shortly before graduating from Kent State University with a degree in music education, Amy was approached about an opportunity to work with latch-key kids in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Tuscarawas County. Never dreaming her career would lead down this path she started out on what would be an eleven-year stint working with these youth programs. After grant monies ended, and with them her job, Amy moved into a position as case manager for family mentoring in Holmes County. Working as a GED instructor, teaching music at a nearby Christian school, and continuing involvement in Holmes County mentoring programs, she found herself holding down five part-time jobs. Then her daughter was born and it was time to cut back to only her GED classes and related support groups.

Read more about Amy Stauffer-McNutt and her business school for Amish and Mennonite students.