Dr. Riedthaler is the Independent Hearing Officer in the Student Services Department in Akron Public Schools. Dr. Riedthaler completed her B.S.E., M.Ed., and a Ph.D. in K-12 Educational Administration at Kent State University. She has also completed licensure programs at Kent State for Administrative Specialist (Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development; Educational Research), Education of the Handicapped (K-12) (Developmental Handicapped; Multi-handicapped; Orthopedically Handicapped; Gifted Intervention Specialist; Transition to Work), and Superintendent. Dr. Riedthaler is a member of the Ohio Association of Pupil Service Administrators Executive Committee (President 2011-2012, President-Elect 2010-2011, Secretary 2009-2010, Communications 2010-present) and is a participant in Leadership Akron’s Civic Solutions Lab in Early Childhood for 2017. Previous professional engagement includes Education Law Association School Law Reporter (June 2005-January 2010), Education Law Association Manuscript and Publication Committee (2005-2010), and Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board Member (2010-2011). Dr. Riedthaler has published articles in Critical Issues in Education Law and Policy and in West Education Law Reporter.
Ph.D. Education Administration, Kent State University, 2008, M.Ed. Special Education and Transition-to-Work, Kent State University, 2003, B.S. in Special Education, Developmental, Multiple, Orthopedic Disabilities, Kent State University, 2000
Supervision, Leadership, Administration, School Law, Special Education
Ohio Association of Pupil Service Administrators Executive Committee; President (2011-2012), President-Elect (2010-2011), Secretary (2009-2010), Communications (2012-present)
Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board Member (2010-2011)