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State Board of Education to Meet May 14, 15

Release date: 5/11/2012

The State Board of Education will recognize Lincoln Elementary (Seneca County) and Maplewood Middle School (Trumbull County) as 2011 National Title 1 Distinguished Schools on Monday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m.

Lincoln Elementary, Tiffin City School District, Tiffin, Ohio:

The school community at Lincoln is described as a “family.” The faculty and staff understand the three priority areas on which everyone focuses: student safety; having dedicated, caring professionals; and to give all students the opportunity to achieve their academic potential. At Lincoln Elementary, everyone has made a commitment to student achievement and every decision is geared toward enhancing the classroom experience. Learning looks different every day, but always includes 90 minutes of reading and 90 minutes of math. Through formative assessments, the fully inclusive building is able to tailor lessons to meet the needs of all students.

  • Doug Hartenstein, Principal
  • Donald Coletta, Superintendent

Maplewood Middle School, Maplewood Local School District, Cortland, Ohio:

Maplewood Middle School serves grades 5-8 and is located about 30 miles north of Youngstown. Maplewood has emphasized the analysis of data to pinpoint individual student strengths and weaknesses so that special attention is given directly where the needs are greatest. The staff looked at where their students needed to be at the end of the year – then shot well beyond those targets.

Maplewood’s mission is to set the bar high for all students on state assessments. They use cooperative learning and inclusion to help students meet academic goals. Their focus on going beyond minimums is what has propelled their Performance Index scores to improve each year.

  • Elizabeth Goerig, Principal
  • Perry Nicholas, Superintendent

The mission of the National Title I Association is to enable disadvantaged children and youth to meet or exceed high academic content standards and to build the capacity of state and local educators for leadership, support and advocacy.

State Board Business Meeting

During the business meeting on Tuesday, the Board will consider the following personnel actions:

  • Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the five-year long term multi-age substitute teaching license of Lori A. Burwell – Jefferson County Educational Service Center (Jefferson);
  • Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the one-year short term substitute teaching license of Niklas V. Harbachow – Loveland City School District (Hamilton);
  • Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the five-year professional early childhood teaching license and the five-year professional intervention specialist teaching license of Lindsey A. Richardson – South-Western City School District (Franklin);
  • Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender/denial and to enter an order to permanently deny the one-year long term multi-age substitute teaching license application of Ezais Robinson – The Arts Academy, Lorain (Lorain);
  • Resolution to accept the voluntary surrender and to enter an order to permanently revoke the five-year professional early childhood teaching license of Aaron J. Turner – Northmor School District (Morrow);
  • Resolution to accept the report and recommendation of the hearing officer to permanently revoke the one-year educational aide permit of Traci A. Davis – Lakota Local (Butler);
  • Resolution to deny the one-year educational aide permit application of Janet M. Quinones (AKA Janet M. Feliciano and Janet M. Feliciana) - Middletown City School District (Butler);
  • Resolution to accept the report and recommendation of the hearing officer to permanently revoke the five-year professional adolescence to young adult teaching license of Timothy A. Pratt – not associated with a district.

Administrative Rule actions to be considered by the Board can be found by visiting education.ohio.gov and searching keywords: Rule Actions.

The State Board of Education has set education policy and directed the planning and evaluative functions of Ohio’s public schools, as well as appointed and evaluated the superintendent of public instruction since 1956. The vision of the State Board is for all students to graduate well prepared for success. The State Board is made up of 19 members, including 11 elected and eight appointed members. The chairs of the education committees of the Ohio House of Representatives and Ohio Senate serve as ex officio members.

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