Officers

President

Jacqueline Vance
Director of Student Services  
North Ridgeville City Schools 
34620 Bainbridge Road
North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Office # (440) 353-1137
 

 

 

President Elect

Melinda Vaughn
Director of Student Services
Newark City Schools
621 Mount Vernon Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740-670-7025
Fax: 740-670-7039
 
 
Treasurer
 
Gwenn M Spence
Director of Student Services
Granville Exempted Village Schools
130 N. Granger St
Granville, OH 43023
Office #740-587-8180
Fax # 888-683-7730
 


Secretary

Shannon Goss, Ph.D., NCSP
Director of Student Services
Olmsted Falls City Schools
26937 Bagley Road
Olmsted Falls, OH  44138
 
Phone: 440-427-6530
 

Past President
 
Sarah Walker
Director of Student Services
Amherst Exempted Village School District
550 Milan Avenue
Amherst, OH  44001

Communications Officer
Dr. Valerie Riedthaler
The ESC of Northeast Ohio
10 North Main Street
Akron, OH  44308
330-761-2733
 

 

Executive Director

Donna Stelzer
937-902-0671
 
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OAPSA is proudly affiliated with NAPSA and CASE

Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators

...is a state organization of school administrators currently charged with
district-wide administrative responsibilities for Pupil Services.

OAPSA members oversee one or more of the following

in their districts:

  • Attendance and Student Accounting
  • Pupil Assessment
  • Guidance
  • At-Risk Programs
  • Nursing
  • Discipline
  • School Psychology
  • Gifted/Talented Programs
  • School Social Work
  • Related Service(s) (e.g. SLP, OT, PT)
  • Exceptional or Special Education
  • State and Federal Grants
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
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OAPSA Conference Dates 

9/17/2021 at Quest

2/24 & 2/25/2022 at Nationwide Conference Center

5/6/2022 at Quest

9/23/22 at Quest 

2/23 & 2/24/2023 at Nationwide Conference Center

5/5/2023 at Quest 

 

 

 
 
 
Home Page Stories
Below are our nominees for OAPSA's 2022  Dr. John Opperman Outstanding Contribution Award. I'm sure you will join me in congratulating each of these noteworthy nominees.  
 
LeAnna Ford, Pupil Services Supervisor at Olentangy Local Schools  was nominated by  OAPSA Member, Marty Arganbright, Director of Pupil Services at Olentangy Local Schools.
 
Deidre S. Parsons, Director of Student Services at Barberton City Schools and OAPSA's Past President was nominated by Dr. Valerie Riedthaler  of the ESC of Northeast Ohio and Val is also  OAPSA's Communication Officer.   
 
The nominees will be recognized at our  May 6 OAPSA Business meeting  and the winner will be announced later during our May 6 OAPSA Conference at Quest Conference Center. 
 
It's time to give special recognition to a deserving OAPSA member!  Every year at our OAPSA May Conference we present an OAPSA member with The Dr. John Opperman Outstanding Contribution Award.   Student Services and Special Education Directors are not accustomed to receiving praise and recognition. In fact, too often, we operate in the shadows until something goes awry.    Each one of us now has an opportunity to nominate one of our OAPSA  colleagues for some well-deserved recognition.    All completed nomination packets must be returned via email  to me by March 1, 2022.  The packet is available online at:  https://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000100906/en-ca/files/homepage/dr-opperman-award-nomination-form/The-2022-Dr.-John-Opperman-Outstanding-Contribution-Award.pdf
 
In an article about Kristina Hulse being the recipient of our prestigious  award last May, the author, Ellie Roberto explained "Hulse was honored to receive the nomination, but she believes that every special education administrator should be awarded for their accomplishments during the pandemic.  “Our students and staff need us more than ever and this is our time to make a difference in others' lives. We are all deserving of this award, due to the impact we have made,”  (That's a quote from Kristina)   If you would like to see that entire article here is the link:   https://www.cityscenecolumbus.com/communities/suburban-spotlight/Pickerington-administrator-awarded/
 
 The Award from 2021 and the Award Packet for 2022  is pictured in the image below.  You will find that award packet with all the details about how to nominate an OAPSA member  in the attachment to this email message!    And check out what our OAPSA members are saying about our Award Program in the images below my signature area!  Remember that the deadline to submit a nomination packet is March 1, 2022.  
 
 
         
 
 

OAPSA CONFERENCE CANCELLATION POLICY
Please note our cancellation policy:

You may cancel your registration up to 5 business days before the conference deadline by notifying Gwenn Spence via email at gspence@granvilleschools.org and we will refund your registration less a $25 cancellation fee. 

For cancellations, less than 5 days before the deadline, we will refund your registration by 50%
After the deadline or a no-show, no refunds will be given.

 
 
 
More information and a link to register for OAPSA's Hot Topics will be available soon.  All OAPSA's Hot Topics will be virtual at 7:30AM, and will be free for OAPSA members.  Mark your calendars now!
 
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