Officers

President

Paul M Kidd
Coordinator of Student Services 
Lakewood City Schools
1470 Warren Road
Lakewood OH 44107
216-529-4157
email: paul.kidd@lakewoodcityschools.org
 

President Elect

Deidre S. Parsons
Director of Student Services
Barberton City Schools
479 Norton Ave.,
Barberton, OH  44203

(330) 753-1025 ext. 13127


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

Sarah Walker
Director of Student Services
Amherst Exempted Village School District
185 Forest St
Amherst, OH  44001

440-988-1990


Past President
Dee Kosec
Director of Special Education
Oregon City Schools
5721 Seaman Road
Oregon, Ohio 43616
Office: 419.698.6000 x 3306

Fax: 419.698.6016


Communications Officer
Dr. Valerie Riedthaler
The ESC of Northeast Ohio

Email: valerie.riedthaler@escneo.org

 

Executive Director

Donna Stelzer

937-902-0671

OAPSA.DonnaStelzer@gmail.com

 
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OAPSA is proudly affiliated with the National Association of Pupil Services Administrators 
 
 
 
 

Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators

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

OAPSA 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
 
Home Page News
OAPSA Conference Dates for 2018-2019
12/7/2018
2/7 & 2/8/2019
5/3/2019
 
OAPSA Conference Dates for 2019-2020
9/20/2019
12/6/2019
5/1/2020
 
 
 
 
 
Home Page Stories
 
School Psychology Awareness Week (SPAW) is November 12-16, 2018.  This year's theme is "Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!"  A password is a personal key for unlocking any number of areas of potential in our lives. Our goal is to connect with how modern youth and adults unlock things (e.g., gaming levels, phones, devices, codes) and to highlight how thinking about specific skills, assets, or characteristics as "passwords" can lead to positive growth. School psychologists are particularly skilled at assisting students and staff in unlocking the resources, proactive and preventive skills, and positive connections necessary to unlock one's full potential to thrive in school and life.
Did you know that you can register for the OAPSA Conference on the Clubrunner app?  Download the app and try it today!  Registration is under "Club Events."  
 
The conference will start with ODE updates from Kim Monachino, Director for the Office for Exceptional Children.  Then, we will have a presentation on "Do your Job and Year 13" by Ryan Hartzell, Assistant Principal at Barberton City Schools.  Following lunch we will have a presentation on the "Legal Updates" by David Lample, Partner at Bricker & Eckler; "STABLE Accounts" by Erick Ochmanek and Elise Geig at the Treasurer's Office; and "Short Term Fix to the Shortage of School Psychologists" by the Madison-Champaign ESC.  
 
Registration for this conference will now be online!!  If you have updated your Clubrunner account, most of the information will be automatically filled in for you.  You can register online now at:    https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=9c3248fc-6779-4f0c-b4ef-00cfc939c19a
Seven OAPSA members  volunteered their time in July to storm Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and advocate on behalf of children and youth with exceptionalities and their professional colleagues. Organized by the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), over 265 special and gifted education and early intervention advocates participated in the 2018 Special Education Legislative Summit from July 8–11, 2018.
The highlight of the summit was meeting with Members of Congress and their staff.  There are important policy issues before the U.S. Congress, which can have a positive impact on the outcomes for children and youth with exceptionalities.
While on Capitol Hill, the OAPSA team presented eight different congressional offices with four issues currently challenging the field of special education and earl intervention. Senator Brown, Senator Portman, Rep. Kaptur, Rep. Joyce, Rep. Ryan, Rep. Fudge, Rep. Stivers, and Rep. Gibbs each received information about these crucial issues.  In unison with the 265 advocates at the summit, OAPSA asked the men and women of Congress to:
·       Fund special education and early intervention programs.
·       Protect public funds for public education.
·       Address the shortage of special education teachers and early intervention providers.
·       Provide support to ensure social and emotional learning, positive school climate, and mental health supports.
 
OAPSA Selects New Executive Director
Dee Hepperly, President of the Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators has announced their new Executive Director.  She is Mrs. Donna Stelzer, who has been a part of OAPSA for many years and served on the Executive Board from 2010-2015.  Mrs. Stelzer replaces Dr. John Opperman who recently retired as OAPSA’s first Executive Director.
 
OAPSA is a strong and active affiliate member of NAPSA.  Congratulations to Mrs. Stelzer.  We look forward to Donna’s leadership for future growth in the field of student/pupil services.  
Meet the OAPSA Executive Director!Donna Stelzer became OAPSA’s Executive Director on June 1, 2018.     She is an experienced and successful educational leader in the state of Ohio with more than 26 years in educational administration connected to Special Education and Student Services. Donna also has 14 years as an Intervention Specialist in high incidence and low incidence programs.   Donna is also the Director of School Psychology Program at Madison-Champaign ESC located in Urbana, Ohio. Being a part of the MCESC Administrative Team for the past 17 years, she is well versed in marketing skills, using efficient business practices, and developing servant leaders.    Donna is currently a member of Ohio’s Related Service Personnel Shortage Workgroup and a member of the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).   She serves as the Adjunct Professor for Ashland University helping participants of OAPSA Conferences earn credit for their attendance. Donna has been a member of OAPSA for more than 17 years.  She served on OAPSA’s Executive Board for five years as Secretary, President Elect, President and Past President. She describes OAPSA as her life line for navigating all of the best practices and mandates connected to Special Education and Student Services.  Donna is married and has three sons, three daughter-in laws, and six grandchildren. 
OAPSA Conference Dates for 2018-2019
12/7/2018
2/7 & 2/8/2019
5/3/2019
 
OAPSA Conference Dates for 2019-2020
9/20/2019
12/6/2019
5/1/2020
 
 
 
 
 
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