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TCESC EDUCATOR FALL 2020

On-the-job classroom

The Trumbull County ESC has launched a new program designed to give students onthe-job training through a partnership with the City of Niles and Mayor Steve Mientkiewcz. Students shown in the picture above are working with their instructors to

clean

up

the

grounds

around

the

Wellness

Center.

The

students

also

have

completed tasks at Niles Cemetery and the SCOPE Senior Center. For more on the new Niles Vocational Program, please see page 3.

IN THIS ISSUE Meeting the COVID Challenge

p. 4-5

Classroom Protocols

p. 6

Boatload of Literacy & Learning

p. 7-9

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p. 8

Leading for Educational Excellence!


TCESC GOVERNING BOARD Jeffrey Dreves President

Denise Domhoff Vice President

William J. Holland Al Haberstroh Tom Krispinsky

TCESC Administrative Team

FROM TCESC SUPERINTENDENT MICHAEL HANSHAW

Michael Hanshaw Superintendent michael.hanshaw@trumbullesc.org

Lori Simione, CPA

Now that we have had several weeks to get acclimated to being back in the classroom and our various units, my hope is that we have all settled in and are ready to move forward into the 2020-2021 school year.

Treasurer lori.simione@trumbullesc.org

Robert Marino Jr. Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction robert.marino@trumbullesc.org

We have made many changes while implementing health and safety protocols that have been recommended by local and state officials, all with the intent of keeping our staff and students' best interest in the forefront.

Kathleen Vilsack

Director of Pupil Services kathleen.vilsack@trumbullesc.org

Carlotta Sheets

Supervisor of Human Resources carlotta.sheets@trumbullesc.org

Christopher M. Hubinsky

Technology Administrator chris.hubinsky@trumbullesc.org

If you have any questions about these changes, please do not hesitate to reach out to your department supervisor. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your cooperation, dedication, and professionalism as together we all move through challenging and uncertain times.

@TrumbullESC

@TrumbullCountyESC

www.trumbullesc.org

Have a great year!

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Health & Well-Being Students at The Learning Center at Liberty, including those shown at left and below, got off to a strong

start

Trumbull

this

County

school

year.

ESC

staff

implemented health and wellness protocols recommended by local and state officials in an effort to promote

safe

learning

at

The

Learning Center and in all of our TCESC

units

across

Trumbull

County.

Classroom Protocols 6


Meeting Striving Readers' Needs Across Trumbull County with a Boatload of Literacy & Learning

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Contact the TCESC HR Office at 330-505-2800.

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