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December 2019

6000 Youngstown Warren Rd. • Niles, Ohio 44446 • Phone: (330) 505-2800 • Fax: (330) 505-2814 • www.TRUMBULLESC.ORG

MERRY CHRISTMA HAPPY NEW YEAR the Trumbull County On the cover, students from The Learning Center, shown in the pictures here, put their thoughts together on what they each believe “the True Spirit of Christmas is� to create this wreath that decorates their unit in Liberty. Along with adding lots of holiday cheer to their own classrooms, some of our TCESC students from The Learning Center also decorated the wreaths many of you have see hanging on the doors at our central office in Niles.



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Getting Prepped: The TCESC Essent

TCESC students, from left, Jakob Campbell , Justin Price and Damien Sheely, work at St. Joseph Warren Hospital through the Essential Skills Program.



tial Skills Program readies students for the future WARREN—Justin Price clears trays in the cafeteria while Jakob Campbell and Damien Sheely, his classmate on another floor, wipe down the elevators at St. Joseph Warren Hospital. The three teens participate in the TCESC Essential Skills Program at St. Joseph’s, which serves as a site-based lab in Warren. “We realized the importance of preparing students to transition into adulthood,” said the TCESC’s Gigi Strata, program supervisor. “This program gives them job skills, real life work experience they can take with them and apply to the jobs they hold once they are out of school.”

“It is beyond exciting and encouraging that we are able to provide this opportunity for our students. As this is the first year of the program , I look forward to the growth and continuation of this opportunity for years to come.” — Laura Revetti, supervisor, TCESC ED Programs

The program was launched this past fall with the initial three students, but is expected to grow, said Laura Revetti, supervisor, TCESC ED Programs. Along with job experience, it provides future employment opportunities, she added. Among other requirements, Essential Skills participants are expected to dress appropriately; understand workplace ethics and behavior; respect staff, clients and property; learn to work Independently and responsibly; learn to accept constructive criticism. For more, click the video link on page 8.


This year’s STEAM Powered Learning Showcase was jampacked with displays, demonstrations and performances as students from 17 Trumbull County public school districts took center stage Dec. 10 and 11 at Lordstown High School. We had 216 students participate in this year’s STEAM program.

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TEAM students take age at 2019 Showcase 7

TCESC’s Essential Skills Program helps students transition into adulthood (Click picture to watch video)

So many great things are taking place in our Trumbull County public schools and at the TCESC. To keep up, follow us:

@TrumbullESC @TrumbullCountyESC www.trumbullesc.org 5



From Superintendent

Michael Hanshaw 2019 has been winding down in a flurry of activity at the Trumbull County ESC, as I’m sure it has for all of you, Once again, our STEAM students closed out another year strong with outstanding displays, demonstrations and performances at our annual showcase. We have shared some photographs from this year’s event on pages 6 & 7. We also introduce you to our Essential Skills students who are gaining job experiences that will help them transition into adulthood. We’ve launched this new program through our partnership with St. Joseph Warren Hospital. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to collaborating with all of our partnering Trumbull County public school districts in 2020. Please continue to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and watch for updates on the TCESC website, Additionally, you can look for the TCESC Annual Report to arrive via email early next year. On behalf of the TCESC Governing Board, Administration and Staff, have a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Champion teacher ‘Educator of the Year’ The North American Association for Environmental Education has named Champion Middle School teacher David Murduck Educator of the Year. For the past 19 of his 24 years in education, Murduck has taught at Champion Local Schools. He currently teaches fifth grade science. Earlier this year, he was nominated for Ohio Teacher of the Year and was named one of the top four finalists. 9




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TCESC Governing Board Don Bishop Denise Domhoff Jeff Dreves William J. Holland Allen Ryan Administrative Team Michael Hanshaw, Superintendent michael.hanshaw@trumbullesc.org Lori Simione, CPA, Treasurer lori.simione@trumbullesc.org Robert Marino Jr., Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction robert.marino@trumbullesc.org 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 christopher.hubinsky@trumbullesc.org

TCESC Educator The Trumbull County Educational Service Center Educator is designed to highlight the activities and accomplishments of our students, staff, partnering school districts and local public educational community. The TCESC Educator is published throughout the school year by the TCESC Public Relations Department. Please submit items for consideration for the next Educator by Jan. 15 to the TCESC Public Relations Department: Brittany Bissell Public/Community Relations Coordinator brittany.bissell@trumbullesc.org (330) 505-2800 ext. 187

Kate Keller Public/Community Relations Supervisor kate.keller@trumbullesc.org (330) 505-2800 ext. 188

Virginia Shank Public /Community Relations Supervisor virginia.shank@trumbullesc.org (330) 505-2800 ext. 189 10

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TCESC Educator December 2019  

TCESC Educator December 2019