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4 Years In A Row!!!

Also In This Issue Innovative Day ..………………...p. 4-5 Options…………….……….............p. 6-7 TCESC Audiology......……….…..p. 9 Student-Managed Pantry……p. 14

6000 Youngstown Warren Rd. • Niles, Ohio 44446 • Phone: (330) 505-2800 • Fax: (330) 505-2814 • www.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 Dec. 15 to the TCESC Public Relations Department: Brittany Bissell Public and Community Relations Coordinator (330) 505-2800 ext. 187 Kate Keller Public and Community Relations Supervisor (330) 505-2800 ext. 188 Virginia Shank Public and Community Relations Supervisor (330) 505-2800 ext. 189

TCESC Governing Board Don Bishop Denise Domhoff Jeff Dreves William J. Holland Allen Ryan

TCESC Administrative Team Michael Hanshaw, Superintendent Lori Simione, CPA, Treasurer

From Superintendent

Michael Hanshaw I am happy to announce that—for the fourth year in a row — our Trumbull County ESC has been recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a High Performing ESC. This accolade, which recognizes our work for the 2018-2019 school year, is attributed to the 275 members of our outstanding and dedicated staff who continually go above and beyond to meet the needs of our partnering school districts and the students we serve. Examples of these efforts, some of which are highlighted in this edition of our newsletter, include Innovative Day, JA/TCESC College, Career and Trades Conference, STEAM Powered Learning and Striving Readers. We appreciate our aligned school districts and look forward to working collaboratively with all of you in 2020. Until then, have a happy holiday season.

Robert Marino Jr., Assistant Superintendent Curriculum & Instruction


Kathleen Vilsack, Director of Pupil Services


Carlotta Sheets, Supervisor of Human Resources

Elementary Feb. 8

Christopher M. Hubinsky Technology Administrator

Junior High Feb. 22 High School March 14



TCESC High Performing ESC

The Ohio Department of Education, for the fourth year in a row, has recognized the Trumbull County Educational Service Center as a High Performing ESC, meaning our programs are meeting the needs of partnering school districts through our shared services model that enables schools to keep costs down and remain fiscally sound. “We are very proud to again receive this recognition from the Ohio Department of Education,” said TCESC Superintendent Michael Hanshaw. “The Trumbull County ESC remains committed to enhancing the educational opportunities we offer students through an array of exceptional services, all while remaining fiscally responsible to our Trumbull County community.”

Members of the TCESC staff stand next to the newest High Performing ESC sign now displayed on the wall at the central office in Niles. The 2018-2019 sign joins those for the school years of 20172018, 2016-2017 and 2015-2016. 3

#InnovativeDa Professional Learning Day sparks inspiration, fuels innovation & collaboration among Trumbull County public school educators WARREN — Hundreds of Trumbull County educators gathered Nov. 5 for the Trumbull County Educational Service Center’s second Innovative Day. Sessions were spread out across three facilities in Warren — Warren G. Harding High School, Lincoln PK-8 School and Willard PK-8 School. Keynote speaker Tom Murray, director of Innovation for Future Ready School and a bestselling author, kicked off the day at 8 a.m. at Warren G. Harding before visiting Lincoln and Willard. He stressed the importance of being intentional in our interactions with students. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, Wis., discussed amplifying the voices around us. Other presenters included Amie Dean “Behavior Queen,” behavior specialist, and physical education professors Douglas Ellison from Kent State Main Campus and Dr. Mary Lavine of Youngstown State University. Educators from across the county also presented sessions in their fields of expertise. See page 14 for more ion Innovative Day.



ay2019 Tom Murray, at right, kicks off Innovative Day 2019 at Warren G. Harding High School. Murray, the keynote speaker for this year’s event, also spoke at Lincoln and Willard schools. Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, bottom, talks to Trumbull County educators at Innovative Day 2019 at Warren G. Harding High School.

“I learned so many things and got so many great ideas that will be helpful for me in working with staff and students. It was definitely of great benefit to our school community.” — Rich Zigarovich, Lordstown Elementary





College, Career & Trades Conference opens doors to pos NILES — More than 4,000 high school students from 21 Trumbull County school districts attended last month’s JA of Mahoning Valley/TCESC College, Career and Trades Fair. The all-day event, a first-of-its-kind for Trumbull County, was held at the former Sears at the Eastwood Mall and included an evening session for parents and the public. Denise Holloway, supervisor, TCESC’s Trumbull Student Assistance Consortium, said the conference provided an opportunity for students and their parents to meet with higher education representatives, business owners and skilled trades leaders at a central location. 6

For more on the CCT Conference, see pages 10 and 11.




ssibilities for Trumbull County’s public school students View the Business Journal’s video of the JA/ TCESC College, Career & Trades Conference here.


TCTC Career Corner class produces learning avenue show for students

CHAMPION — Trumbull County Career and Technical Center’s Career Corner class has launched a new educational learning avenue for students in middle school and early high school. The class is producing a monthly show focused on career pathways. Kris Doran, interactive multimedia instructor at TCTC, said the goal is for schools in Trumbull County to use the show’s content for students to gain knowledge about various careers. TCTC students produce and man the show as well as serve as subject matter experts from their respective career fields. Industry professionals serve as guests on the show and participate in a live question and answer segment. Learn more here.



TCESC Audiology From providing state-mandated hearing screenings to advising schools in choosing assistive technology for hearing impaired students, the Trumbull County ESC’s Educational Audiology Department serves all school districts in Trumbull County. Our audiology team is made up of educational audiologists Christine Fullerman and Susan Jaros. So far this year, our team has performed approximately 1,730 hearing screenings. Students who do not pass these screenings are referred to the TCESC for hearing evaluations. Last year, the TCESC provided 367 hearing evaluations. The team routinely follows 80 students – and counting – who are enrolled in Trumbull County schools and diagnosed with hearing impairment. Additionally, there are a number of students enrolled in the Champion Hearing Impaired program. The team uses different test methods based on a person's age and developmental abilities.

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Christine Fullerman, left, and Susan Jaros , TCESC educational audiologists. so far this year, have performed approximately 1,730 hearing screenings.

Christine Fullerman, TCESC educational audiologist works with a preschooler at the TCESC. .

Has the equipment and ability to perform the same hearing screening babies get at birth; Can attempt a behavioral hearing test from about 6 months of age on up; Uses Visual Reinforcement Audiometry (VRA) to test children who are too young to consciously respond to a hearing test; Trains staff on using and maintaining equipment; Monitors/checks that equipment is functioning properly; Provides information for and attends ETR (three year re-evaluations) and IEP meetings for hearing impaired students; Provides advice and equipment troubleshooting to schools as needed. 9



By The Numbers Harding 1,026: Attendees 43: Presenters

Lincoln 444: Attendees 25: Presenters


148: Attendees 13: Presenters


Members of our TCESC preschool staff are excited to be part of Candy Land Lane again this year. Please join them for the fun-filled family holiday event. 13

TCESC students take on management of The Learning Center pantry in Liberty The Learning Center at Liberty ED Pantry is now being managed by our ED TAP students to enable them to gain vocational and life skills training. To see some of the outstanding work taking place, click on the picture below.

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


@TrumbullCountyESC 14

Inside the TCESC classroom Top left: Braley Hale, preschool teacher, and Jamie Himes, assistant, at Joseph Badger preschool. Top right: Lakeview preschool class with Rebecca Lewis, teacher, left, and Tauna Mobley, classroom assistant. Center: Joseph Badger MD classes with Debbie Miller, assistant, Julia Gadd, assistant, Katie Machuzak, ES/MS teacher, Kim Webb, assistant, Carrie Earls, MS/HS teacher. Bottom: Lakeview preschool with Donna George, preschool teacher. 15

And the 2019 Challenge 24 Winners Are ... Luke Delida

Carter Jones

Howland Middle School Division 4, Grade 7/8

Baker Elementary School Division 2, Grade 5

Henry Dinh

Kylee Marlatt

Howland Middle School Division 3, Grade 6

Lakeview Elementary School Division 1, Grade 4