Monday, October 31, 2022

Bea Whithead `58

 Bea Whithead `58 on August 4, 2022. Visit

Brady Yoder `17 and Rachel (Wentworth) Yost `20

 Brady Yoder `17 and Rachel (Wentworth) Yost `20 were both honored at the 2022 Garaway Wall of Fame.

Randy Dragomire *73

 Randy Dragomire *73 on July 19, 2022. Visit

Rebecca (Perruci) Payne `16

 Rebecca (Perruci) Payne `16 is excited to bring her experience with avian exotics and environmental education to the nature-tour industry. She will be leading birding and nature tours all over the world with the company Wild Latitudes, using birds and avian ecology to bring people closer to nature. You can find more information about Wild Latitudes at

Veatrice Shaffer `71

 Veatrice Shaffer `71 on June 11, 2022. Visit

Ryan Barkan `01 `02

 Ryan Barkan, CPA, MBA - Vice President, Corporate Accounting, Shearer's  Foods, LLC - Navarre, Ohio, United States | LinkedIn Ryan Barkan `01 `02 has been named the Vice President of Corporate Accounting at Shearer's.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Wendy (Berger) Bilgen `88

 Wendy (Berger) Bilgen `88 has returned to Ohio after living and working in Turkey for 22 years. She has accepted a Visiting Lecturer position in the School of Social Work at Cleveland State University. It's wonderful to be back in social work education in her hometown of Cleveland.

Monday, July 11, 2022

April Linard `05

 April Linard `05 just accepted a job to return to her high school alma mater as Director of Bands at Claymont City School District.

Fredrick "Rick" Sams `75

 Fredrick "Rick" Sams `75 has been serving ad the interim pastor at Mansfield Friends Church since March 20.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Annalyn Grace Taddeo


Annalyn Grace Taddeo was born June 4th to Vinny `15 and Michelle (Hollinger) Taddeo `15.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022

Jen Mower `16

 Jen Mower `16 is the Marketing Coordinator at Pivot Bio in Ames, Iowa.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Joel Daniel Harris `04

 Joel Daniel Harris `04

The latest episode of "Lessons in Adolescence" (a podcast by the Remaking Middle School Initiative, a collaborative project of University of Virginia's Youth-Nex Center and the Association of Middle Level Educators) features a conversation with Joel Daniel Harris, Founder and Executive Dreamer of TomTod, a nearly ten-year-old youth development nonprofit based in Canton, Ohio that offers summer learning opportunities for middle school aged youth, as well as after school and in-school programming. TomTod provides a variety of community-based, immersive experiences for thousands of youth across northeast Ohio that are deeply influenced by adolescent development and rooted in community and relationships, focusing on what young adolescents are capable of here and now, and not just in the future, which can work to change what most people think of the middle school period.

Joel Daniel and Jason talk about the genesis of TomTod, the attributes of summer learning that uniquely resonates with young adolescents, the core elements of the program, which runs throughout the year in and out of school and has a special concentration in the summer months in partnership with an array of community organizations, businesses and institutions. They then talk about the influences of Liberatory Design, positive youth development and social and emotional learning on the program, the complexities of measuring outcomes for programming directed to young adolescents, how TomTod is working to respond to the mental health crisis during this upcoming summer, and what the future holds for the organization in delivering programming as well as building capacity in schools and school systems.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Ira Wentworth `93 `97


Dr. G. Ira Wentworth '93, '97 was selected as the winner of the 2022 Jennings Ohio Superintendent Outstanding Performance Award by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, one of the highest awards the Foundation bestows on an educator.  This award will be formally presented at the Jennings Educators Retreat in July.  Dr. Wentworth was selected for this award due to his focus as a leader on deep learning and excellent teaching.  Dr. Wentworth is serving in his 10th year as Superintendent for the Indian Valley Local School District.  He resides in Dennison, Ohio with his wife Amy '92.