Thursday, May 26, 2022
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
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.
Monday, May 23, 2022
Amanda (Pigford) Trumpower `14
Christian children's author Amanda Trumpower announces Collar Cases, a new chapter book series for kids who love animals, mystery and humor. This series combines silly characters and zany hijinks with family-friendly messages built on biblical themes, making it the perfect read-aloud for Christian parents of children ages 7-12.
Collar Cases follows the adventures of cat and dog investigative journalists Mittens Meow and Alex Digger as they solve mysteries and learn lessons about character in their small town. The fun begins with Case of the Robbed Recipe, which is available in paperback, ebook and audiobook from Amazon. For review copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children are also invited to attend a series of free virtual programs throughout May 2022. Programs take place in Alex's metaverse clubhouse, hosted by Gather.town. Each program features fun activities and guest speakers on topics related to the books, as well as free book giveaways.
Christie Thomas, author of several Christian picture books, calls the first book [a] lively, fast-paced story kids will love. Young readers will be drawn into the mystery [and] the banter between tough-as-nails Mittens and her faithfully-hungry partner, Alex.
An inspirational [series] that will leave your family barking for more! writes Katie J. Trent, homeschool speaker and author of the hit interactive devotional, Dishing Up Devotions: 36 Faith-Building Activities for Homeschooling Families.
Learn more and sign-up for programs at www.amandatrumpower.com.
Friday, May 20, 2022
Alicia Hopkins `09 will be speaking at the Milestones National Autism Conference this summer, June 15-16! She'll be presenting virtually about Art Speaks: Using Art for Self Advocacy and Independent Living.
This year the conference has over 80 sessions, all presented by autism professionals, family members, and autistic individuals. There will be networking, a virtual art show, and CEUs in 12 disciplines. Plus all content will be available on-demand through August 15!
Monday, May 16, 2022
Lauren Ellinger `20 had the pleasure of working at Seattle Children's Hospital as a clinical pediatric mental health specialist, educator, nurse assistant, and medical coach on the psychiatry and behavioral medicine unit. She acceptrf a position in February at her dream workplace at Akron Children's Hospital! She has wanted to work at Akron Children's Hospital since she was 2! She is a dietetic, nutrition, and culinary specialist and associate in the Nutrition Department in Nutrition Services! She is in love with her job and obsessed with her position, making a difference, and the entire atmosphere! She has the best co workers and boss! She is also excited to start graduate school in a few months to obtain her Master's in Public Health specializing in Public Health Nutrition on the RD/ RDN route! Her dream is to be a pediatric registered dietitian in maternal and fetal medicine and nutrition at Akron Children's Hospital!
She also teach courses in literacy education at the University of Akron.
Monday, May 2, 2022
Amanda (Vance) Wycuff `03 became the head principal of Price Elementary School in the Cuyahoga Falls City School District during the 20-21 school year after serving as an elementary teacher and literacy specialist with Canton City Schools for 17 years.