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Mark Hamilton and Brad Tucker - Maplewood Career Center

BradCongratulations to Mark Hamilton and Brad Tucker at Maplewood Career Center for their recent recognition during the visit from Josh Mandel, Ohio State Treasurer.  Please click on the link below to read more:






                    Brad Tucker



Maria Schlenk - Portage Lakes Career Center 

Maria 2013 School Photo (176x250)

Congratulations to Maria Schlenk from Portage Lakes Career Center!  She was selected to the Summit County 2013 All-County Teaching Team.  Please click on the link below to read more:









Matt Simpson - Buchtel Community Learning Center 


Congratulations to Matt Simpson from Buchtel Community Learning Center!  Matt received the 2013 Ohio Teacher of the Year in Career Education Award.  Please click on the link below to read more:







Amy Stauffer-McNutt


Dated:  May 21, 2013 by


Most Amish young people finish their formal education at the eighth grade.  They are legally exempted from compulsory schooling beyond that, unlike the general population. Now there is another option for those who would like more. The East Holmes School system in conjunction with Buckeye Joint Vocational School provides a program for those between the ages of 14 to 22 years who wish to add a practical knowledge of business to their repertoire.

Amy Stauffer-McNutt’s enthusiasm is clear to see as she talks about the forty to fifty students she teaches throughout the school year in the detached classrooms beside the Berlin Grade School. She describes her career path as a twisting one that eventually “led me to a job I love!” She feels God brought her to this place doing something for which she has passion, to help young people be ready for their entry into the work force.

Shortly before graduating from Kent State University with a degree in music education, Amy was approached about an opportunity to work with latch-key kids in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Tuscarawas County. Never dreaming her career would lead down this path she started out on what would be an eleven-year stint working with these youth programs. After grant monies ended, and with them her job, Amy moved into a position as case manager for family mentoring in Holmes County. Working as a GED instructor, teaching music at a nearby Christian school, and continuing involvement in Holmes County mentoring programs, she found herself holding down five part-time jobs. Then her daughter was born and it was time to cut back to only her GED classes and related support groups.