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Peggy Young, Director of the Education Division, has a lifelong focus on education beginning her career as a speech therapist. Peggy has extensive experience in executive leadership, business operations, financial management, and personnel management in both profit and non-profit organizations. Peggy has worked in the Community School Division at Buckeye since its inception with community school sponsorship in 2004. Peggy is instrumental in the growth and accomplishments of the Division and leads an exemplary team of community school consultants throughout the State.
Peggy earned a BA and Masters Degree from The Ohio State University. She is a licensed Ohio School Treasurer.
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Jennifer L. Robison has served community school developers, operators, sponsors, parents, and students throughout Ohio for 10 years.
Jennifer is a leading expert in community school sponsorship, auditing, school operations, and compliance monitoring with local and national community school rules and regulations. Jennifer has served as a NCLB compliance officer, Federal programs administer, sponsor representative, and community school board member. Jennifer has worked on the planning committee for the national project: Building Charter School Quality working with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, the Center for Research on Educational Outcomes, and the Colorado League of Charter Schools.
Jennifer L. Robison earned her BBA degree from Ohio University and her MBA degree from the University of Phoenix Columbus Campus.
Dr. Carol S. Young joined the Education Division team in 2011. Dr. Young brings 35 years of experience in public education in various disciplines. Her educational leadership experience as a former Superintendent to her Special Education expertise increases our capacity as a team to provide quality technical assistance in community school operations and educational supervision.
Dr. Young holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and is a successful published expert in Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum.
Anita has been with the Education Division for over three years assisting each sponsored school and all Regional Representatives in assuring the ODE required documents are uploaded into Sharepoint in a timely fashion. Additionally, she provides support to the Director and Associate Director with daily operating practices, spreadsheet creation and document management.
Maureen has been assisting schools and non-profit organizations in their fundraising efforts for the past nine years with Great American Opportunities. She holds a Bachelor in Science of Business Administration with a focus in Advertising and Public Relations. Her interests include advancing technology, working with children as well as spending time with family.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from Youngstown State University. Joe possesses a wide range of educational experience from teaching middle school for the Austintown School District, to administrative experience at Kent State University. Born outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Joe is a life long Pittsburgh sports fanatic and a walking encyclopedia
James comes to the Education Division most recently from the Ohio Department of Education’s Offices of Strategic Initiatives & Exceptional Children. James brings a unique perspective developed through various roles in education administration: community school leadership, community college (continuing education), university (computer literacy training) and state-level. James earned his BA in Sociology from Western Michigan University and his Master of Public Administration degree from The Ohio State University.
Lori is currently a medical librarian at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio. She earned her MLS from Kent State University, Kent and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a major in Medical Technology from Youngstown State University. Her interests include the application of emerging technologies to learning; webpage development and design; all aspects of digital preservation projects;computer networking and medical database searching.