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Professional Development

Professional Development

 

The Educational Service Center of Medina County provides districts with high-quality professional development programs to both certified and classified employees.  These programs are offered as a priority to Medina County school districts, but are also available to all Ohio educators, including online course availability.

Staff Development Staff

Krauss, Rachel
Director of Student Services
ESC Staff
Administration
Student Services
Professional Development
RISE Academy
Office: 330-723-6393 x 137
Rachel is a licensed teacher in the state of Ohio, a licensed school administrator in the state of Ohio, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA).  Rachel started her career in the classroom as an elementary teacher. She then transitioned to working directly with children with autism and their families in the home setting, first as a behavior technician, and then as a BCBA, developing and overseeing specific programming for children with autism and other developmental delays.  She joined the ESC of Medina County as a Behavior Specialist in 2011, working directly with school staff in the classroom, and became director of the Department of Special Needs Initiatives in 2014.  She has presented locally and throughout the state at conferences and workshops, is an active member of OHABA and OAPSA,  and supervises students as they pursue coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as supervising BCaBAs (Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts), RBTs (Registered Behavior Technicians), and BTs (Behavior Technicians). In 2021, Rachel co-founded RISE Academy, an alternative education program for students with behavior/mental health challenges. 
Janelle Sailer
Sailer, Janelle
Professional Development and Virtual Learning Academy Secretary
ESC Staff
Professional Development
ESC of Medina County Virtual Academy
Office: 330-723-6393
Ext. 134
Valerio, Denise
Director of Technology Services
ESC Staff
Administration
Professional Development
Technology Services
ESC of Medina County Virtual Academy
Office: 330-723-6393 x 126
Jacinda Yonker
Yonker, Jacinda
Director of Curriculum and Gifted Services, Virtual Learning Academy Principal
ESC Staff
Administration
Curriculum and Instruction
Professional Development
Gifted Services
ESC of Medina County Virtual Academy
Office: 330-723-6393
Ext. 135
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