Frequently Called Numbers

Contact us at if you have a question or need more information. 

Absences/tardies: Call school 

After-school care: Carla Sibley, Community Relations, 330.761.3297,

Akron After School: Desiree Bolden, 330.761.3155,

Akron Early College High School: Cheryl Connolly, 330.972.6450,

Akron Plan: Dan Rambler: 330.761.2734,

AkronReads: Carla Sibley, Community Relations, 330.761.3297,

Akron STEM High School: Dina Popa, 330.761.7965,

Ask Gilby®: Ryan Rittenhouse, Broadcast Communications, 330.761.3097,

Athletics: Joe Vassalotti, 330.761.7988,

Board meetings: Marilyn Clackler, Superintendent's Office, 330.761.2921,

Board members:

  • Rev. Dr. Curtis T. Walker, Sr., President, 330.761.7974,
  • Tim Miller, Vice-President, 330.761.7978,
  • Bruce Alexander,  330.761.7972,
  • Ginger Baylor, 330.761.1668,
  • Patrick Bravo, 330.761.7977,
  • Morgan Lasher, 330.761.1673,
  • Lisa Mansfield, 330.761.7973,

Board policies: General Counsel, 330.761.2911

Building construction, facility planning/capital improvement: Debra Foulk, 330.761.2805,

Building permits: Nina Biscan, 330.761.2806,

Business Affairs: Debra Foulk, 330.761.2805,

Bus schedules: Call school

Child custody: Student Services, 330.761.2734

Child Nutrition: Laura Kepler, 330.761.1335,

College/Career Services: Barbara Williams, 330.761.3130,

  • Classrooms at Central-Hower, Dental Program, 330.761.7968
  • Classrooms at Central-Hower, Transition to Work Program, 330.761.7969

Communications: Mark Williamson, 330.761.2930,

Community Relations: Carla Sibley, 330.761.3297,

Counselors: Yvonne Culver, 330.761.3032, or call school

Curriculum and Instruction:

  • Curriculum and Instruction: Ellen McWilliams, 330.761.2925,,
  • Elementary: Mary Outley-Kelly, 330.761.3075,
  • Secondary: Mark Black, 330.761.3079,
  • Teaching and Learning: Karen Gegick, 330.761.3107,
  • Fine Arts: Nathaniel Duvuvuei, 330.761.3189,
  • Foreign Language: Loi Dang-Nguyen, 330.761.3114,
  • Language Arts: Toan Dang-Nguyen, 330.761.3109,
  • Library/Media Services/Instructional Technology: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045,
  • Mathematics: Ruth Hotchkiss: 330.761.3112,
  • Science: Katrina Halasa: 330.761.3117,
  • Social Studies: Adam Motter: 330.761.3034,

Data/accountability: Howard Lawson, 330.761.2718,

Dental sealant: Wilma Cowan-Alexander, Student Services, 330.761.2741,

Early Learning Program/preschool: Patricia Cronin, 330.873.3396, 

Expulsion/suspension referrals: Rebecca Jenkins, Student Services, 330.761.2742,

Gifted & Talented Programs: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045,

Graduation, Curriculum and Instruction: Mark Black, secondary schools 330.761.3079,

Home Instruction: Paul Rusinko, Special Education, 330.761.2965,

Homeschooling: Wanda Basinger, Student Services, 330.761.2810,

Human Resources: Kathy McVey, 330.761.2945,

Instructional Technology/library/media services: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045,

NIHF ... STEM School: 330.761.3195

Open Enrollment: Marianne Malecky, 330.761.2816,

PASS: Laura Everett, 330.873.3373,

Police-in-the-Schools: Student Services, 330.761.2819

Post-secondary options: Mark Black, 330.761.3079,; or call school

Proficiency/Ohio Graduation Testing, testing, research and evaluation: Patricia Agble, 330.761.3066,

Project GRAD Akron: Jacqueline Silas-Butler, 330.761.3056,

Project RISE: 330.761.2969

PTA: Beth Sendelbach,

Registration (K-12): call school

Report cards (K-12): call school

Safety Hotline: 800.418.6423, ext. 359

School assignment: Student Services, 330.761.2735 or 330.761.2742

School closings: Debra Foulk, Business Affairs, 330.761.2805, or local radio stations

School Improvement: Kenya Harrington, 330.761.3111,

School lunch/breakfast program: Laura Kepler, Child Nutrition, 330.761.1335,

Security: Student Services, 330.761.2734

SOAR: Rebecca Green-Pallotta, 330.761.1604,

Special Education, transportation: Sherry Johnson, 330.761.3154, or Vicki Feesler, 330.761.1393,

Special permits: Student Services, 330.761.2734

Specialty Programs: Tamiko Hatcher, 330.761.7933,

Student behavior (disciplinary actions, Juvenile Court, suspension and expulsion referrals, truancy - appointments): Student Services, Rebecca Jenkins, 330.761.2742,

Student behavior (Code of Student Behavior): Student Services, 330.761.2734

Student behavior (Pupil Adjustment Program): Student Services, Erich Merkle, 330.761.2830,

Summer School (Secondary): Tom Hotes, Curriculum and Instruction 330.794.4120,

Summer School (Elementary): Curriculum and Instruction, Mary Outley-Kelly, 330.761.3075,

Superintendent, David W. James, 330.761.2920,

  • Assistant Superintendent, Ellen McWilliams, 330.761.2925,

Television shows, Mark Williamson, Communications, 330.761.2930,

Title 1: Kenya Harrington, School Improvement, 330.761.3111,

Transcripts, current students: contact your school counselor

Transcripts, former students: Latisha Hamer, Student Services, 330.761.2817,

Transportation: William Andexler, 330.761.1390,

Volunteers: Carla Sibley, Community Relations, 330.761.3297,

WAPS 91.3FM The Summit: Tommy Bruno, 330.761.3095,

Weapons: Student Services, 330.761.2734

Work permits: Sondra Shephard, Student Services, 330.761.2763,

YMCA/Phoenix program: Tony Grimes, 330.784.0408,

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