Frequently Called Numbers

Contact us at [email protected] if you have a question or need more information. 

Absences/tardies: Call school 

After-school care: Stancy Sykes, Family and Community Engagement, 330.761.1680, [email protected]

Akron After School: Karen Moore, 330.761.3038, [email protected]

Akron Early College High School: Tom O'Neil, 330.972.6450, [email protected]

Akron Plan: Chrissie McClure, 330.761.2735, [email protected]

AkronReads: Stancy Sykes, Family and Community Engagement (FACE), 330.761.1680, [email protected]

Akron STEM High School: Dina Popa, 330.761.7965, [email protected]

APS Online: 330.761.3115

Ask Gilby®: Ryan Rittenhouse, Broadcast Communications, 330.761.3097, [email protected]

Athletics: Joe Vassalotti, 330.761.7988, [email protected]

Board meetings: Ruth Rieman, Superintendent's Office, 330.761.2921, [email protected]

Board members:

Board policies: General Counsel, 330.761.2911

Building construction, facility planning/capital improvement: Debra Foulk, 330.761.2805, [email protected]

Building permits: Jennifer King, 330.761.2807, [email protected]

Business Affairs: Debra Foulk, 330.761.2805, [email protected]

Bus schedules: Bill Andexler, 330.761.1392, [email protected]

Child custody: 330.761.2734

Child Nutrition: Laura Kepler, 330.761.1335, [email protected]

College and Career Academies of Akron: Marcie Ebright, 330.761.2883, 

Communications: Mark Williamson, 330.761.2930, [email protected]

Counselors: Stephanie Hammond, 330.761.3023,; or call school

Curriculum and Instruction:

Data/accountability: Howard Lawson, 330.761.2718, [email protected]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Carla Chapman, 330.761.3297, [email protected]

Early Learning Program/preschool: Patricia Cronin, 330.873.3396, [email protected] 

Expulsion/suspension referrals: Rebecca Jenkins, 330.761.2742, [email protected]

Gifted & Talented Programs: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045, [email protected]

Graduation: Michelle Marquess-Kearns, Secondary Schools, 330.761.7948, [email protected]

Home Instruction: Terri Porter, 330.761.3181, [email protected]

Homeschooling: Sondra Shephard, 330.761.2763, [email protected]

Human Resources: Kathy McVey, 330.761.2945, [email protected]

Library/media services/gifted and talented: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045, [email protected]

NIHF ... STEM High School: 330.761.7965

NIHF ... STEM Middle School: 330.761.3195

Open Enrollment: 330.761.2810

Police-in-the-Schools: Donald Zesiger, Safety and Security, 330.761.2731, [email protected]

Post-secondary options: Michelle Marquess-Kearns, 330.761.7948, [email protected]; or call school

Proficiency/Ohio Graduation Testing, testing, research and evaluation: Patricia Agble, 330.761.3066, [email protected]

Project GRAD Akron: Jacqueline Silas-Butler, 330.761.3056, [email protected]

Project RISE: Shannah Carino, 330.761.2969, [email protected]

PTA: Tanya Nicholson,

Registration (K-12): call school

Report cards (K-12): call school

Safety Hotline: 800.418.6423, ext. 359

School assignment: 330.761.2735 or 330.761.2742

School closings: Debra Foulk, Business Affairs, 330.761.2805, [email protected]; or local radio stations

School Improvement: Keith Liechty-Clifford, 330.761.3116, [email protected]

School lunch/breakfast program: Laura Kepler, Child Nutrition, 330.761.1335, [email protected]

Security: Donald Zesiger, Safety and Security, 330.761.2731, [email protected]

SOAR: Rebecca Green-Pallotta, 330.761.7971, [email protected]

Special Education, transportation: Sherry Johnson, 330.761.3154, [email protected] or Vicki Feesler, 330.761.1393, [email protected]

Special permits: 330.761.2734

Specialty Programs: Tamiko Hatcher, 330.761.7933, [email protected]

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

Student behavior (Code of Student Behavior): 330.761.2734

Student behavior (Pupil Adjustment Program): Child Study, Erich Merkle, 330.761.2830, [email protected]

Summer School (Secondary): Secondary Schools, 330.761.7948

Summer School (Elementary): Elementary Schools, 330.761.3075

Superintendent (Interim): Mary Outley, 330.761.2920,

Television shows, Mark Williamson, Communications, 330.761.2930, [email protected]

Title 1: Keith Liechty-Clifford, School Improvement, 330.761.3116, [email protected]

Transcripts, current students: contact your school counselor

Transcripts, former students: 330.761.2927

Transportation: William Andexler, 330.761.1390, [email protected]

Volunteers: Stancy Sykes, Family and Community Engagement, 330.761.1680, [email protected]

WAPS 91.3FM The Summit: Tommy Bruno, 330.761.3095, [email protected]

Weapons: Donald Zesiger, Safety and Security, 330.761.2731, [email protected]

Work permits: Sondra Shephard, 330.761.2763, [email protected]

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