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Career Center Hires New and Promotes Within

The Washington County Career Center administration was busy this past summer making transitions from within and hiring new employees before the new school year. Shari Elfine transitioned from Monitor/Student Support Assistant to Graduation Pathway Specialist. The Career Center welcomes five new employees: Daniel Dailey, Heavy Equipment Instructor; Jana Gregory, Alternative Learning Lab Monitor; Tamara Heydt, Patient Health Care Instructor; Wendy Ketelsen, Financial Aid/Student Services Coordinator; and Corey Lewis, Information Technology Specialist.

Daniel Dailey graduated in 1981 from Hocking College with an associate’s degree in Automotive Management and graduated this month from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Human and Consumer Sciences. Dailey is an ASE Nationally Certified Master Automotive Technician and holds a certification for L1 Advanced Engine Performance Diagnosis. In 1986, he worked for Firestone as a Master Technician for 11 years. In 1997, he accepted a position with Hocking College as a Fleet Technician. In 1999, he transitioned to an instructor of their Heavy Equipment Operations program where he taught for the past 18 years. Dailey has served on several boards and committees including the Hocking College Budget Advisory Committee, Federal Hocking Local School District Board of Education, and various non-profit volunteer organizations. Dailey resides in Guysville with his wife, Jayne, who works for Lowe’s, in Athens. They have two grown daughters, Jennifer (Mike) Parry of Guysville, Danielle Dailey of Guysville, and one granddaughter, Madison.

Jana Gregory is a 2000 graduate from Warren High School and the Washington County Career Center’s former Criminal Justice program. In 2002, Gregory worked for Heartland of Marietta as a Nursing Assistant and Director of First Impressions. In 2012, she briefly worked in the clerical field at Senior Healthcare Associates. Focusing on being a stay-at-home mother, she has worked as a Substitute Aide and ISS Monitor for the Warren Local School District the past three years. Gregory resides in Vincent with her husband, Josh, who is the Plant Manager for Asphalt Materials, Inc. They have two sons, Levi and Cooper.

Tamara Heydt comes to the Career Center with over 20 years of practical and teaching experience in the health field. Heydt attended the Columbus School of Practical Nursing to earn an LPN and she is a 2008 graduate from Columbus State Community College where she obtained an associate’s degree in Nursing. In 2012, she received her Career Technical Education licensure from The Ohio State University and she is currently attending Ohio University to obtain a BSN. Heydt also has a certification as a Primary Instructor for STNA/NATCEP from the University of Cincinnati. She resides in Amesville with her husband, Eric. They have four children, Garrett of Columbus, and three in the home: Gavin, Kira, and Kylea.

Wendy Ketelsen has joined the Career Center - Adult Technical Training team. She is a 1992 graduate from Washington State Community College where she obtained an associate’s degree in Social Service Technology. Additionally, she attended West Virginia University-Parkersburg to take courses in Elementary Education. Ketelsen began her working career at Washington-Morgan Community Action as a Summer Youth Employment & Training Specialist and a Head Start Home Base Visitor. From there, she transitioned to the position of Employment & Training Specialist. In 1997, she worked for Buckeye JOG, Inc. as their Program Coordinator. In 1998, she returned to Washington-Morgan Community Action as their Senior Employment & Training Specialist and worked in this capacity for the past 19 years. For the past year, she worked part-time at the Career Center – Adult Technical Training, in the evenings, as an Office Assistant. Ketelsen resides in Reno with her husband, Brian, who owns Ketel1 TeamWear, LLC. They have three children, Abby of Marietta, and two in the home: Emily and Christian.

Corey Lewis is a 2014 graduate from Warren High School and the Washington County Career Center’s Computer Graphics program. Upon graduation, Lewis interned with the Career Center’s IT Department during the summer. For the past year, he worked at WTAP as their Daybreak Director, where he managed software and hardware controls for the Daybreak show as well as oversaw the master control center for operations. He holds certifications for Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals and Windows Operating System Fundamentals as well as Microsoft Office Specialist: Excel and Word. Lewis resides in Marietta.

Photos: Shari Elfline, Dan Dailey, Jana Gregory, Tamara Heydt, Wendy Ketelsen, and Corey Lewis

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