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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. Mary Ann VonVille transitioned from Intervention Specialist Assistant to Media Specialist. The Career Center welcomes four new employees: Kimberly Miller, Patient Health Care Instructor; Jacquelyn Prichard, Online Education Coordinator; Paul Westbrook, Auto Collision Instructor; and Deana Wolfe, Intervention Specialist.

Kimberly Miller, BSN, RN, graduated from Lorain County Community College with an Associate’s Degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse and an Association of Applied Science in Nursing degree. From Ohio University, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Additionally, Kim is trained for Disaster Relief, is a Meditech EMR, and is a Yellow Belt. She is ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ASLS, and BLS Heart Certified.

Kim currently works for Marietta Memorial Hospital (MMH) as a Shift Coordinator in the Emergency Department. She plans to continue employment with MMH while instructing students at the Career Center. In addition, she has worked for Marietta Health Department as a BCMH Nurse, Cleveland Clinic Hospital – Lutheran as an Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department, as well as several other Ohio medical facilities while gaining experience in her field.

The majority of Kim’s work experience is in the emergency department, but you may also find her in the Dominican Republic on a surgical mission trip for the Medical Mission International or as a team nurse for the Global Missions to South Africa. She also was a volunteer for the Kaiser Permanente Katrina Relief Project.

Kim resides in Fleming with her husband, John, who is a self-employed retiree of the plumbing business. They have one daughter and three sons: Evangelynn of Louisville, KY; Johnny of Lorain, OH; Jared of Lorain, OH; and Esteban of the home. They also have five grandsons.

Jacquelyn Prichard graduated with honors from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science Communications and Cum Laud with a Masters of Arts, Film. Additionally, she is currently attending Marietta College for Continuing Education, K-12 Intervention Specialist and Pioneers in Education Policy Leadership.

Jacque worked for Marietta College the past three years as an Administrative Coordinator in the Advancement Office of Alumni Engagement. Before then, she worked for the Virtual Community School of Ohio, in Reynoldsburg, as the Earn and Learn Specialist, for six years. In addition, she has worked for WASCO as the Project WAVE Coordinator, Fort Frye Local School District as a Para-Professional with Ewing Schools, and ESPN, in Bristol, Connecticut, as the Operations Coordinator and Remote Operations Coordinator.

Jacque resides in Lowell with her husband, Tim, who is employed with NEP Supershooters. They have three sons: Zachary, Jacob and Timothy.

Paul Westbrook graduated from Washington State Community College with an Associate’s Degree for Auto/Diesel Mechanics. He is certified with I-car System, which the Career Center Auto Collision program will begin teaching this school year in place of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Paul worked for the family business, Westbrook Trucking, as a driver from 1989-2003. The past 15 years, he has worked for McClinton Chevrolet as an auto body technician. In addition, he worked with and taught high school internship students the past 10 years.

Paul resides in St. Mary’s with his fiancé, Melinda Peckens, who is employed for WV Choices. He is the father of two sons, Brian and Kayden.

Deana Wolfe graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She received a Masters of Arts in Education, Teaching and Learning from NOVA Southeastern University, which is located in Arlington Heights, Illinois. In addition, she has certifications for CTE Middle School and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.

Deana worked the past 25 years with the Fort Frye Local School District, as a Special Education & Intervention Specialist, at the high school level. While there, she served on several committees for the Building Bridges and Career Connections Mentor Program, Intervention Assistance Team, Differentiated Instruction, Workforce Invest Act Program Advisory, and Washington-Morgan Community Action. She served as the local coordinator for the “Start On Success”, which is a national organization on disabilities.

Deana resides in Little Hocking and is the mother of three daughters: Emma, Kate, and Mille.

Photos: Kimberly Miller, Jacquelyn Prichard, Mary Ann VonVille, Paul Westbrook, and Deana Wolfe

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