Staff Directory

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1040

Dennis Blatt

Superintendent

Joined the WCCC family in:

1994

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science, Masters, and Doctor of Education+

Professional Accomplishments:

Outstanding Education Major at West Liberty State College

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Lifting, Hunting, Fishing

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Beatles

Favorite Author(s):

Jon Gordon, John Grisham and Niki Spears

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x6070

Chad Barth

Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing

Joined the WCCC family in:

2020

Credentials:

Professional Accomplishments:

I am a graduate of Marietta High School and an Alumni of WCCC

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I like to restore old cars, camping and farming

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766

Gerald Bookman

School Custodian

Joined the WCCC family in:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4090

Phyllis Boyd

Cosmetology Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2019

Credentials:

Salon Managers and Owner License
Certified Tanning Bed Assessor / Test Salon
Currently studying at University of Rio Grande for the last two years
Teaching License since 1985

Professional Accomplishments:

Hair Stylist for 42 years
Attended Buffalo Career Technical Center
I have worked at Mid East CTC

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Horseback riding
Riding motorcycles (Harley Davidson's)
Artist
I love to do hair to this day

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4110

Jerry Bradford

Chief Information Officer

Joined the WCCC family in:

1997

Credentials:

Regents Bachelor of Arts - West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Microsoft Innovative Educator
CISCO Certified Academic Instructor
Schoology Master Instructor
Adobe Certified Associate
Microsoft Certified Professional
A+, Network+, Security+
MOS Certified Master (97-2019)

Professional Accomplishments:

2007-2008 - Ohio ACTS Coordinator of the Year
2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award - Washington State Community College

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Disc Golf, Biking, Hiking, Gaming, Reading, Light Jujitsu and Movies

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Chris Cornell, Reba McEntire, Heart, The Beatles, Elton John, Everything 70s - 80s - 90s.

Favorite Author(s):

Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, George R. R. Martin

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4015

Stacy Bradford

Office Assistant to the School Counselors

Joined the WCCC family in:

2009

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science from Marietta College, major Political Science, minor History

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Van Morrison, Adele, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, too many to list!!

Favorite Author(s):

Stieg Larsson and Liane Moriarty

Phone Number:

740.373.2766

Byron Butts

School Custodian

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Marietta Senior High, Washington County Career Center, Distributive - Education 1973
Washington County Career Center Maint .Mech. 2007

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766

Michael Canfield

School Custodian

Joined the WCCC family in:

2014

Credentials:

Marietta Senior High, Washington County Career Center, Distributive - Education 1973
Washington County Career Center Maint .Mech. 2007

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Ohio State Buckeyes, Football, Basketball ,Soccer, Golf, Baseball, Tennis I love to play Basketball !

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Three Dog Night ,C C R , Fleetwood Mac

Favorite Author(s):

Charles Shultz

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x6040

Jeff Canterbury

Electricity Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology - Washington State Community College
Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
Ohio University Vocational Education Certification Program
Ohio Teaching Certificate - Electrical Trades, Electronics, Engineering & Manufacturing Engineering
Master Electrician License

Professional Accomplishments:

Instructor - WCCC Electrical Trades 30 years
Harbor Freight Teacher of Excellence Semifinalist
Graduate of Fort Frye High School and an Alumni of WCCC
Owner of Canterbury Electric, LLC 23 years
Owner of Canterbury Property Management 17 years
37 Total Years in the Electrical Field
Member Son of the American Legion Post 750
Member of the Knight's of Columbus 4617

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Cooking, volunteering, hunting, fishing, farming and spending time with my grandkids

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5101

Bill Cieslewski

Intervention Specialist

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Associate's in Electrical Engineering

Professional Accomplishments:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1180

Lauren Copen

Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Boston University Masters of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training
Ohio University Career-Technical Teaching Certificate
The University of Rio Grande

Professional Accomplishments:

BLS for HCP, American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Certified, American Heart Association Certified Athletic Trainer, NATABOC Licensed Athletic Trainer, OTPTAT Board of Ohio Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports Science Association Certified TRX Instructor, Level 1 Certified BLS Instructor, American Heart Association Certified Physical Therapy Technician, American Medical Certification Association Certified Yoga Instructor-International Sports Science Association, Pending Feb 2021 Certified Sports Nutritionist-The Shaw Academy, Pending March 2021, Schoology Master Teacher

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

TRX Group Instructor Hybrid with Weights-Fitness with Phyllis Tuesdays at 4:30pm TRX Group Instructor-Fitness with Phyllis Wednesdays at 4:30pm. Cheering for the Marshall University Thundering Herd Baseball Team

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Guster

Favorite Author(s):

J. D. Salinger

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1020

Joe Crone

Treasurer

Joined the WCCC family in:

2011

Credentials:

Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Marietta College
Masters of Education in Administration from Ohio University

Professional Accomplishments:

10th Year in a row receiving the Auditor of State Award for a "Clean" audit.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Walking, boating, and enjoying college sports

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

The Beatles

Favorite Author(s):

Dr. Seuss

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x6200

Daniel Dailey

Heavy Equipment Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Professional Accomplishments:

Husband, father, grandfather. Past member of the Federal Hocking Local Schools, Board of Education 12 years. Presented with Ohio School Boards Award of Achievement. 25 Years of combined teaching in Heavy Equipment between Hocking College and the Washington County Career Center

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Raised on the family's dairy farm. Have owned the family farm since 1984. Have farmed on my own since 1980. Enjoy working on muscle cars, tractors, etc. Ancestors settled in the Ohio Territory prior to 1797. Ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Family members fought in the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

I enjoy music across the genres, but 70's bands are my favorites.

Favorite Author(s):

Thomas Harris, Silence of the Lambs. I read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, but it was not what I thought it should have been.

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4012

Tina Duff

Secretary to the Secondary Director

Joined the WCCC family in:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4060

Vince Elder

Mathematics Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2001

Credentials:

Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education

Professional Accomplishments:

Asked to Represent/Speak in Students behalf in National Technical Honor Society Acceptance

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Coaching Football at College & High School Levels/Air Force Military Aircraft

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Journey, Bad Company & many of much appeal

Favorite Author(s):

I don't have a favorite, but I choose to read favorite interests of mine.

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5040

Shari Elfline

Graduation Pathway Specialist

Joined the WCCC family in:

2016

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Masters in Education

Professional Accomplishments:

I earned my masters degree as a wife with 2 children

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I enjoy reading, cooking, and playing the flute.

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Bon Jovi baby!

Favorite Author(s):

Stephen King and Ken Follett

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4010

Mike Elliott

Secondary Director and Anti Harassment Compliance Officer

Joined the WCCC family in:

2009

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science in Education Ohio University
Masters of Education Ohio University

Professional Accomplishments:

Part of the best staff and school in the world.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

My wife is one of our school's guidance counselors. Lifelong resident of Washington County

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

KISS and Bruce Springsteen

Favorite Author(s):

James Patterson

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4016

Stacy Elliott

Guidance Counselor Foster Care Liaison

Joined the WCCC family in:

2006

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science Family & Consumer Science
Master of Arts in Education - Pupil Services - School Counselor Certification

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Enjoy spending time with my family.
Pittsburg Penguins & Steelers fan!
Ohio State Alumni!! Go Bucks!

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1280

Dave Everson

Auto Mechanics Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

1993

Credentials:

Master ASE Certified Auto Mechanic since 1983
Master Certified in Chrysler, Ford and GM

Professional Accomplishments:

I am a graduate of Warren High School and an alumni of WCCC from the Auto Mechanics Program

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I enjoy camping, dirt racing, church and the restoration of older cars

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Jimmy Howson

Favorite Author(s):

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x7060

Shayne Garner

Diesel Truck Mechanics Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2005

Credentials:

Associate Degree
Rio Grande Educator class,
Cummins training
Volvo training
Cat training
GM training
Eaton training
Blue Bird Bus training

Professional Accomplishments:

I am working towards my Bachelor's of Arts degree.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I enjoy Truck & Tractor Pulling and off-roading on my side-by-side. I am the father of 2 awesome sons and I'm constantly working on projects outside of school to stay busy.

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x7100

Ken Gebhart

Building Technology & Carpentry Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering - Washington State Community College

Professional Accomplishments:

This is my 29th year teaching at WCCC.
I am a graduate of Marietta High School and an alumni of WCCC.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I am a member of the Oak Grove Vol. Fire Department and also a former advanced EMT/Squad Chief.
I enjoy farming and raising cattle.

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5040

Jana Gregory

Alternative Learning Lab Monitor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2017

Credentials:

Professional Accomplishments:

I consider my greatest accomplishment my family My husband, our two sons and the life we�ve built together.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I enjoy fishing, spending time with my family and friends, going new places and trying new adventures. Always making memories. I love animals, especially dogs. I have a Blue Heeler named Luna. ??

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

I just love music.... mainly Country Music.

Favorite Author(s):

I just like reading, don't have a specific favorite author.

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1041

Michele Grosklos

Assistant to the Superintendent

Joined the WCCC family in:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4014

Penny Jenkins

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Joined the WCCC family in:

2000

Credentials:

Washington County Career Center
Former Word Processing Technology Program
1990 Belpre Graduate
IC3 Certified

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Attending my twins' basketball, football, soccer, and wrestling games throughout the school year, Collecting owls, Gardening flowers and plants, Spending time with husband (Jon) and sons (Bailey and twins Max & Drake) and Goldendoodle, Molly

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Bette Midler

Favorite Author(s):

J. K. Rowling & Stephenie Meyer

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5103

Brian Kittle

Intervention Specialist

Joined the WCCC family in:

2016

Credentials:

Bachelor of History
P.E. Licensure K-12
Master of Education, Special Education K-12 Mild/Moderate

Professional Accomplishments:

2011 Special Education Teacher of the Year Award

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I enjoy sports having coached football and baseball for 15 years. I also enjoy hunting and being outdoors in the fall/winter. At work, I find satisfaction in seeing students reach their full potential and achieving in their academics and programs especially when they exceed their own expectations.

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Shinedown/The Pretty Reckless

Favorite Author(s):

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4111

Corey Lewis

Information Technology Specialist

Joined the WCCC family in:

2017

Credentials:

Microsoft Technical Associate Certification for Operating System Fundamentals & Networking Fundamentals
Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for 2016 Word & Excel

Professional Accomplishments:

2014 Graduate of The Career Center's Computer Graphics program

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

A tech enthusiast, video gamer (PC, Nintendo Switch, Retro game systems) and occasional hiker

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

1.Puppet 2.Eden 3.Bad Suns

Favorite Author(s):

Stephen King

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x7010

Jason Lipot

Landscape Construction & Turf Management Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2008

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science Ohio State University Landscape Horticulture
Ohio Certified Nursery Technician
Commercial Pesticide Applicator
I.C.P.I Certified Paver Installer and Instructor
Certified Unilock Hardscape Installer
WV Certified Profession Horticulturist

Professional Accomplishments:

Having students place 1st in the FFA Landscape Career Development Events 4 of the last 6 yrs. My students have placed 2nd in both years not won.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Traveling, Running. Fort Frye Cross Country and Track Coach

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Kiss, Pearl Jam

Favorite Author(s):

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1022

Angie McAfee

Assistant to the Treasurer & Payroll

Joined the WCCC family in:

1998

Credentials:

Associate of Accounting & Business Management Degree Washington State Community College
Alumni of WCCC

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x7080

Keelan McLeish

Welding Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Professional Accomplishments:

Many of my students have had the opportunity to compete at state competition.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Marietta High School Graduate. Owner McLeish Auction Service LLC

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1021

Alicia Miller

Assistant to the Treasurer

Joined the WCCC family in:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x1060

Kimberly Miller

Patient Health Care Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Ohio University

Professional Accomplishments:

BLS Instructor for American Heart Association Provider First Aid Certified, TNCC (Trauma Nursing Certification), ACLS, PALS, ASLS, Instructor for S.T.N.A.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Traveling for medical missions both local and abroad. Enjoy spending time with family, reading.

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5102

Melissa Morris

Intervention Specialist

Joined the WCCC family in:

2019

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x2070

Tamara O'Connor

Science Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2001

Credentials:

Master in Education-WVU 2000-Cum Laude

Professional Accomplishments:

Academic Excellence Honor Educator 2017

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5000

Sandy Offenberger

School Cook

Joined the WCCC family in:

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740.373.2766

Becky Oliver

School Custodian

Joined the WCCC family in:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5100

Chris Palmer

Graphic Design & Video Production Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2014

Credentials:

Master of Education Degree
Specialization: Instructional Design
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Secondary Education
Major: Integrated Social Studies
Minors: History, Political Science

Professional Accomplishments:

I am an Adobe Certified Professional in Video Design and Visual Design encompassing the following Adobe Certified Associates certifications:
Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro
Visual effects & motion graphics using Adobe After Effects
Visual design using Adobe Photoshop
Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign
Graphic design & illustration using Adobe Illustrator.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Family time, sports, hunting, fishing and the outdoors

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Tom Petty

Favorite Author(s):

Todd McFarlane

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5070

Tatum Poggiali

English Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2020

Credentials:

Integrated Language Arts 7-12

Professional Accomplishments:

Advisor of Multiple Business Professionals of America State Qualifiers and eight National qualifiers.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Reading, basketball

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Favorite Author(s):

J.K. Rowling

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5000

Carol Radabaugh

School Cook

Joined the WCCC family in:

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Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5050

Jeff Ritzman

Social Studies Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

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740.373.2766

David Schaad

Long-term Substitute

Joined the WCCC family in:

2016

Credentials:

Bachelor Of Science in Industrial Arts from Ohio University - 1975
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in Secondary Industrial Arts from Ohio University - 1978
Ohio Permanent Teaching Certificate - Industrial Arts 9-12

Professional Accomplishments:

I have 43 years coaching experience in high school varsity assistant football.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

I enjoy yard and land scaping work. I also enjoy construction work building structures and doing woodworking. I enjoy metal work and power mechanic work i enjoy smaller machine operation work such as farm tractor and farm machinery.

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Favorite Author(s):

Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dougard of the Killing England, Killing Lincoln, Killing Patten etc. series.

Phone Number:

740-373-2766 x7030

Evan Schaad

Mathematics Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2001

Credentials:

Microsoft Innovative Educator, College Credit Plus Instructor

Professional Accomplishments:

I have served as a member of the Ohio Department of Education Content Advisory Committee in Algebra.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Hobby Farming, Gardening, Spending time with my wife and children

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Willie Nelson

Favorite Author(s):

Chaim Potok

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4040

Ben Schenkel

Mathematics Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2010

Credentials:

Bachelor's in Elementary Education
Licenses for K-8, and AYA Comprehensive Math
Master's in Education degree Microsoft Innovative Educator

Professional Accomplishments:

Twice honored by Marietta Honors Students as "Academic Excellence Honored Educator" as well as once at Career Center recognized by a National Technical Honor Society student.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Woodworking, yard work, football and soccer

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

George Strait

Favorite Author(s):

Gary Paulsen

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x4017

Cynthia Schwendeman

Guidance Counselor Homeless Liaison

Joined the WCCC family in:

1993

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science - Family and Consumer Science Education - The Ohio State University
Master of Education - Marietta College
School Counselor Certification - Marietta College

Professional Accomplishments:

Mental Health First Aid Certification
Personal Trainer Certification
Most proud of my two accomplished children & three amazing grandchildren.

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Refinishing/repurposing furniture, Knitting, Sewing, Baking

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

I appreciate all genre but especially like classis rock.

Favorite Author(s):

I like to read non-fiction books that highlight an individual's accomplishments or historical events.

Phone Number:

740.373.2766

Kayla Shankland

Therapeutic Behavioral Support

Joined the WCCC family in:

2019

Credentials:

Bachelor's Degree from Ohio University

Professional Accomplishments:

I'm a mom of 2 boys, & 2013 Sports Med Graduate

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Cats, Netflix, Shopping, Reading

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

Post Malone

Favorite Author(s):

Kelly Rimmer

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x2110

Kristin Sigman

Science Instructor

Joined the WCCC family in:

2001

Credentials:

Bachelor of Science Degree-Univ. of Rio Grande
M.Ed. Degree-Marietta College

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Arts & crafts,
Bull Terrier Rescue
Nature and Outdoor Activities
Traveling

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Phone Number:

740-373-2766 x1160

Jennifer Smicker

Nurse/Health & Wellness Specialist

Joined the WCCC family in:

2019

Credentials:

Registered Nurse

Professional Accomplishments:

Hobbies and/or Interesting Facts

Spending time with my family, crafting, reading

Favorite Musical Artist(s) / Bands:

All country music

Favorite Author(s):

Nicholas Sparks

Phone Number:

740.373.2766 x5080

Lynette Snyder

Digital Marketing Instructor