Teaching and Learning Department Hires New Consultants
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center’s Teaching and Learning department is experiencing exponential growth for the next school year, particularly in literacy and mathematics. To meet this demand, the department has hired Heather Dillon as a literacy consultant and Rebecca Kidney as a mathematics and gifted consultant.
Heather has been a second-grade teacher and literacy support specialist during her career at Tiffin City Schools and her current position at Mansfield City Schools. She will soon receive her certification as a dyslexia specialist, enabling her to provide in-depth support to districts as they implement the new “Right to Read” law for dyslexia this fall. Heather cares deeply about ensuring all students can read, even those who have experienced significant struggles in the past. “I am so excited to be a part of the Mid-Ohio family!” she said. “I have a passion for literacy and providing meaningful assistance to students and other educators. I am looking forward to being able to share this knowledge on a larger scale.”
Rebecca was a mathematics teacher and gifted intervention specialist at Crestview Local Schools. Her extensive background in these areas makes her an ideal consultant to serve and support Mid-Ohio districts as part of the Teaching and Learning team. Rebecca noted, “I am excited to work as a consultant for Mid-Ohio because it is going to be a new adventure for me. I’m looking forward to using my experience from the past 22 years to help others, and it will be wonderful to meet and support educators in the surrounding districts and communities.”
Lynn Meister, Director of Teaching and Learning, said the addition of these women will be a great asset for Mid-Ohio and its member districts. “These women have distinguished themselves with their passion for reaching students, and we are thrilled to bring them into our growing department to use their talents with even more students.”