Social Studies, Foreign Language Content Consultant
Patricia Clayton is the Social Studies Consultant at the Summit ESC. She served as a classroom teacher, athletic director, faculty advisor for various clubs at Mogadore High School for 25 years. Other state and local roles have included:
ODE Academic Content Standards Advisory Committee
ODE Network of Regional Leaders
ODE Model Curriculum Writer
Ohio Council for the Social Studies
Patricia has written articles for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Ohio Council for Social Studies, served as a lead for a 5-million-dollar federal American history grant, and served as a social studies consultant for Scott Foresman, Houghton Mifflin, and Jarret. Pat was the 2017 Summit County Woman of the Year for Innovation. She has also presented at national, state, and regional conferences.
Administrative Assistant to Director
Implementing Ohio Learning Standards for Mathematics
Incorporating Mathematical Practices in the Classroom
Andrea has been in the education profession for several years and is currently one of our curriculum consultants at the Summit ESC. Andrea holds a B.S. Human Ecology concentrating in Human Development and Family Science Degree along with M. Ed in Middle Childhood Education.
She also carries an Advanced Certificate in Administration. Andrea has been a Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher at Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as a Title I Reading Tutor at Streetsboro City Schools. Andrea was also a Social studies teacher at Constellation Schools LLC.
Gifted Curriculum Consultant
My teaching experience began in Minnesota where I taught art for 12 years. After moving to Ohio, I earned a gifted license and taught gifted for 4 years. At that point, I became a gifted coordinator and have worked as a coordinator for the last 16 years in a few different areas of the state in that capacity.
I will be Summit ESC's new gifted coordinator. I will also be helping out in other curriculum areas as needed since I also have a background in the visual/performing arts as well as gifted certification.Gifted identification/overseeing written education plansHelping/advising on acceleration requestsHelping to ensure compliance with any ODE requests
Some duties may include:
Educator Quality Consultant
Angela is the Summit ESC’s Educator Quality Consultant. She has been a teacher and administrator at the middle and high school levels in various districts throughout Northeast Ohio. Angela has presented at national, state, and regional conferences.
Some of the services that Angela provides to districts are as follows:
RESA Mentoring and Coordination
OTES, OPES, and OSCES supports
Writing Across the Curriculum
Incorporating rigor into content areas
Instructional shift supports
Debbie Theirl, M.Ed.
English Language Arts/ Literacy Content Specialist K-12
Debbie Theirl is a consultant with the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She has served as principal, curriculum specialist, Reading Recovery Teacher-Leader, literacy coach, Title I/Federal Programs consultant, and classroom teacher for two Northeast Ohio school districts. Additionally, Debbie serves as a State Support Team Region 8 school improvement consultant.
Debbie holds the following roles at the state level:
--ODE Network of ELA Regional Leader
Some of the services that Debbie provides to districts are as follows:
--Common Formative Assessments
--Ohio’s Instructional Tools and Resources
--Ohio Improvement Process External Coach
--Running Record Training and Support
--Language Arts Supports
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Dr. Missi Zender-Sakach
Science, Health, and Physical Education Content Consultant