The professional development team can provide customized professional development and consultation that can be scheduled around “late starts”, teacher meetings, grade level team gatherings or other requested configurations. 

Please feel free to call 
or email Lisa Grant, Director of Curriculum & Instructional Innovation if you would like to discuss professional development for your school/district, have questions about a particular workshop, or are interested in using our Conference Center. Please allow adequate time and planning for customized requests.
Lori Bolone
Lori Bolone
Professional Development Content Consultant - Literacy
Office: 419-246-3118

Lori Bolone, M.Ed. specializes in Literacy. She has taught secondary English Language Arts, and has supported curriculum and literacy at all levels including preschool, K-12 cross curricular, and college. Lori has 25 years of experience in education that includes brick and mortar schools, online education and diverse intervention settings

Areas of Expertise:

  • Designing and supporting comprehensive literacy frameworks, PreK-12
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Assessment Development 
  • Data Analysis  
  • Coaching and Facilitation
Natalie Crotte
Natalie Crotte
Professional Development Consultant
Office: 419-724-1781

Natalie Crotte, M.Ed. specializes in STEM education.  Natalie has been in the education field for over 14 years with experience in middle school and high school teaching, as well as developing and implementing STEM curriculum at the middle school level.  She received her Master’s in Educational Leadership with a focus on the perception of STEM education at the middle school level.  Natalie is committed to helping educators develop and implement high quality STEM curriculum.  

Areas of Expertise:

  • Science and STEM Education
  • STEM Curriculum and Education
Angela Dietrich
Angela Dietrich
Professional Development Consultant
Office: 419-724-1380

Angela Dietrich, M.Ed. has more than 35 years of experience in Career Technical Education.  She has taught career tech at the middle, high school, and at university levels.  Her administrative experience includes program administration at a career center and career technical leadership in an urban district. Angela also has an extensive background in consulting and educational coaching, helping districts to use data to improve student outcomes.  She has worked as a coach for High Schools that Work, and a consultant for State Support Teams where she focused on expanding opportunities for students with disabilities in career technical education.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Career Technical Education
  • Business/Industry and Education Partnerships
  • Data Analysis
  • Instructional Improvement
  • Equity 
  • Coaching and Facilitation
Lisa Grant
Lisa Grant
Director of Curriculum & Instructional Innovation
Office: 419-724-1779

Lisa Grant, Ed.D. leads the professional learning team for the ESC of Lake Erie West. Lisa has been in education for over 20 years serving as a teacher and a curriculum, technology, and professional development consultant. Most recently, she was an elementary principal and a junior high principal in a local district.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Technology Integration
  • Regional Data Lead for Value Added
  • Coaching and Facilitation
  • OTES
  • OPES
     

Elizabeth Kregel
Elizabeth Kregel
Professional Development Consultant
Office: 419-724-1782

Elizabeth Kregel, Ph.D. has been working in the field of education for 15 years and has experience in middle school, high school, and higher education. She has served as a literacy coach, English teacher, assistant principal, academic coach, and professor in diverse settings that include public schools, private schools, and charter schools. Elizabeth’s Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership focused on new teacher retention and student engagement. Her doctoral work focused on the social, emotional, and academic needs of gifted students. 

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Gifted Education
  • OTES
  • Resident Educator


Amy Merrill-Wyatt
Amy Merrill-Wyatt
Technology Innovation and Integration Consultant
Amy Merrill-Wyatt, M.Ed. specializes in technology integration. She has been in the education field for over 18 years with experience in middle school and college-level classes. After working at the Department of Commerce for two years after graduating with her undergraduate degree from OSU, she received her Master's in Business Education from BGSU. Amy is also a published author of middle grade fiction with books available from Simon & Schuster and Little, Brown Books.
Areas of Expertise:
  • Technology Integration
  • Design
  • Business and Financial Education
Lisa Peluso
Lisa Peluso
Program Secretary
Office: 419-724-8570

Lisa Peluso has over 24 Years of experience in the educational and secretarial environment.  She has joined the ESC of Lake Erie West to assist with scheduling professional development and provides support with the Center for Teaching and Learning.  She is dedicated, organized, specializes in providing administrative support.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Special Event Organizer/Planning
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • Administrative Support to Professional Development Team
  • Assist with PD registration/resource
  • Provide extensive support
Angela Rechtine
Angela Rechtine
Professional Development Consultant

Angie Rechtine, M.Ed., has more than 17 years of educational experience in the realm of Social & Emotional Learning. With a Master’s degree in both School Counseling and School Leadership, Angie holds first hand experience and knowledge in working directly with district administration, staff, students, and the school community to support their social and emotional needs. In addition, throughout her career as a School Counselor and Social & Emotional Learning Coach, Angie has implemented and managed numerous SEL programs and curriculums. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Social & Emotional Learning
  • Ohio’s SEL Standards Implementation
  • Feeling Regulation & Support
  • PBIS
  • Restorative Practices
  • Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 behavior supports
Kim Sofo
Kim Sofo
Professional Development Consultant

Kim Sofo, M.Ed has been working in the field of education for 24 years and has experience in elementary, middle school, and high school. She has successfully held positions as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal encompassing both leadership and support roles. She continues to hold a valid PK-12 Principal License and participates on the state writing team for areas within the Resident Educator Program.

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Leadership and Mentoring
  • OTES/OPES
  • Resident Educator
  • Master Teacher
Heather Townley
Heather Townley
Personalized Learning Specialist
Office: 419-724-3081

Ohio Personalized Learning Specialist, NW Region


Heather Townley has 20 years experience in education with focus on secondary English education, gifted and talented and personalized learning.  Her time spent in education has been in both the brick and mortar as well as virtual setting which developed a passion for educational technology.  As the regional personalized learning specialist, Heather is excited to support districts in meeting the needs of every student in the unique ways their needs must be met. 

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