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New Staff

The Career Center is welcoming five new staff members for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sarah Nagel is the new Accounting Specialist at the Career Center. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University. She spent previous years working at Midwest Community Federal Credit Union and Sherwin-Williams Company and this will be her first year in education. Sarah lives in Defiance with her husband, Andy and their two daughters.

Taking the position of In-School Studies Monitor is Mike Marshall. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Guidance. Mike worked in education for 32 years, coached Golf for 24 years and Basketball for 30 years. Mike lives in Wauseon with his wife, Amy and they have one daughter.

Kyle Bostater is the new English Instructor at the Career Center. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Language Arts from Bowling Green State University, and a Master’s Degree in Sport & Recreation Sciences from Ohio University. Kyle has been in education for the past seven years. He lives in Delta with his wife, Nicole and their son.

The Career Based Intervention Instructor is Gary Powell. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Bowling Green State University and a Master’s Degree in Education from Walden University. Gary has been in education for ten years. He lives in Defiance with his wife, Chelsie and their daughter.

Brandon Hancock is the new Maintenance person at the Career Center. He spent past years working as Maintenance Manager at L.E. Smith Co and is a 2004 graduate in the Career Center Carpentry program. Brandon lives in Wauseon with his wife, Katie and their two sons.

New staff members shown above are (LEFT TO RIGHT) Sarah Nagel; Mike Marshall; Kyle Bostater; Gary Powell; and Brandon Hancock.


Packet Pick Up Days

To prepare them for the start of school on Wednesday, August 16 at 8:45 a.m., students attending Four County Career Center picked up their packets containing their schedules and other important information for the year.


Opening Day

Opening day for all Four County Career Center students is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The Career Center takes the concept of career and technical education beyond the traditional concept of focused training for a single profession and expands it to include clusters of training in a career field. The 2017-2018 school year at Four County Career Center is opening its’ doors to over 1,000 new and returning students.
Upon completing their training, students receive a Career Passport containing a certificate documenting their training along with verification of employability skills. If they meet the graduation requirements of their high school and pass the required state examinations, they also receive a diploma from their associate high school.
Students attend the Career Center classes starting at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 3:00 p.m. Four County Career Center follows a closed lunch period policy requiring all students to either purchase a lunch in the cafeteria or carry their own. Lunches conform to federal governmental standards for a nutritious student lunch.
All Four County Career Center associate districts provide bus transportation for students enrolled in the Career Center. Students are urged to use the transportation provided by their local district. For students who must drive cars to school, a parking area is provided at the northwest side of the school building.
School closing and delays will be broadcast over the Archbold, Bryan, Defiance, Montpelier and Napoleon radio stations as well as WTVG-13 TV and WTOL-11 TV in Toledo.
Additional information regarding the 2017-2018 school year including the Student Handbook can be found on the Career Center website at www.fourcounty.net.


FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Four County Career Center had two Interior Design students just return from the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, where they won a National Silver Metal Award. Shown with their metals are (LEFT TO RIGT) Katie Ewers (Edon) who competed in Interior Design; and Paige Coressel (Archbold) who competed in Fashion Design. There were over 5,000 members from across the nation in attendance. Members competed at the district, and state levels before they advanced to the national level.

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and addresses important personal, family, work, and social issues through family and consumer sciences education. Interior Design instructor, Lisa Hall attended the conference with them.