Geauga County ESC
Thank You!

THANK YOU to All Volunteers, Donors, and Staff for our Annual Geauga Achieve Fundraiser!

A huge thank you to the community, school districts of Geauga County, and all of the family and friends of Geauga Achieve for making our annual fundraiser on March 11, 2017 an amazing success! All donated items were auctioned off and we are excited to announce we raised over $21,000, all of which directly benefit each student in the Geauga Achieve program! We could not have done it without all of the support received through donations, time of volunteers, and 300 people in attendance at the event!

We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors and their commitment to our mission to provide the best services for our students! We sincerely thank all of our friends and businesses for their support and generous donations for this year’s event.

We would like to give special recognition to Pat Preston, Preston Auto Group, and 100 Women of East Geauga for their incredible generosity to Geauga Achieve.

 

We are grateful for the generosity of all our donors and their commitment to our mission to provide the best services for our students! We sincerely thank all of our friends and businesses for their support and generous donations for this year’s event.

 100 Women of East Geauga

A1 Bed and Biscuit Pet Boarding and Grooming

Acceptance Club, West Geauga Middle School

Aladdin’s Eatery

Angelo’s of Aurora Restaurant

Avantis Salon

Bare Beauty Boutique

Bass Lake

Bella Design Jewelers

Berkshire AD

Berkshire Boosters

Cindy Brashear

Bremec Garden Center

Ashley Brzozowski

Buckeye Chocolate Chardon/Middlefield

Burger Fresh, Solon

Burton Log Cabin

Café Toscano

Cardinal High School Geauga Achieve Classroom

Rick and Ann Chambers, Keller Williams Realty Greater Cleveland Northeast

Chagrin Yoga

Chardon ATA

Chardon Boosters

Cinnamon Bear

Cleats Restaurant

Cowboy Food & Drink

Paul Davet, Traditions Jewelry Company

Maria Dellapina

Dr. Goodrich

DS Cakes and Sweet Cafe

Jessica Duncan

El Camino Mexican Restaurant

El Patron Middlefield

Marcie Emory

Falls Floor Gallery

Far Angelic

Farmhouse Stoneware

Flip Flop Cove Tanning

Flowers by Emily

FRANCESCA4ME

The Freiling Family

Marty and Michelle Frygier

Funke Hair Body Soul

Fun ‘N’ Stuff

Geauga Grizzlies Homeschool Basketball

Geauga Vision

Giant Eagle Middlefield

Grand River Cellars

GV Art & Design

Hair Affair

The Hanson Family

Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

Homage

Home Depot

Honey Hill Peddler

Hungry Bee

Intro Boutique

JC’s Restaurant

The Jenkins Family

Jos. A. Banks Clothiers Inc.

Junction Auto

Doug and Terri Karn

Kenston Boosters

Kenston Middle School Geauga Achieve Classroom

The Klein Family

Rachel Kustron

Polly Larrick

Kaitlyn Lieb

Lindsey Elementary Geauga Achieve Classroom

Robin Ludwig

LuLu Tru Salon

Christine Mahoney

Mangia Mangia

Mason Jar Restaurant

Mazzulo’s Market

MC Studio smARTs Enrichment Center

McCaskey Landscaping

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

ML Tavern

Nearly New & Antiques Too

Arlene Nicastro

O*Z Accounting

Oak & Embers

Olive Scene

Aimee and Bob Ostmann, Pleasant Valley Country Club

Perfect-A-Smile Dental Group

Pinnacle Woods Paintball

Pizza Hut, Chesterland

Planet Fitness

Maria Poulos

Pat Preston

Preston Superstore

Pure Romance

Quintealia's Tea Parlor

R-Place Grill

Raised and Glazed Bakery

Red Maple Inn

The Rice Family

Rebecca Schenk

Sherwin Williams, Chesterland

Bob Shimits

Sirna’s Pizza

Annemarie Slocombe

Leslie Smetana

Solon Orthodontics, Solon

Ruth Spanos

SPECS4US

Dan Stafford

Style House Beauty Bar

Sweet Grace Anna’s Bakery

Michelle Szastak

Tanglewood Country Club

The Smith Restaurant

The Taraba Family

Timmons Elementary Geauga Achieve Classroom

Tina’s World

Debbie and Lou Tomsic

Kristen Tomsic

Touchstone

Vinny's Restaurant

Visions by Sandy

Christy Vondracek

Walt Disney World

Warren’s Spirited

The Weirick Family

Welshfield Inn

Wente Vineyards

West Geauga High School Geauga Achieve Classroom

West Geauga Middle School Geauga Achieve Classroom

Whitehouse Chocolates

Kori Wilson

Anna Withew

Margeaux Wymer, The W Gallery

Mary Yoder’s Amish Kitchen, Bakery and Gift Shop

Yours Truly

Christina Zaccarine

Zeppe’s Tavern

Abby Zerbian

 We also thank those who donated whose names have been inadvertently omitted.

A math lesson on ratios in Mrs. Kustron's Geauga ACHIEVE class at West Geauga Middle School.

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Robin Ludwig, Program Supervisor
robin.ludwig@geaugaesc.org
Geauga ACHIEVE
Program Description
Geauga Achieve is an educational program serving students with multiple disabilities who require moderate to intensive instruction. The program currently has six classrooms located throughout Geauga County in the public school buildings. Geauga Achieve offers two sites for half-day prevocational training programs to support students in their prepartion for transition to adult life and employment options. Geauga Achieve students are in kindergarten all the way through high school (their 22nd birthday). Geauga Achieve aims to provide all students, regardless of disability, an educational program in a supportive environment that meets the individual needs of the student. Each class can accommodate a maximum of eight students and is led by a licensed intervention specialist. Students receive instruction in the core academic areas with a modified curriculum based on the Ohio Department of Education Standards and Extended Standards. an educational program for children with special needs throughout Geauga County. Our program empowers young individuals with multiple disabilities through a supportive and integrated educational environment designed to ensure each student thrives to their best ability both in school and beyond.
Program Components
- Standards Based Curriculum
- Academics
- Community Experiences
 - Adaptive Living Skills
- Individualized Instruction
- Assistive Technology
- Structured Learning Environment
- Access to general education environments
- Team Instructional Approach
- Family Activities
Guiding Principles
  • All students can learn

  • Student outcomes are improved when structured teaching approaches are utilized

  • Consistency in the pattern of service delivery exists across classroom settings

  • Students are educated in a safe and healthy learning environment

  • The Geauga ACHIEVE classroom is effectively integrated into the general education program of the building

  • Instruction is standards-based with literacy and communication focus

  • Documentation and data collection requirements are completed with integrity
  • Classroom staff operates using a Transdisciplinary Model

  • Confidentiality of student information is maintained

  • Parents, as partners in the educational process, are afforded opportunities to become involved in program activities
Prevocational Training Programs
Huskie Hot Spot
Mrs. Brzozowski's classroom at Cardinal High School operates the Huskie Hot Spot coffee and cookie shop two afternoons per week. The remaining three afternoons are spent baking cookies and participating in other work related tasks. This prevocational training program allows qualified students to participate in school based work experiences aimed at teaching the necessary work skills, habits, and social skills for future employment. Students appropriate for this program are able to enroll for afternoon prevocational training only, or participate in the full day Geauga Achieve program which includes a standards based curriculum delivered through specialized instruction.
 
Cafe Achieve
In October 2013, Mrs. Swartzlander's class opened our second cookie and coffee shop which is located at West Geauga High School. Cafe Achieve replicates the goals of the Huskie Hot Spot, but is open for business M-F from 7:30-10:00 am in the cafeteria at West Geauga High School. Students appropriate for this program are able to enroll for afternoon prevocational training only, or participate in the full day Geauga Achieve program which includes a standards based curriculum delivered through specialized instruction.
 
Announcements
Thank You Preston's Auto
Preston's Auto has been a generous donor to the students of Geauga Achieve this year as well as in the past.  We appreciate the support shown by Preston's Auto.  The continued support will allow the students of Geauga ACHIEVE to continue trips into the community to generalize the skills learned in the classroom.  
Thank You 100 Women of East Geauga
Thank you 100 Women of East Geauga for your generous donation to the students of Geauga ACHIEVE!  You are demonstrating how the dedication of a few, when combine, can impact many.  The donation made to our students will help upgrade the technology in our classroom to enhance student learning and communication.    
Contacts
Robin Ludwig
Mobile: 440-754-0095
Program Director 
 
Carena Brittain 
Behavior Specialist 
 
Annemarie Slocombe
Timmons Elementary Intervention Specialist
 
Emily Swartzlander
emily.swartzlander@geaugaesc.org
West Geauga High School Intervention Specialist
 
Rachel Kustron
rachel.kustron@geaguaesc.org
West Geauga Middle School Intervention Specialist
 
Christy Vondracek
christy.vondracek@geaugaesc.org
Lindsey Elementary School Intervention Specialist
 
Ashley Brzozowski
Cardinal High School School Intervention Specialist 
 
Geauga County Education Service Center
470 Center Street Building 2 Chardon, Ohio 44024 | Phone 440-279-1700 | Fax 440-286-7106
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