Geauga County ESC
A huge Thank You to the community, school districts of Geauga County, and all of the family and friends of Geauga Achieve!  Our Annual Dinner and Auction was an amazing success!  We could not have done it without all of the support recevied through donations, time of volunteers, and 300 people in attendance at the event.  Thank you for supporting Geauga Achieve!
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
[email protected]
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. Lieb'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. Duncan'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.
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.    
Robin Ludwig
Mobile: 440-754-0095
Email: [email protected]
Geauga ACHIEVE Program Supervisor 
Carena Brittain 
Behavior Specialist 
Annemarie Slocombe 
 Timmons Elementary Intervention Specialist
Jessica Duncan 
Rachel Kustron
Christy Vondracek
 Email: [email protected]
Lindsey Elementary School Intervention Specialist

Kaitlyn Lieb
Email: [email protected]
Cardinal High School Intervention Specialist
Ashley Brzozowski
Email: [email protected]
Kenston Middle 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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