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Who To Contact At BVLS

Who to Contact

The Buckeye Valley Local Schools want your education experience to be a positive one for you and your child. There may be times when you have questions or concerns. Our goal is to address and resolve any issues as promptly and efficiently as possible. Please use the information below, as well as the building directory links, to address your questions to the appropriate person or department. In order to most efficient, we ask that you start with the person most directly involved in your issue.


Responsibilities include: vision, continuous improvement, and focus of district work; communication and collaboration; policies and governance; instruction and resources.

Dr. Ric Stranges, Superintendent

Mary Barr, Secretary

Dr. Andy Miller, Asst. Superintendent & Title IX Coordinator

Business Operations:
Responsibilities include: Facilities & Grounds Maintenance, Food Service, Transportation, and Safety

Dr. Jeremy Froehlich, Asst. Superintendent for Operations, Safety

Stacy Peterson, Food Services Coordinator

Dodi, Andrews, Transportation Coordinator

Pupil Personnel:
Responsibilities include: supports students ages 3 to 21 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and/or Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973; provides English Language Learner (ELL) students with service to address English language and academic needs; supervises school health clinics to support on-going and immediate health/medical needs of students and staff and conducts screenings, consultation and prevention classes to support student wellness, gifted education.

LeAnna Ford, Director of Pupil Personnel

Laura Pappa, Gifted Services

Peggy Linstedt, Secretary

Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Instruction:
Responsibilities include: Creating and leading professional development related to Common Core and State Standards; selection of academic resources including textbooks and supplemental materials; facilitating district committee meetings; managing district and state-mandated assessments; facilitating the Ohio School Improvement Process; coordination of the Resident Educator Program; facilitating Race to the Top; coordination of alternative programming (i.e. MS Career Tech).

Brian Orrenmaa, Chief of Academic Affairs

Vickie Ritchie, Secretary

Responsibilities include: Technical support and maintenance to ensure the successful operation of computer-based equipment including: Desktops, Laptops, Tablets, Projectors, Document Cameras, Copiers/Printers, IP Phones, etc. In addition, the Technology Department maintains and supports a variety of services and servers including: District Email, District Website, Transportation server, Food Services server, Student Information, Print Services, Fiscal Services, Backups and Data Recovery server. Networking Equipment, Access Points & Controllers, and Security Cameras are also maintained and supported by the Technology Department. Support for teachers use of technology in the classroom; the training of staff on our various technologies within the district, and the infusion of technology in the classroom are all services of the Technology Department.

Cassie Holewinski, Director of Technology

Brook Steed, Systems Administrator

Jeremy Vaught, District Technology Specialist

Drake Addis, District Technician

Beth Kantner, EMIS Coordinator

Responsibilities include: financial planning, oversight & reporting; Accounts Payable; Payroll & Benefits.

Kelly Ziegler, Treasurer

Angela Clase, Assistant to the Treasurer, Accounts Payable

Jordon Lowther, Assistant to the Treasurer, Payroll

Buckeye Valley East Elementary School:
LChilders, Principal

Kim Hamilton, Secretary

Lori Little, Attendance Secretary

Buckeye Valley West Elementary School:
Michelle Howard, Principal

Josh Martin, Assistant Principal

Charlene Nauman, Secretary

Kim Carrizales, Attendance Secretary

Buckeye Valley Middle School:
Matt Gallatin, Principal

Bob Stone, Assistant Principal

Crystal Baron, Secretary

Peggy Linstedt, Attendance Secretary

Buckeye Valley High School:
Zach Riggs, Principal

Travis Rupp, Assistant Principal

Eric Music, Athletic Director

Marjorie Harrell, Secretary

Elin Parker, Secretary

Staci Iden, Attendance Secretary

Administration Office Contact:

Mary Barr
Secretary - Office of the Superintendent