Administration & Staff at Ashland County - West Holmes Career Center



Rodney Cheyney, Superintendent

Mr. Rodney Cheyney was named ACWHCC interim superintendent in August, 2018. As superintendent, he is responsible for overseeing all functions of the building and the high school and Adult Education programs and staff.  He is a direct employee of the ACWHCC Board of Education.,  419-289-3313  Ext. 2215


Julie Smith, Treasurer

Mrs. Julie Smith is serving as Treasurer.  She oversees all financial matters including the General Fund, the Permanent Improvement Fund, federal, state, and local grants, etc. Mrs. Smith is a direct employee of the ACWHCC Board of Education., 419-289-3313  Ext. 2211

Julie Smith, ACWHCC


Rick Brindley, Principal

Mr. Rick Brindley assumed the position of Interim Principal at ACWHCC at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Brindley oversees the entire high school program and the staff., 419-289-3313 Ext. 2214


John Davis, Assistant Principal

Mr. John Davis began serving as Assistant Principal at ACWHCC in the 2008-2009 school year. Mr. Davis is primarily responsible for student discipline., 419-289-3313 Ext. 2218

John Davis, ACWHCC


Melisa Carr, Adult Education Director

Mrs. Melisa Carr oversees the entire Adult Education Department and staff, coordinates various accreditation processes, assesses community/business/industry corporate training needs, and implements career training programs for Adult Education., 419-289-3313 Ext. 2246

Melisa Carr, ACWHCC


Andy Huffman, Technology Coordinator

Oversees all aspects of district technology operations and planning aligning technology needs with curriculum.  Previously was Director of Technology for several Ohio school districts in the K-12 field with a specialty of working 1:1 with districts helping them meet their technology goals & visions., 419-289-3313 Ext. 2217

Andy Huffman, ACWHCC


Joe Bowman, Maintenance Supervisor

Joe Bowman, Maintenance Supervisor, oversees all maintenance and building improvements and supervises a staff of five custodial employees., 419-289-3313 Ext. 2237

Joe Bowman, ACWHCC


Bill Mellick, Adult Education Assistant Director

Mr. Bill Mellick assists Mrs. Melisa Carr to oversee the entire Adult Education Department faculty and staff, coordinates various accreditation processes, assesses community/business/industry corporate training needs, and implements career training programs for Adult Education.  Mr. Mellick also conducts the Mentoring for Success curriculum in the career training programs.  His You Own You (YOY) curriculum utilizes positive accountability measures in training students to be leaders of themselves and others., 419-289-3313 Ext. 2235

Bill Mellick, ACWHCC


Lesa Deter, Assistant Treasurer

Mrs. Lesa Deter assists Mrs. Julie Smith to oversee the payroll and accounts payable processes of the district.  Mrs. Deter has been with the district for 14 years.

Niles Hootman, ACWHCC

 High School Staff Directory

Maria Adams
Special Needs
419-289-3313 ext 2302


Katy Baumgartner

Computer Science (Loudonville High School)  or


Dawn Bender
419-289-3313 ext 2307


Robert Bonazza
419-289-3313 ext 2316



Joseph Bowman
Supervisor of Maintenance
419-289-3313 ext 2237


Rick Brindley
419-289-3313 Ext. 2214


Jeremy Brown


Lisa Brown
419-289-3313 ext 2280


Kristin Burke
Special Needs
419-289-3313 ext 2238


Jon Burkholder
Automotive Technology
419-289-3313 ext 2263


Bonnie Harigan
Secretary to Principal
419-289-3313 ext 2213


Rodney Cheyney
419-289-3313 ext 2215


Jacci Costas
419-289-3313 ext 2312


James Dahl


John Davis
Assistant Principal
419-289-3313 ext 2218


Joshua Davis
419-289-3313 ext 2237


Sherri Dickerson
Cafeteria Aide
419-289-3313 ext 2230


Kathy Diederich
Culinary Careers
419-289-3313 ext 2233


Amy Elderbrock
Animal Science/Veterinary Technology
419-289-3313 ext 2264


Kelly Ferguson
419-289-3313 ext 2243


Jamie Garverick
Student Services/School Counselor
419-289-3313 ext 2212


Deb Gilson
School-Community Liaison
419-289-3313 ext 2277


Pam Grubbs

419-289-3313 ext 2282


Dan Hale

419-289-3313 ext 2286


Nicholas Houmard
Auto Body
419-289-3313 ext 2261


Andy Huffman
Technology Coordinator
419-289-3313 ext 2217

Tom Kalo
Manufacturing and Career Prep (Ashland Co. Community Academy)


Tim Kernan

Sports Science
419-289-3313 ext 2318


Steven Lacko
Manufacturing (West Holmes Campus)

Rachelle Lane

Culinary Careers Aide
419-289-3313 ext 2293


Anne Leidigh

Animal Science/Veterinary Technology
419-289-3313 ext 2264


Casey Magyar
Social Studies


David McMillen
Construction Trades (West Holmes)
330-674-6085 or 800-498-9447


Shirley Meehan

Early Childhood Education
419-289-3313 ext 2226


Melissa Meeker

Career-Based Intervention
419-289-3313 ext 2315


Christine Mickley
419-289-3313 ext 2208


Christina Moser
Special Needs
419-289-3313 ext 2236


Amy Parrish
Social Studies
419-289-3313 ext 2273


Tricia Piper

Secretary to the Superintendent
419-289-3313 ext 2205


Linda Kay Rex
Special Needs
419-289-3313 ext 2216


Jim Ritchie
419-289-3313 ext 2237


Mary Ritz
Testing Coordinator


Peggy Rixson
Cafeteria Aide
419-289-3313 ext 2230


Molly Shea
419-289-3313 ext 2243


Tammie Shipper
In-School Detention Monitor
419-289-3313 ext 2320


Lisa Shopbell
Attendance Secretary / Receptionist
419-289-3313 ext 2206   


James Simmering
Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing
419-289-3313 ext 2279


Julie Smith
419-289-3313 ext 2211


John Staats
Construction Technology
419-289-3313 ext 2278


Janet Stephens
419-289-3313 ext 2237


Gary Strine
Mechanical Maintenance Training
419-289-3313 ext 2259



Julia Subler
419-289-3313 ext 2228


Melisa Swainhart
Early Childhood Education Aide
419-289-3313 ext 2226


Dawn Topovski
419-289-3313 ext 2285


Jaime Unklesby


Taylor Wade
Graphic Communications
419-289-3313 ext 2270


Rita Wiening
Business College-Now (Ashland University)

Joshua Welch

Criminal Justice
419-289-3313 ext 2274


Emma Whitaker
Cafeteria Aide
419-289-3313 ext 2230




Roberta White
Vocational Special Education Coordinator (VOSE)
419-289-3313 ext 2223


Amanda Young
Health Technologies
419-289-3313 ext 2266




 Adult Education Staff Directory


Brian Black
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Instructor


Jennifer Burns
Financial Records Secretary
419-289-3313 ext 2256


Melisa Carr
Adult Education Director
419-289-3313 ext 2246

Medical Assisting Instructor/Practicum Director



Nicole Davis
Evening Secretary
419-289-3313 ext 2203


Stevana Duncan
Dental Assisting Instructor


Jeanie Haapalainen
Administrative Medical Office Specialist/
Business Office Technologies Instructor
419-289-3313 ext 2222


Jeff Jones
Maintenance Training Instructor/
Diversified Industrial Trainer
419-289-3313 ext 2247


Phil Koons
Plumbing Instructor


Vicki Loucks
Financial Aid Officer/Enrollment
419-289-3313 ext 2220


Bill Mellick
Adult Education Assistant Director
419-289-3313 ext 2235


Rick Price
Maintenance Training Instructor/
Electrical Technologies Instructor
419-289-3313 ext 2203


Amanda Schwan
Phlebotomy Instructor


Mike Snyder
Small Business Coordinator


David (Skip) Stitzlein
Small Business Management Coordinator


Adrea Tennant
Human Resource Development Coordinator
419-289-3313 ext 2292


Shawn Wade
Welding Technolgy Instructor

419-289-3313 ext 2292


John Whitmer
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Instructor


Ruth Zakutni
Administrative Assistant to the Adult Education Director
419-289-3313 ext 2250