Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities News Article

Preparing Ohio’s Students for their Future

About This Webinar 
Please join OCECD as we host Amy Szymanski and Travis Taylor from The Ohio Department of Education to present, an overview on Ohio’s graduation requirements for the class of 2023 and beyond. 

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About The Presenters
Amy Szymanski, M.Ed.

has over 25 years of experience in the field of education, primarily in the area of special education. Ms. Szymanski holds a level of expertise in the areas of secondary transition for students with disabilities and dropout prevention and has presented on this topic at the local, state and national levels. Ms. Szymanski currently works as the statewide Secondary Transition and Workforce Development consultant at the State Support Team Region 1. Here, she serves as the lead in multiple projects for the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Prior to her current position, Ms. Szymanski developed a diverse skill set working as a Technical Assistance Consultant in the Education Program at American Institutes for Research (AIR) and serving in Ohio as an elementary special education teacher, a school district special education coordinator, and a special education and school improvement consultant for the State Support Team Region1.

Travis Taylor

Travis is the Graduation Administrator in the Office of Graduate Success at the Ohio Department of Education; his primary focus is on Ohio’s High School graduation requirements. He joined the Department of Education in 2021, prior to working at the Department, he worked with youth in the non-profit sector in Central Ohio for 6 years.

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