Chardon Local Schools News Article

National Administrative Professionals Day 2022

Caption: In Appreciation of Our Hilltopper Administrative Professionals 2021-22; staff headshot photos (as listed in the article) - photo credit:  Pastor Photography; photo n/a for Mrs. Bell

April 27, 2022 — Did you know the school administrative professional is the keeper of the pulse of the entire school building or department in which they work? Like all Hilltopper staff members, Hilltopper administrative professionals are our heroes

We are grateful for our administrative professionals year-round, and today we recognize our administrative professionals even more publicly in honor of National Administrative Professionals Day 2022

Check out our 2022 Appreciation Video!

Our 2021-22 administrative professionals by building A-Z:

Board Office
  • Ms. Christa Barto, Secretary to the Superintendent
  • Mrs. Corine Casalina, Board Office Secretary
Business Affairs
  • Mrs. Michelle Jokinen, Board Office Secretary
Chardon Early Learning Center
  • Mrs. Tamra Bell, Special Education Secretary
  • Mrs. Lisa Loncar, Secretary
  • Mrs. Dana Shutty, Clerical Assistant
Chardon High School
  • Mrs. Amanda Addair, Library Secretary
  • Mrs. Kim Avery, Clerical Assistant - Athletics Department
  • Mrs. Brandi Giddings, Guidance Secretary
  • Mrs. Erin Koehler, Building Clerk
  • Mrs. Tina LaCasse, Secretary
  • Mrs. Alyssa Smalley, Clerical Assistant
  • Mrs. Jen Sprinzl, Secretary to the Principal
Chardon Middle School
  • Mrs. Lisa Bross, Building Clerk
  • Mrs. Elaine Cressman, Clerical Assistant
  • Mrs. Nancy McFaul, Library Secretary
  • Mrs. Diana Norris, Secretary
Munson Elementary School
  • Mrs. Jennifer George, Clerical Assistant
  • Mrs. Sandy Henderson, Secretary
Park Elementary School
  • Mrs. Maureen Liechty, Secretary
  • Mrs. Mary Anne Sobecki, Clerical Assistant
Administrative professionals are at the front lines of school-specific and business affairs-specific communications.

What does this mean?  Answering the phones, responding to inquiries, scheduling appointments, greeting visitors, welcoming and meeting with new families, and overall being the first face of the district for all guests.

But wait there's more — school and/ department administrative professionals process student fees, transcript requests, registrations, annual updates and staff contracts.

What else? They onboard new hires; update Infinite Campus, calendars and handbooks; report attendance to our EMIS coordinator, Mrs. Dianne Farizel; order supplies and equipment; reserve facilities for the community; and ensure staffing and sub assignments for each day.

Who updates BoardDocs?  Who sets up board meetings?  Who sets up off-site events? Who orders food for events?

You know it — Administrative Professionals!

Is there more? Yes! Our school administrative professionals are the creative producers of their buildings’ newsletters and yet know when to put everything on hold to give a tissue when a child's feelings are hurt, lend a calm voice when a parent is upset, or dispense sage advice to a co-worker when it’s needed.

And yet there’s still more!

Ask an Administrative Professional about how they serve our schools with excellence every day.



District Media Contact:

Kelly Misch
Communications Director
Chardon Local Schools
[email protected]
(PH):  440-286-0409

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