Staff Directory

Assistant Superintendent of Student, Family, and Community Engagement

Linda Brigman

Linda Ruiz-Bringman

419-671-0410 ext. 10410 [email protected]
Acting Administrative Assistant Michele Petersen 419-671-0410 [email protected]

Community Engagement – Foster Care – Truancy Prevention – District Resources


Executive Director, Community Engagement and Student Supports

Mrs. Baker leads all  district initiatives supporting students and families in need.  This includes grant writing, building strategic community partnerships and resource linkage ensuring all of our students and families who are in need of resources, experiencing  homelessness or housing instability and students in foster care have what they need in order to be successful in school.  Including registration, transportation, rental and utility assistance as well as financial coaching.   She also oversees the TPS Housing Program and all truancy prevention interventions for the district including the Get Connected Truancy Prevention Program that links mentors with students and families to reduce truancy.  

Heather Baker

Heather Baker

 419-262-1626 [email protected]

Ombudsman/Community Liaison - Student/Parent Advocate - Mediator

At Large Community Liaison

Pastor Brock acts as an impartial mediator reviewing concerns with a school or a district department that haven't been resolved directly. Students and parents are encouraged to work to resolve concerns directly with those involved, however, a student or parent is welcome to contact Pastor Brock. 

Pastor Brock

Cedric Brock

419-671-0407 [email protected]

Student, Family and Community Engagement Support

Administrator on Special Assignment

Ms. Burks is assigned to the department of Student, Family and Community Engagement as an advocate and support to students, families and staff where she will  provide a variety of resources and create a culture where all are welcomed and valued.

Dawn Burks

Dawn Burks 

 419-671-0408 [email protected]

Community Partnerships - Hubs - Afterschool and Summer Programs

Community Liaison, Director of Programs and Enrichment Activities

Ms. Lake oversees community partnerships, including after school and summer programs, mental health and behavior supports, and other services for students and parents. Ms. Lake also oversees the TPS Hubs that provide a number of services for students, families, and community members.

Gayle Lake

Gayle Lake

419-377-7677 [email protected]

Latino Community Liaison

Hispanic Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Gabriela Rodríguez is the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the advocacy and support of students, families and school staff. She provides language assistance, through interpretation and translation services, and helps engage parents in their students' school environment. She also provides support to students on their path to graduation, and post-graduation assists students with pursuits of higher education, trades or other employment.


La Sra. Gabriela Rodríguez es la Coordinadora de Alcance Hispano para defender y apoyar a los estudiantes, las familias y el personal escolar. Proporciona asistencia lingüística a través de servicios de interpretación y traducción y ayuda a involucrar a los padres en el entorno escolar de sus alumnos. También brinda apoyo a los estudiantes en su camino hacia la graduación, y después de la graduación ayuda a los estudiantes en su búsqueda de educación superior, oficios u otros empleos.

Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez

419-261-6178 [email protected]

Community and Family Latino Support

Student Recruitment Coordinator

Ms. Serda leads the recruitment, engagement, and retention of students with emphasis on Spanish speaking English language learners, coordinates events and connects families with new resources and programs opportunities. 

Stephanie Serda

Stephanie Serda

419-671-5550 [email protected]

Assistance for Students & Families Experiencing Homelessness or Housing Insecurity

Assistant Director, Homeless Education and Initiatives

Mrs. Welch supervises the MV HEART team who provides assistance to students who are experiencing homelessness. Mrs. Welch and the team provides school supplies, assistance with birth certificates, Tarta bus passes, clothing vouchers, hygiene kits, purchasing cap and gown, hotel stays, rental assistance, and other community  resources and referrals to help students be successful in school. Mrs. Welch helps educate school staff regarding the Mckinney-Vento law.

Pamela Welch

Pamela Welch

419-671-0411 [email protected]

Special Education – Parent Liaison

Special Education Parent Liaison

Mrs. McCain helps families understand and navigate special education and participates in IEP/ETR meetings when requested. Mrs. McCain hosts workshops for parents, provides linkage to community resources, and provides resources to families of children with disabilities to improve academic, social, functional and behavioral achievement.

Monica McCain 419-671-0819 [email protected]

Early Childhood Education – Parent, Family, and Community Engagement


Parent, Family And Community Engagement Coordinator (PFCE) 

Mrs. Shetterly leads the Family Support Partners (FSP) assigned to each preschool family. FSPs assist families in the enrollment process, complete needs assessments, partner with the family to create family goals and connect families to community resources.  

Nicole Shetterly

Nicole Shetterly

419-215-9131 [email protected]