Student, Family, and Community Engagement

Linda Brigman


Linda Ruiz-Bringman


Assistant Superintendent of Student, Family, and Community Engagement


[email protected]


419-671-0410 ext. 10410


Acting Administrative Assistant

Michele Petersen - [email protected] - 419-671-0410


Community Liaison - Student/Parent Advocate - Mediator

Cedric Brock - [email protected] - 419-671-0407

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.

Community Partnerships - Hubs - Afterschool and Summer Programs

Gayle Lake - [email protected] - 419-377-7677

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.

Early Childhood Education – Parent, Family, and Community Engagement

Nicole Shetterly - [email protected] - 419-215-9131

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. 

Housing Supports – Foster Care – Truancy Prevention – District Resource Requests

Heather Baker - [email protected] - 419-262-1626

Executive Director, Community Engagement and Student Supports

Mrs. Baker supports students and families experiencing homelessness or housing instability and students in foster care (including registration, transportation, service linkage, rental and utility assistance, and financial coaching), as well as the Get Connected Truancy Prevention Program that links mentors with students and families to reduce truancy. 

Community Engagement and Student Supports

Pamela Welch - [email protected] - 419-671-0411

Assistant Director, Homeless Education and Initiatives

Mrs. Welch supervises the MV HEART team who provides assistance to students who are experiencing homelessness. Ms 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. Ms Welch helps educate school staff regarding the Mckinney-Vento law. 

Special Education – Parent Liaison

Monica McCain - [email protected] - 419-671-0819

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.

Student, Family and Community Engagement Support

Dawn Burks - [email protected] - 419-671-0408

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..

Community and Family Latino Support

Stephanie Serda -[email protected] - 419-671-5550

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.

Latino Community Liaison

Gabriela Rodriguez - [email protected] - 419-261-6178

Hispanic Outreach Coordinator

Ms. Rodriguez is the Hispanic outreach coordinator to support students, families and staff. Offer support with language assistance such as interpreter and translator to engage parents in their students' school environment to support students on their path to graduation and after graduation to continue their college education, trades, or employment.