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Cathy Reed

Cathy Reed is first and foremost a mother to two sons and two wonderful daughters-in-law. She is also a proud grandmother. Cathy is retired from Hamilton County Educational Service Center where she worked as a gifted coordinator. She had the privilege of working with several districts, assisting them in creating audit documentation for ODE.

Cathy received her BA from Wilmington College. Her studies there were in education, psychology, and literature. She received a Master of Educational Leadership and a Principal Licensure from Antioch McGregor University. Cathy began her teaching career working with exceptional students entering vocational education. She assessed their vocational skills and helped them enter fields that fit their interests and abilities. She also coached them through their initial experience in vocational education, while actually working in the vocational labs with them. When she left vocational education, Cathy became the first teacher of gifted for the Clinton County Schools at Wilmington College. There she served students throughout the county. She spent the next 14 years with that program. She also spent those years tutoring students with specific learning needs from the Laurel Oaks. She then worked for Loveland School District for 5 years. From there, she went to HCESC where she spent the last years of her career before becoming a consultant for OPEPP.

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