Frequently Called Numbers

Contact us at if you have a question or need more information. 

Absences/tardies: Call school 

After-school care: Stancy Sykes, Family and Community Engagement, 330.761.1680,

Akron After School: Karen Moore, 330.761.3038,

Akron Early College High School: Tom O'Neil, 330.972.6450,

Akron Plan: Chrissie McClure, 330.761.2735,

AkronReads: Stancy Sykes, Family and Community Engagement (FACE), 330.761.1680,

Akron STEM High School: Dina Popa, 330.761.7965,

APS Online: 330.761.3115

Ask Gilby®: Ryan Rittenhouse, Broadcast Communications, 330.761.3097,

Athletics: Joe Vassalotti, 330.761.7988,

Board meetings: Ruth Solomon, Superintendent's Office, 330.761.2921,

Board members:

Board policies: General Counsel, 330.761.2911

Building construction, facility planning/capital improvement: Debra Foulk, 330.761.2805,

Building permits: Jennifer King, 330.761.2807,

Business Affairs: Debra Foulk, 330.761.2805,

Bus schedules: Bill Andexler, 330.761.1392,

Child custody: Student Services, 330.761.2734

Child Nutrition: Laura Kepler, 330.761.1335,

College and Career Academies of Akron: Rachel Tecca, 330.761.2779, 

Communications: Mark Williamson, 330.761.2930,

Counselors: Yvonne Culver, 330.761.3032,; or call school

Curriculum and Instruction:

Data/accountability: Howard Lawson, 330.761.2718,

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Carla Chapman, 330.761.3297,

Early Learning Program/preschool: Patricia Cronin, 330.873.3396, 

Expulsion/suspension referrals: Rebecca Jenkins, Student Services, 330.761.2742,

Gifted & Talented Programs: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045,

Graduation: Mark Black, Secondary Schools, 330.761.3079,

Home Instruction: Terri Porter, 330.761.3181,

Homeschooling: Sondra Shephard, 330.761.2763,

Human Resources: Kathy McVey, 330.761.2945,

Library/media services/gifted and talented: Megan Mannion, 330.761.3045,

NIHF ... STEM High School: 330.761.7965

NIHF ... STEM Middle School: 330.761.3195

Open Enrollment: Marianne Malecky, 330.761.2810,

Police-in-the-Schools: Student Services, 330.761.2819

Post-secondary options: Mark Black, 330.761.3079,; or call school

Proficiency/Ohio Graduation Testing, testing, research and evaluation: Patricia Agble, 330.761.3066,

Project GRAD Akron: Jacqueline Silas-Butler, 330.761.3056,

Project RISE: Shannah Carino, 330.761.2969,

PTA: Tanya Nicholson,

Registration (K-12): call school

Report cards (K-12): call school

Safety Hotline: 800.418.6423, ext. 359

School assignment: Student Services, 330.761.2735 or 330.761.2742

School closings: Debra Foulk, Business Affairs, 330.761.2805,; or local radio stations

School Improvement: Kenya Harrington, 330.761.3111,

School lunch/breakfast program: Laura Kepler, Child Nutrition, 330.761.1335,

Security: Student Services, 330.761.2734

SOAR: Rebecca Green-Pallotta, 330.761.7971,

Special Education, transportation: Sherry Johnson, 330.761.3154, or Vicki Feesler, 330.761.1393,

Special permits: Student Services, 330.761.2734

Specialty Programs: Tamiko Hatcher, 330.761.7933,

Student behavior (disciplinary actions, Juvenile Court, suspension and expulsion referrals, truancy - appointments): Rebecca Jenkins, Student Services, 330.761.2742,

Student behavior (Code of Student Behavior): Student Services, 330.761.2734

Student behavior (Pupil Adjustment Program): Student Services, Erich Merkle, 330.761.2830,

Summer School (Secondary): Secondary Schools, 330.761.3079

Summer School (Elementary): Elementary Schools, 330.761.3075

Superintendent: Christine Fowler Mack, 330.761.2920,

Television shows, Mark Williamson, Communications, 330.761.2930,

Title 1: Kenya Harrington, School Improvement, 330.761.3111,

Transcripts, current students: contact your school counselor

Transcripts, former students: 330.761.2927

Transportation: William Andexler, 330.761.1390,

Volunteers: Stancy Sykes, Family and Community Engagement, 330.761.1680,

WAPS 91.3FM The Summit: Tommy Bruno, 330.761.3095,

Weapons: Student Services, 330.761.2734

Work permits: Sondra Shephard, Student Services, 330.761.2763,

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