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Director of Student Services Receives State Recognition

Stacey Spencer named finalist for Dr. John Opperman Award Sycamore Community Schools Director of Student Services just received state recognition for her outstanding work with students and families.

Director of Student Services Stacey Spencer was one of three finalists for the Dr. John Opperman Outstanding Contribution Award. Spencer was honored during the Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators (OAPSA) business luncheon on May 3.

The award recognizes an OAPSA member who meets the following criteria:

  1. A highly successful school administrator who is commonly acknowledged in his/her district or agency and beyond as strongly advocating for all children;
  2. Has made a significant contribution to the Ohio Association of Pupil Services Administrators;
  3. Has made a significant contribution to improving pupil services work in his/her district/agency and/or beyond

“Mrs. Spencer has advocacy for every child at the core of her being,” said Frank Forsthoefel, superintendent. “She approaches her work with a passion ensuring each and every child in Sycamore Schools can and will be successful.”

Spencer started her educational career at Sycamore Community Schools in 1998, serving as an Intervention Specialist for Special Education at Sycamore Junior High School. She became the District Special Education Supervisor in 2013.

As Sycamore’s Director of Student Services, Spencer is responsible for overseeing student support services and programming, ensuring that federal and state laws are in compliance with Sycamore practices as they relate to the rights of children with disabilities. Spencer is committed to providing leadership, services, and support that strengthen the capacity of our students, staff, and families to support meaningful student outcomes. These services and supports will be provided by leading with integrity, building positive relationships, making student-driven decisions, and maintaining high expectations for all students.