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Instructional Technology Coaching

Through a RemotEDx Grant and a partnership between the East Central Ohio ESC, Gallia-Vinton ESC, Jefferson County ESC, Muskingum Valley ESC, and Ohio Valley ESC we are able to offer teachers within those ESC service regions access to FREE virtual instructional technology coaching.  

Thad Haines

Thad Haines will be working with local educators to ensure a smooth transition into Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0 and supporting districts as they implement their own Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. He recently became a CPI Trainer. Thad obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Rio Grande and a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Ohio University. Earning his Superintendent’s license from Morehead State University, Thad boasts 13 years of experience in the classroom and 13 years in educational administration. One of Thad’s platforms is the use of technology in schools, previously securing grant monies to purchase technology and presenting on utilizing technology to enhance classroom instruction. Thad will also be a RemotEDx Technology Coach and has recently earned his Google for Education Certified Educator status.  You can reach Thad by emailing [email protected].

Laurel Marion

Laurel has thirty-one years of experience as a computer technology teacher and library media specialist. She received a B.A. in Business and Vocational Education and a M.A. in Reading Education from the University of Rio Grande. Mrs. Marion attended Kent State University to obtain her Library Media certification. Laurel has provided training in technology integration, Google Applications and Microsoft Office to staff in multiple school districts as well as at the college level and in business environments. In recent years, she has had experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro video creating and editing, and website management and design. She has also had the opportunity to collaborate with classroom teachers to integrate educational Virtual Reality, 3D printing and coding activities, as well as other educational technology. During the COVID-19 school closures, she facilitated remote learning support for both teachers and students. Her most recent position is with the Gallia-Vinton ESC as a technology integration specialist training ESC staff and member teachers.  Laurel has also recently earned Google for Education Certified Educator and Certified Trainer status.  You can reach Laurel by emailing [email protected].
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