Meet the Administration, Faculty, and Staff of Ashland County Community Academy

ACCA DISTRICT Administration


Ms. Shannon Lusk, MSCIN :  District Superintendent 

Head District Administrator and Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Credentialing 

Fine Arts Program Director

Subjects: Visual Arts 7/8, Art I-Art IV, Art & Music History/Appreciation, Historical Literature

Education:      Bowling Green State University, Bachelors of Arts, Popular Culture/English 

                        Western Governors University of Ohio, Masters of Science, Curriculum & Instruction 

Credentials: Alternative Administrators License (5-12)

                   Professional 5-Year Teaching License: English (7-12)

Contact Information:      419-903-0295  ext. 205


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Mrs. Nichole Helenthal, M. Ed: Assistant Superintendent

Director of Special Education/ Intervention Specialist (7-12)

District Grants & Finance/District Test Assessment/21st Century Grant Site Coord.

Subjects: Intervention/Math100, Algebra I,  Algebra II 

Education:      Ashland University,  Bachelors of Science, Education  

                        Ashland University,  Masters of Arts,  Special Education 

Credentials: Professional 5-Year Teaching License: Intervention Specialist Mild to Moderate (7-12)/Career-Based Intervention Endorsement 

Contact Information:     419-903-0295   ext. 215



Mrs. Hannah Mast: Dean of Students/ELA Instructor

Student Achievement & Leadership/Discipline/Testing Administration

Subjects: American Literature/Folklore & Mythology

Education: Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Bachelor of Arts, Education

Credentials: Four Year Resident Educator License: Integrated English (7-12)

Contact Information:        419-903-0295  ext. 206


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Mrs. Paula Berry, Student Services Director/District EMIS 

-Student Enrollment and Records/EMIS/Compliance/Accounts

-District Food Program and Food Operations

Contact Information:      419-903-0295  ext. 202


Mr. James Hudson,  District Treasurer

-District Fiscal Officer

Contact Information:   419-903-0295  ext. 202


 Administrative sERVICES

Mrs. Jody Toms, Attendance Specialist 

Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent

-Attendance/Student Services Assistant/Superintendent's Office 



Mrs. Sue Franklin, M.A., Student Guidance 

-Student Services/Student Success Facilitator 

-Career & College Readiness/Career Services/ Student Success

Subjects: Physical Education Online, Career Exploration Online

Education:           Green Mountain College, VT,  Associates, Physical Education

                            University of New Hampshire, NH, Bachelor of Science, Recreation

                           Lindenwood University, MO, Master of Arts, School Counseling

Credentials: Ohio Dept. Of Education: Educational Aide Permit

 Contact Information:       419-903-0295    ext.209           




 ACCA School Resource Officer

Deputy Shelby Hammond, SRO/DARE

Ashland County Sheriff's Department 

-School Safety/DARE/Student Mentoring 

Contact information:              419-903-0295  ext. 204


ACCA School Liaison 

  School Liaison

Appleseed/Ashland County Mental Health & Recovery Board

Contact Information:    419-903-0295  ext. 212


ACCA TAY Coordinator

Alison Ross, TAY Coordinator 

Transitional Age Youth Coordinator, Catholic Charities 

Contact Information:     419-903-0295  ext. 212


 ACCA District Technology


TJ Houston, IT Technician

Houston Services, District Technology

Contact Information:    419-903-0295  ext. 201


Andrew Huffman, IT Technician

Houston Services, District Technology

Contact Information:    419-903-0295  ext. 201

ACCA Faculty 



Mrs. Marilynn Brown, M. Ed., Science Instructor (7-12)

-Teacher Leader/Tutoring Coordinator

Subjects: Integrated Science/Physical Science/Biology/Advanced Biology II: Forensics

Education:      Kent State University, Bachelors of Science, Chemistry

                        Kent State University, Master of Arts, Education 

Credentials: Four Year Resident Educator License: Integrated Science (7-12)

Contact Information:   419-903-0295   ext. 210


 Ms. Hanna Smith, Social Studies Instructor (7-12)

Subjects: World History/US History/Government/Econ & Financial Lit/Conspiracy Theories

Education: Ashland University, Bachelors of Science, Education 

Credentials: Four Year Resident Educator License: Integrated Social Studies (7-12)

Contact Information:  419-903-0295   ext. 207


Mr. Joe Moss, Intervention Specialist (7-12)

Subjects: Intervention/Integrated English/Math, Geometry, Math 100

Education: Ashland University, Bachelors of Science, Education

Credentials: Professional 5 Year Teaching License: Intervention Specialist License Mild to Moderate (7-12)

Contact Information:     419-903-0295  ext. 215


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Mrs. Amy Nalley, Credentialing Specialist/Business Program

21st Century Grant Programs Coordinator/Student Success Coach

Subjects: Business Applications/Credentialing/Community Engagement

Education: Bowling Green State University, Bachelors of Science, Business Administration

Credentials: 12 Hour Teaching License: Business Administration/Educational Aide Permit

Contact Information:    419-903-0295 ext. 207



Ms. Kelsey Wade, Literacy Instructor

-Literacy and Creative Writing/Reading 7-9

Education: Ashland University, Bachelors of Arts, Creative Writing/English 

Credentials: 12 Hour Teaching License: English/Educational Aide Permit (ESSA Endorsed)

Contact Information:  419-903-0295  ext. 203


 Mr. Ryan Shepherd, Educational Aide/Virtual Learning Monitor

- Social Studies & Intervention Educational Aide/Online Program and Independent Studies 

Education: Graduate, Ashland County Community Academy 2021: High School Diploma

Credentials: Ohio Dept. of Education: Educational Aide Permit

 Contact Information:  419-903-0295   ext. 205


Maintenance/Cafeteria Staff


Mr. Ethan Sells, Assurances Specialist

Maintenance/ Security and Safety Support 

Contact Information:  419-903-0295   ext. 211


Mr. Ryan Dillard, Cafeteria Specialist

Food Program Support/Cafeteria Aide 

Contact Information:  419-903-0295   ext. 215

Ashland County Community Academy
716 Union St. Ashland, OH 44805
Phone: (419) 903-0295
Fax: (419) 903-0341

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