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Leadership Team

 

Mr. T.C. Franklin serves as the Founder & Head of School for L. Hollingworth School. He is a strategic, passionate and enthusiastic visionary with proven success and practical experience in education, leadership development, business intelligence and public relations spanning over 25 years.

 

During this time, he served as Regional Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Director of Business Development, and School Leader for various educational organizations in Michigan and Ohio where under his leadership, his schools received state-wide recognition for academic improvement, including obtaining a Golden Apple Award in Michigan. 

 

He is certified to teach Business Communications, Intercultural Communication and Public Speaking at the collegiate level and serves as an adjunct instructor for both Wayne State and Davenport University.

 

Notable recognitions include being named Outstanding Principal/Administrator of the Year by The Toledo Association for the Education of Young Children and receiving the Jeanne Findlater Outstanding Teaching Award by Wayne State University’s Department of Communication.

 

Franklin holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Wayne State University, and a Bachelor of Science and Associates Degrees from Ferris State University. He is both a graduate of Leadership Academy Toledo Class of 2016 and Canton Citizens Police Academy Class of 2017.   

 

 

 

 

Angelica HeadshotMs. Angelica Ramirez serves as the Assistant Principal at L. Hollingworth School and comes with a plethora of educational experiences. She is a passionate educator and has held several teaching and leadership roles in Pre K-12 education and working with 18-22-year-olds for over 16 years. Known for being extremely organized, Angelica considers herself a lifelong learner and enjoys taking on new challenges.

 

Recently, she served as the Director of IMAGE Migrant program working with students, parents, teachers, and other administrators throughout the State of Ohio. Angelica continues to be a strong supporter of community service projects and linkages that benefit students, staff, and parents.                       

 

Angelica holds a Master’s degree in Education: Principal Academy from Lourdes University. Also, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Education- CUM LAUDE from Bowling Green State University. She has attended various training courses including Crisis Prevention, Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS), American Red Cross First Aid and CPR, Adaptive School from Owens Community College, Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, and a Certificate for Grant Writing from Owens Community College.

 

Angelica is excited to work with the instructional staff and utilizing data to make instructional decisions that support teachers and improve student performance.   

 

 

 

 

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Mr. Gregory Radwan serves as the Dean of Student Success & Athletic Director. Gregory has been with the school for five years, serving as a 2nd-grade teacher, 1st-grade teacher, and Dean of School Climate for three years. During his time, Mr. Radwan has initiated positive behavior intervention and supports (PBIS), been a certified non-violent crisis intervention instructor through CPI for four years, and participated in the School Improvement Team for four years as well.

Mr. Radwan's leadership experience began in college at Gannon University, where he was a three-year team captain for the Golden Knight baseball team. Gregory was named a conference scholar-athlete every year at Gannon, being named an ESPN Academic All-American his senior year. He has continued his love of athletics as the Director of Athletics at L. Hollingworth School. In his time, he has initiated hosting conference games and tournaments, supervised the installation of the new gym floor and held fundraising events to support the athletic program.

Gregory holds a Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago with a concentration in social/emotional learning, and a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Gannon University in grades K-5.

 

 

 

GerwinMs. Rachel Gerwin has served as the College & Career Readiness Coordinator/Technology/Special Projects for 5 years and has worked in education for over 20 years with a particular focus on students with special education needs. During this time, Rachel utilized technology, instilling her love and passion for technology with her students. 

 

Currently, her work at Hollingworth School includes teaching students in grades 3-8 about college and career opportunities and managing various Special Projects that support and forward the mission of the school.

 

Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Teaching Technology and Leadership from Ashford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Toledo. She is currently a member of ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education).

 

 

 

 

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Ms. Marrissa Gracia serves as the Special Education & Ancillary Services Coordinator for L. Hollingworth School.  She has worked in education for over five years, where she has served as a FAST Program Coordinator, Life Skills Teacher, and an Intervention Specialist working with students with disabilities ranging from mild to severe. Marrissa’s favorite saying is, "See the able, not the label." She is excited to work with teachers, students, and families to meet the individual needs of the students.

 

Gracia holds a Master's degree in Special Education K-12 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Bowling Green State University. Also, she has completed training for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, as well as experience working with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Terrence Blevins serves as the Family & Community Engagement Coordinator for L. Hollingworth School. He has been working in the education field for six years within various roles. Most recently he served as a dean of students and success coach in northwest Ohio. Previously, he was the Regional Director/Community Liaison for a school district in Michigan. 

 

During his tenure, Terrence worked to elevate the school climate/culture developing social workshops, lead community outreach events, and held motivational weekly engagement activities for at-risk students and families. He is affiliated with Spring Green Educational Foundation divergent program; which focuses on cognitive self-change, as well as problem-solving skills for both troubled youth and parents.

 

Terrence is a former division, one athlete. During his time at Eastern Michigan University, he was a standout athlete in his conference. He committed his life to coach and mentoring youth after a short stint of playing football professionally.

 

Blevins holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University of Ann Arbor, and a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Eastern Michigan University. He is currently pursuing a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership K-12 from Eastern Michigan University.

 

 

 

 

Desloover

Mrs. Megan DeSloover serves as the school's Literacy & Writing Coach. Megan has been with L. Hollingworth for five years, teaching ELA to grades 7 and 8 before taking over her current role. Prior to working at L. Hollingworth School, Megan taught one year of 8th grade ELA for Sidney City Schools.

Her current responsibilities at L. Hollingworth include coaching teachers in best practices for reading and writing instruction, facilitating various school-wide literacy initiatives, supporting the implementation of our new reading curriculum, and overseeing L. Hollingworth's Reading Specialists.

Megan holds a Master's degree in Secondary Education from The University of Toledo, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature.

 

 

 

 

Julie

Mrs. Julie Steingraber serves as the Office Manager. Julie has been with the school for six years and has over 12 years of managerial school experience prior to coming to L. Hollingworth School.

 

Her current responsibilities include, but not limited to, compliance programming, student enrollment services, health and safety, managing school vendors, and accounts receivable/payables.

 

Julie holds several certificates and specialized training in a variety of school-related areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Monica Villarreal serves as the Office Assistant, Enrollment Services & Marketing support at L. Hollingworth School. During her four years at L. Hollingworth School, Monica assisted in operation and strategic planning that resulted in overall student growth. Prior to arriving at L. Hollingworth, Monica was an Office Service Expeditor for Medical Mutual of Ohio. 

 

Monica attended Mercy College of Ohio where she holds an Associate of Science degree in Health Sciences and Ophthalmic Technology and has received a variety of specialized training in school-related areas.