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Our Team

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Our team of highly-experienced staff and consultants can design and build customized, cost-effective solutions to improve instructional practices, increase efficiency, decrease costs and provide the support you need.

Brandi Clark, Gifted Specialist

Brandi Clark headshotBrandi has a 20 year track record of successful teaching and educational reform. She strongly believes that building relationships where students and teachers feel seen and heard is the foundation of a successful classroom. Her philosophy of education consists of creating a community of independent learners who are the center of their learning. She is passionate about using evidence-based strategies and the latest research to help educators and students have the best chance of reaching their full potential. Having the opportunity to help other educators step outside their comfort zones and do things they never would have imagined themselves capable of is truly a blessing.

Dave Clark, Technology Integration & Instructional Specialist

Dave Clark headshotThrough his experiences as a teacher, counselor and college instructor, Dave has honed his expertise in areas including PBL creation and integration, instructional technology, social studies content-area coaching, makerspace development and classroom management. An ISTE Certified Educator and CAP trainer, Dave helped establish Butler County’s Virtual Learning Collaborative for remote learning and has presented on a variety of topics at local, state and national conferences including the National HSTW Conference, OETC, OU Playful Learning, SPARCC, ITIP Ohio Google Summit, OBTA, OESCA, UC/NKU STEM and more. Prior to his role at BCESC, Dave was a middle school social studies teacher for 17 years and helped design innovative programs like the Phoenix Academy Alternative School and the PBL-based elective course: Humanities.

Tracy Jennings, Curriculum Specialist

Tracy Jennings headshotAs a former instructional coach, principal, and curriculum administrator, Tracy has a wealth of experience facilitating programs and effective instructional strategies designed to achieve district improvement goals. She is passionate about implementing districtwide SEL to create optimal learning conditions for students and the adults responsible for teaching them. Ohio’s focus on raising reading achievement has renewed her desire to address inequities in literacy instruction. Always seeking to expand her knowledge base, Tracy has added regional data lead and Resident Educator program coordinator to her coaching skillset.

Heather Sass, Assistant to the Superintendent in Charge of Teaching and Learning

Heather Sass headshot
Heather has 20 years of experience in coaching teachers, school teams and school leaders at the district, state and national level. Passionate about personalizing learning for students and teachers, Heather is committed to creating learning pathways that integrate both high-impact content and mindsets for actionable and resilient learning. A former teacher, administrator and consultant, she has experience leading districtwide implementation of project-based learning, standards-based grading, personalized learning, instructional coaching and active engagement.