Meet all the teachers and staff of Elyria in the bio cards below. 

Meet the Teachers and Staff

Amanda Calabro

I am a special educator teacher with five years of experience. I previously worked at Cleveland State University, while completing my undergraduate and graduate programs. Aside from my license in mild to moderate disabilities, I maintain endorsements in reading, educational technology, career based intervention, and transition to work.

Stella Milliron

Local Yokel graduating from Midview High School (Go Middies!)

Rosalind Marie Moore

Rosalind Marie Moore is the Schools Office Manager/Enrollment Specialist who works under the guidance of the Administrator, Crystal Garmon. Rosalind is responsible for the enrollment application process, including handling sensitive documents such as student records. Rosalind acts as a liaison between student, parents and the administrator.

Rob Mandel

Social Studies Teacher at LSHS Cleveland for 9 Years. Transferred to Elyria in 2014. Has been with Career Prep for 12.5 years. Worked at a community corrections facility prior to entering the Education field.

Lorrie Buchdrucker

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to continuously grow as an educator learning how to better myself so that I can teach my students how to bring the best out of themselves. From teaching preschool through high school, I love watching my students succeed, whether at school or in life.

Dietrich West

I was born in South Carolina, raised in Massachusetts and went to college in Detroit, Michigan. My degree is in Chemistry and Math. I am married with 2 children, both who have graduated from college. I have taught for over 15 years. I love working with second chance students, seeing them see the results of their hard work pay off. I also love to travel, read, cook and hike.

Debra Camp

Married with 2 children, 5 grandchildren. I have been teaching Social Studies for 13 years. I enjoy reading books of any kind; fiction, non-fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, mysteries you name it.

Cassandra Busch

I graduated from North Ridgeville High School in 1997 and I earned my BA in English from Cleveland State University in 2002. I have taught English in the Cleveland area for 12 years.

Valerie Howard

Valerie Overton Howard is the Community Engagement Specialist for Life Skills High School, motivational speaker, community leader, poet, author and entrepreneur.

Lisa Davis

Lisa was the Executive Director of Network for Neighborhood Success, where she developed and managed grants, stress management programs, college and career readiness curriculum, programs, internships, scholarships, projects and workshop for high school students and adults.

Kathy Rush

Kathy will tell you it's not about reaching the goal, it's about the fun you have along the way. Her favorite line is " life ain't worth living unless you're laughing", and hers comes deep from within.

Kendall Hilt

My name is Kendall Hilt and I am currently the Language Arts teacher. I graduated with honors from Cleveland State University where I majored in English, and education.