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Welcome to New Gifted and Curriculum Coordinator - Carissa Spitzer


The Orange City School District officially welcomes Carissa Spitzer as its new Coordinator of Gifted and Curriculum. She was approved by the Board of Education at its August 11, 2014 meeting. Her first official day at Orange will be September 2, 2014.

Spitzer joins the Orange Schools after serving the past three years as the Supervisor of Gifted Education with the Educational Service Center of Lorain County (ESC). Prior to the ESC, she served for six years as a gifted teacher, including time in the Brunswick and Constellation Schools.

She earned a Masters Degree in School Leadership and Administration for the University of Akron and a Masters Degree in Gifted Education from Bowling Green State University.

Spitzer replaces Beth Fish, who recently announced her retirement after serving as the Orange Schools' Gifted Coordinator for the past four years. Fish served 17 years with the District including time as a teacher in the gifted program before becoming the Gifted Coordinator. The Orange Schools wishes her the best in her retirement!

"Carissa Spitzer's experience in gifted education will be a valuable asset to the Orange Schools as we help students in the gifted program achieve their best," said Dr. Edwin Holland, Superintendent of the Orange Schools. "And, congratulations to Beth Fish on her retirement. Her work with Orange Schools' students, parents and staff has been extremely beneficial to our gifted program."

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