The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (SOESC) announced Tuesday the hiring of the director of Highland County ACCESS, a new initiative that will provide coordinated educational opportunities for teenage and adult students to improve the Highland County workforce.
Tim Dettwiller, who is currently completing his tenure as Superintendent of Fairfield Local Schools, will transfer to this new role in Highland County.
Dettwiller has been in education for 22 years and has served as Superintendent of Fairfield Local Schools since 2018. Dettwiller will take up his duties as Director of ACCESS in July 2022.
ACCESS stands for “Alignment of Community Connections for Employer and Student Success”. This work is managed by the Highland County Workforce Leadership Council, which is made up of many organizations within the community. These are primarily the city of Greenfield; Southern State Community College; Highland County Economic Development Office; Highland County Community Action Organization; GRIT program (Growing, Rural, Independence, Together); Highland County Chamber of Commerce; and Highland County Schools.
All partners work together towards a common goal – to provide and coordinate educational opportunities for teenage and adult students to improve the Highland County workforce.
The ACCESS program is administered by the Highland County Workforce Leadership Council. The Southern Ohio Educational Service Center (SOESC) will serve as the tax representative for the position of ACCESS director as it will be hiring the director. Council members will fund the new directorship.
SOESC provides specialized academic and supportive services to 12 school districts in Adams, Clinton, Fayette and Highland counties. School districts receive services from school improvement consultants, gifted and special education consultants, speech therapists, psychologists, and special education teachers.
Submitted by Southern Ohio Educational Service Center.