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Brecksville -- As the summer comes to a close and students are welcomed back to Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, the school also welcomes new faces to its leadership team.
Dave Mangas, a former school improvement coordinator at Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County in Newark, has been named executive director at CVCC.
Prior to C-TEC, Mangas worked for Columbus City Schools for 16 years as a teacher, supervisor and director. He is originally from Defiance, where he received his bachelor of science in business administration from Defiance College.
Mangas also has a master's degree in educational administration from Ashland University.
Marcy Trew has been named director of adult education at CVCC. Trew began her career as a paralegal, working in the industry for 16 years. She transitioned to education, working as an adjunct professor, department chair, dean and associate dean at Brown Mackie College, where she taught criminal justice, paralegal and sociology courses.
Trew also served as director of adult workforce education at Auburn Career Center in Concord Township.
Her paralegal certificate is from Hammel College and she earned a bachelor of arts degree in sociology/corrections. Her two master's degrees in technical education are from the University of Akron.
Trew is in the process of earning her doctorate degree in educational leadership and learning from Aspen University.
Hal Kendrick, a 23-year veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard, is also a new addition to the CVCC team, serving as manager of facilities and operations. Kendrick most recently served as director of business operations for the Cuyahoga Falls City School District. He has worked for a number of years in public service for other districts and municipalities, such as Amherst Schools, and the cities of Lorain and Cuyahoga Falls.
Kendrick is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, with his bachelor's degree in business administration.
"This is an exciting year at CVCC for many reasons: we are celebrating 45 years of building careers, serving our communities and with a new leadership dream team we will continue to provide quality programs and services to our communities which leads to great high wage in demand employment and advanced education," said Dr. Celena Roebuck, CVCC superintendent.°
CVCC serves Brecksville-Broadview Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Independence, Nordonia Hills, North Royalton, Revere and Twinsburg school districts.
Student workshops and adult education courses are open and available to all residents of Northeast Ohio.