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Staff & Student Learning

Staff and Student Learning

The focus of the department is to ensure instruction and learning conditions that engage, equip and empower each student to be successful in K-12 schooling and in post-secondary education and careers. Collectively, the department has oversight of academic programs, school climate and community engagement, and student support services.

Student & Community Engagement

  • School climate
  • Social emotional health and learning

Student Support Services

  • Special education
  • 504 coordination
  • School health clinics
  • English language learners

Home Education Information

Follow the link below to the general home education section on the Ohio Department of Education website

Complete this form and send to the Superintendent's office with an outline of the curriculum to be used. The form will be reviewed by the Superintendent and you will receive a letter of approval or a letter requesting more information if needed.


Chief Academic Officer

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Casey Cosgray is the Bexley City Schools' chief academic officer. An Ohio native, Cosgray was an educator and administrator for many years in Central Ohio school districts, before moving abroad to work in education in the United Arab Emirates and China for the past 11 years. Before joining Bexley, she was the deputy director general of the Emirates National Schools, which has six campuses throughout the country. She previously was the superintendent of two other Emirati schools, first in Abu Dhabi and then in Dubai. [email protected]

Director of Curriculum and Gifted

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Dr. Shirley Hamilton is the director of curriculum and gifted. Dr. Hamilton is the former director of secondary education for New Albany-Plain Local School District and also served as the director of pupil services and director of elementary and secondary education at Worthington City Schools. A long-time assistant superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, she began her career as a teacher in the Columbus City Schools. She went on to serve the Columbus Schools as a coach, principal and administrator. Dr. Hamilton has served as an adjunct professor at Ohio State, Capital, Otterbein, and Ashland universities. [email protected]

Director of Student Services and Accessibility

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Barb Gentille Green is the director of student services and accessibility. She brings 38 years of education administration in student support services, including in special education and literacy. She previously served as the director of teaching and learning for the Centerburg Local Schools and was a consultant for about seven years for the North Central Education Service Center in Mansfield, where she designed and delivered professional development for school districts. She began her education career as an occupational therapist and later an intervention specialist and went on to serve the Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities and later the Mt. Gilead Exempted Village Schools as director of education, curriculum, and preschool from 2006 - 2013. [email protected]

Coordinator of Special Education

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Cathy Rodeheffer joins Bexley City Schools from the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio where she served as the Instructional Consultant for the Specialized On-Site Support Team. She has over 25 years of experience in the field of special education as an Intervention Specialist, Instructional Paraprofessional, Support Provider, and Instructional Coach for professionals in both general and special education. She earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Special Education. She currently holds a K-12 teaching license in Multi-Handicapped and an Administrative License in Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development. [email protected]