Tom Kaelber and Sue Doud Receiving Awards

The Ohio Association of Career and Technical Education (OACTE) recently honored DACC Board Member, Tom Kaelber and DACC Business Partner, Sue Doud, with Educator Awards at the annual statewide conference. 

These individuals have made valuable contributions to our district and our students. The work they do has a direct impact on student learning and success. They truly embody the district's efforts to empower, prepare, inspire, and connect our students.

Tom Kaelber

Mr. Kaelber is serving his twelfth year on the Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education. As a lifelong educator, he strives to empower students to find their passion and pursue their dreams. Mr. Kaelber maintains regular communication with the Buckeye Valley Local Schools Board of Education to share the success stories, innovations, and trends at the Delaware Area Career Center. Mr. Kaelber played an integral role in forming the district’s new directional system, which is the guiding force for all decisions made throughout the district. He advocates for career and technical education both inside the district with our staff and out in the community.

Sue Doud

Sue Doud, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been collaborating with the Delaware Area Career Center Pharmacy Technician program for the past 6 years. Ms. Doud has organized a Twitter "Tuesday Trivia" tailored specifically for Delaware Area Career Center students, served as an advisory board member, participated in mock interviews annually, and has worked with various Pharmacy Departments to offer externships for Delaware Area Career Center students. Ms. Doud is deeply invested in Career Tech education and the success of Delaware Area Career Center students.

Ms. Doud and her team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital have also organized a Pharmacy Experience Day for high school students and hosted an Educators in the Workplace program for educators and counselors.  

As a result of the strong partnership, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Pharmacy Department has hired 10 Delaware Area Career Center alumni students over the past several years.