The Delaware Area Career Center Board of Education welcomed two new Board Members to their first meeting on January 19, 2023. Mr. Tom Ailabouni and Ms. Susan Kish were sworn in during the Organizational Meeting.
“On behalf of the Board, I welcome our new colleagues, Tom Ailabouni and Susan Kish. Together, they bring a set of diverse voices, valuable experiences, and a commitment to supporting our students, our staff, and our district,” said Board of Education President, Ted Backus. “I look forward to working with them to further our mission of empowering students to pursue their passions, preparing them for life after high school, inspiring them to become lifelong learners, and connecting them with unique opportunities.”
Mr. Ailabouni will serve on the DACC Board representing the Buckeye Valley School District. Mr. Ailabouni, his wife, and four children have lived in the Buckeye Valley School District for over 15 years and enjoy taking an active role in the community. Mr. Ailabouni brings his professional experience to DACC as an IT Security Analyst for a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk benefits and integrated business solutions. “I am excited to join the DACC Board,” he said. “Our career center can provide high school students with an education that can help start careers that are vital to our community. There are so many adult programs that people can take advantage of as well.”
Ms. Susan Kish will serve on the DACC Board representing the ESC of Central Ohio. Ms. Kish graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a Bachelor’s Degree and spent her education career in the Olentangy School District. She earned her Master’s Degree from Marygrove College and completed her certification as a Certified Professional Training Manager (CPTM). Throughout her career, she has remained connected to the building trades. Ms. Kish started her work in the electrical industry as an apprentice electrician for Superior Electric. She rejoined The Superior Group in June 2018 as the QA Manager for NAO and finally landed as the Education and Training Advocate. “I consider myself a lifelong learner and I never pass up the opportunity to learn and grow as a professional,” she explained. “As a new DACC Board Member, I am looking forward to being a steward for the partnership between the building trades and K-12 and adult education.”
The new board members, appointed by the Buckeye Valley School District Board of Education and the ESC of Central Ohio Governing Board, are filling seats vacated by Tom Kaelber and Holly Hanson.