Our Team

Erin Bennett
Educators: Title 1 Reading
erin.bennett@towpathtrailhigh.org

Erin Bennett received both her bachelor’s in Secondary Education and her master’s in Literacy from The University of Akron. During her... Read More

Lakesha Brock
Administrators: Family Advocate
lakesha.brock@towpathtrailhigh.org
Lakesha Brock graduated from The University of Akron in 2004 with a  bachelor's degree in Social Work.  Mrs. Brock was one of... Read More
Megan Caranna
Administrators: Assistant Director
megan.caranna@towpathtrailhigh.org

Megan Caranna is the Assistant Director at Towpath Trail High School.  Mrs. Caranna graduated from The University of Akron in 2009 with... Read More

Alexis Valley
Educators: Intervention Specialist
alexis.carter@towpathtrailhigh.org

Alexis Valley has been an Intervention Specialist for four years. Mrs. Valley graduated from Ohio University in 2010 with a Bachelor's... Read More

Magdalena Djuric
Educators: Math
magdalena.djuric@towpathtrailhigh.org

Magdalena Djuric is a math teacher at Towpath Trail High School. Before moving to the USA, she studied Mathematics and Computer Science at... Read More

Tina Egbert
Administrators: Educational Management Information System (EMIS) Specialist
tina.egbert@towpathtrailhigh.org

Tina Egbert is the  Educational Management Information System (EMIS) Specialist for Towpath and has 12 years experience in the field.... Read More

Robert Garnett II
Administrators: Vocational Specialist
robert.garnett@towpathtrailhigh.org

Robert Garnett II attended the University of Cincinnati, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Business Marketing & Management. He... Read More

Angie Gilkerson
Educators: Intervention Specialist
angie.gilkerson@towpathtrailhigh.org

Angie Gilkerson has been an Intervention Specialist for two years. Ms. Angie graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s of... Read More

Ashley Haas
Administrators: School Psychologist

Mrs. Haas is the Psychology Assistant at Towpath Trail High School. She obtained her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland... Read More

Emily Whitman
Educators: English
emily.knight@towpathtrailhigh.org

Emily Whitman earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Kent State University.  She moved to South Carolina and taught high... Read More

Christina Fraser
Administrators: Director
christina.fraser@towpathtrailhigh.org

Christina Fraser has been an educator for over fourteen years and holds both a bachelor's and a master's degree in secondary education from... Read More

Daniel Loesch
Educators: Math
dan.loesch@towpathtrailhigh.org

Daniel Loesch has a Bachelors degree in Integrated Mathematics as well as a minor in Applied Mathematics, both from the University of Akron... Read More

Dionta Mitchell
Administrators: Retention Specialist
dionta.mitchell@towpathtrailhigh.org

Dionta Mitchell is a Truancy Officer/Retention Specialist at Towpath Trail High School.  Mr. Mitchell  earned his associate's... Read More

Jim Niamtu
Educators: Social Studies
jim.niamtu@towpathtrailhigh.org

Mr. Niamtu was employed for 16 years at the Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority in Canton, Ohio. In 2001, Mr. Niamtu graduated magna Cum... Read More

Michele Oliver
Educators: Intervention Specialist
michele.oliver@towpathtrailhigh.org

Michele Oliver is in her first year of teaching as an intervention specialist. Michele has an Associates of Applied Science degree in Sign... Read More

Sacha Parson
Administrators: Retention Specialist
sacha.parson@towpathtrailhigh.org

Our Retention Specialist, Ms. Sacha, graduated from The University of Akron in 2011 with a BA in Family and Child Development and... Read More

Ritu Jayaswal
Educators: Social Studies
ritu.jayaswal@towpathtrailhigh.org

Ritu Jayaswal has been in education for fifteen years in one capacity or another.  She has taught for twelve years and worked as an... Read More

Crystal Scott
Administrators: Enrollment Specialist
crystal.scott@towpathtrailhigh.org

Ms. Crystal has been our Enrollment Specialist for 4 yrs.  She earned her B.A. Business Management from Hiram College and has over 15... Read More

Sylwia Thorne
Educators: English as a Second Language
sylwia.thorne@towpathtrailhigh.org

Sylwia Thorne has been an educator for over nine years and holds a master’s degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages... Read More

John Whitman
Educators: Visual Arts
john.whitman@towpathtrailhigh.org

John Whitman earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree from Kutztown University.  He worked in South Carolina as a public... Read More

David Widner
Educators: Science Teacher
david.widner@towpathtrailhigh.org

Dave Widner is a science teacher at Towpath Trail High School.  He previously served the community at the Stark County Board of... Read More