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Ms. Staci A. Kaufman

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Chief Executive Officer

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Vantage Career Center
818 N. Franklin St.
Van Wert , Ohio 45891
United States

Company Description: Vantage Career Center is a public school open to any eleventh or twelfth grade student living within the participating districts. Students looking for a challenge,...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor's degree
    Defiance College
  • Master's degree
    Indiana University
  • Education Specialist degree , Educational Administration and Supervision
    University of Toledo
  • doctoral degree coursework
    University of Toledo
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Vantage Career Center ...
www.timesbulletin.com, 4 Sept 2015 [cached]
Vantage Career Center Superintendent Staci Kaufman and Director Ben Winans discuss the career tech education report card the school received at the end of August. Winans gave a presentation on the results during the board meeting on Thursday. (DHI Media/Erin Cox)
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Vantage Career Center Superintendent Staci Kaufman and Director Ben Winans discuss the career tech education report card the school received at the end of August.
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VAN WERT - Superintendent Staci Kaufman and Vantage Director Ben Winans reported on the beginning of the new school year and the results of the report card recently received for career tech schools at the Vantage Career Center Board of Education meeting on Thursday evening.
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"We're off to a good start for the school year," Kaufman said. "It's good that all our staff are in place now."
Winans also agreed the year was off to a good start before he gave a presentation on the career-technical education report card, which the school received on Aug. 20.
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Kaufman reported the issue is being worked out with the superintendents, principals, and instructors at those schools and some of the board members showed interest in helping to get more participation as well.
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"I want to commend our support staff, our teachers, and our administration for really getting behind the effort and increasing our accountability," Kaufman said.
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Kaufman also encouraged fair goers to visit the Vantage booth at the Van Wert County Fair where information will be available and alumni should stop by to update their information before the school celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016.
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VAN WERT - Superintendent Staci Kaufman and Vantage Director Ben Winans reported on the beginning of the new school year and the results of the report card recently received for career tech schools at the Vantage Career Center Board of Education meeting on Thursday evening.
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"We're off to a good start for the school year," Kaufman said. "It's good that all our staff are in place now."
Winans also agreed the year was off to a good start before he gave a presentation on the career-technical education report card, which the school received on Aug. 20.
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Kaufman reported the issue is being worked out with the superintendents, principals, and instructors at those schools and some of the board members showed interest in helping to get more participation as well.
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"I want to commend our support staff, our teachers, and our administration for really getting behind the effort and increasing our accountability," Kaufman said.
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Kaufman also encouraged fair goers to visit the Vantage booth at the Van Wert County Fair where information will be available and alumni should stop by to update their information before the school celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Vantage Career Center - General Information - Staff Directory
www.vantagecareercenter.com, 20 July 2015 [cached]
Staci Kaufman
Superintendent
Vantage Career Center
www.parkwayindependent.com, 15 Feb 2006 [cached]
written by Staci Kaufman, Superintendent
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CAPTION 2:Vantage Superintendent Staci Kaufman with Jocelyn, a kindergarten student at the Borde school in Haiti.
"What We Did on Our Spring Break"
At a special board of education ...
www.delphosherald.com, 8 Mar 2007 [cached]
At a special board of education meeting on Monday, the Vantage Board of Education approved a resolution to hire Staci Kaufman as the new superintendent of Vantage Career Center, effective Aug. 1.
Kaufman comes to Vantage with experience in career technical education administration.For more than 15 years, she has served as career technical supervisor at Four County Career Center in Archbold.For the past four years, she has supervised academics, curriculum, and the attendance office and also led their High Schools That Work school improvement effort.Prior to that, she was senior lecturer of business education courses at Defiance College.
After receiving her bachelor's degree from Defiance College in 1982, she taught Business Education courses at International Business College in Fort Wayne, Ind., and Northwest State Community College in Archbold.She received her master's degree from Indiana University in 1986.In 1997, Kaufman earned her education specialist degree (Ed.S.) from the University of Toledo with a major in educational aadministration and supervision.She began working on her doctoral degree coursework in 2005 at the University of Toledo.
Kaufman is looking forward to the opportunity to get involved in the community.
Currently, she is a member of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, both state and national associations for Career Technical Education, the Association for School Curriculum and Development and a member of Delta Pi Epsilon, Beta Eta Chapter.
"I have been in the Vantage building several times, as a member of the HSTW technical assistance review team and as a supervisor for FCCLA and Business Professionals of America (BPA).Along the way, I've had an opportunity to work with a few of the staff members.I've been made to feel very welcome so far and have enjoyed my experiences.I have rural 4-H roots, and I'm looking forward to coming to the Vantage district where I know that's appreciated," said Kaufman.
Kaufman has two daughters, Colleen, a student at Defiance College, and Kacie, who is a senior at Tinora High School, and will be attending the University of Toledo in the fall.
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District report cards were released by ...
timesbulletin.com, 20 Sept 2014 [cached]
District report cards were released by the state this week for Ohio school districts, including technical schools. Vantage Career Center Superintendent Staci Kaufman spoke to the Times Bulletin Wednesday about scores Vantage received on this year’s report card. Pictured above, this file photo shows the exterior of Vantage Career Center. (DHI Media File Photo) District report cards were released by the state this week for Ohio school districts, including technical schools. Vantage Career Center Superintendent Staci Kaufman spoke to the Times Bulletin Wednesday about scores Vantage received on this year’s report card.
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Vantage Superintendent Staci Kaufman explained, "The report card for career technical schools continue to change. We received our first one last year, and each year they are adding a new graded element. This year we were surprised to see that our Technical Skill Attainment was rated a D, but we also know that that score reflects all of our students in our feeder schools as well as the Vantage-enrolled students at Vantage if they are in a workforce-development program. What that means is, technical skill attainment drops a score based on the percentage of students tested."
According to Kaufman, Vantage is not required to give state tests in each of its programs at Vantage or skill tests in programs like agriculture or STEM at the feeder schools.
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Even though the technical skill attainment score took her by surprise, Kaufman noted that the grade card helps the district to focus.
"We like it because it provides benchmarks so we can see how we are doing," she said. But the report card content continues to evolve each year and we're given no warning of what to prepare for. They've taken a snapshot in time, and that gives a realistic picture."
Kaufman also pointed out that next year, the JVSD report cards will adding more components to be graded. In addition, grade cards for the K-12 schools will likely have a grade for the JVSD that the feeder schools belong to. Neither the K-12 schools nor the career-tech districts know what that grade will be based upon.
"So we're trying to do the best job we can with what we know and keep our staff focused on each and everyday and making sure our kids have the skills they need to get out and get employed. They're is just a big chasm in what the state's tests measure and what is taught in the classroom,"concluded Kaufman.
Overall, Kaufman sees some positives from the grade card this year.
She stated, "We are excited that our C from last year in Post-Program Placement, which was the first graded category other than the graduation rate, we worked on that C and brought it up to a B this year.
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said Kaufman."We know that our technical skill attainment score does not accurately reflect what is being taught in the classroom.
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