...Susie Rutkowski Susie Rutkowski is the District Manager of Disability Education for Great Oaks Institute of Technology and Career Development.She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, with a degree in Special Education.Her Masters in Educational Administration was received from the University of Dayton and post-graduate work at Walsh University, Wright State University and Xavier University.Susie
participated in the OCTELI
(Ohio Career and Technical Leadership Institute) Class of 2000.She taught students with multi-handicaps for eight years and worked for 10 years as a Job Placement Coordinator for students and graduates with disabilities for Great Oaks before assuming her current position.She
has been focusing her
work and giving leadership to successful transition from school to work for over 20 years.Her greatest passion is to serve as the Co-Director and co-founder of Project SEARCH, a unique collaboration between Cincinnati Children,s Hospital and Great Oaks.Project SEARCH
is 10 years old and offers unique training programs for high school students and adults with the outcome of employment.She
works with other Project SEARCH
staff members to replicate the program locally and nationally.