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The purpose of LACA is to develop, support, and provide leadership in administrative, educational, and network technology for the member boards of education while striving to surpass customer expectations.
Meet the LACA Staff
Our staff is available to support your district 7am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Technical Services[email protected]

Student Services[email protected] or [email protected]

EMIS Services[email protected]

Fiscal Services[email protected]

INFOhio Services[email protected]

Greg Rhoads
Rhoads, Greg
Office: 740-345-3400
Greg joined LACA in August of 2021 as Executive Director. He has over 20 years of experience in Operations and Technology. Greg earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Wofford College and a Master of Information Strategy, Systems and Technology from Muskingum University. Greg lives in Newark with his wife and 2 children.
Joey Alexander
Alexander, Joey
Director of Technology
Office: 740-345-3400 x 216
 Joey has been with LACA since December of 1997. He received an Associates Degree in Geographics from Hocking College in 1997. He also has received certificates in programming and wiring from Novell.  He also holds Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications.  His role is to oversee the technical aspects of LACA, including mainframes, servers, network equipment, and software applications.
Melissa Elliott
Elliott, Melissa
Instructional Resource Coordinator
Melissa has been with LACA since July of 2016. She is a 2005 graduate of Walsh University with a Bachelor of Science in Education – Intervention Specialist K-12 (Mild/Moderate) and Reading Endorsement. She earned her Master Degree through Ohio University in Education Administration. Before coming to LACA she taught in the classroom as an Intervention Specialist for 11 years. As an Instructional Resource Coordinator, Melissa supports the INFOhio Project and helps support Sirsi K-12 library automation software.
Annie Epperson
Epperson, Annie
EMIS Support Coordinator

Annie Epperson has a combined total of twenty years in the school setting. She began her career at Rolling Hills Local Schools as Special Education/High School Attendance Secretary (one year) and EMIS Coordinator (ten years). She was EMIS/Benefits Coordinator at C-TEC, Superintendent Administrative Assistant at Cambridge City Schools, EMIS Coordinator for Summit Academy Community Schools and most recently worked at South-Western City Schools as EMIS Data Manager. Annie is a Master Certified EMIS Professional and is working on her EMIS Data Manager certification. Her primary responsibilities are SpS support and EMIS support backup.

Jake Erb
Erb, Jake
Fiscal Support Coordinator
Jake joined LACA in June 2020, following 13 years of financial & operational experience in manufacturing.  He has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Marietta College.  As a Fiscal Support Coordinator, Jake will be supporting USAS-R, USPS-R, & Kiosk.
Jeni Garee
Garee, Jeni
Student Services Support Coordinator
Jeni started at LACA in June of 2021. She has been in education for 18 years, starting as a para-professional for LCESC and then becoming an Administrative Assistant for LCESC/Phoenix Central (Citadel)  and then moving into a high school guidance secretary position  for Lakewood High school. She has several years of experience working in  Progress Book, Student Information, SPS, and Grade book. Some of her previous roles was LAMA director, Team leader for SI, and EMIS. She will be working as a Student Support Service Coordinator for ProgressBook.
Charles Gillogly
Gillogly, Charles
Technical Services Coordinator
 Charles joined LACA in June 2015 after working at the WHIZ Media Group for 8 years. In his previous position he designed and managed the network and server infrastructure as well as developed custom in-house tools and applications. In his free time, Charles enjoys spending time with his friends and watching hockey.
Kellie Hayden
Hayden, Kellie
Director Of Operations

Kellie joined LACA in July of 2022.  She received a master’s degree from Concordia University Chicago and Marygrove College.  She has been a teacher, adjunct professor, gifted coordinator, principal, curriculum director, and human resources director during her 30+ years in education.  Kellie oversees the Student Services, Library Support, and Fiscal Support staff.

Tiffany Murphy
Murphy, Tiffany
Fiscal Support Coordinator
Tiffany joined LACA in August 2022. Prior to joining LACA, she supported eFinancePlus for 2 years. Tiffany will be supporting USAS-R, USPS-R, & Kiosk. Tiffany has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Writing from Kent State University. She has extensive experience in corporate finance and accounting support.
Mary Myers
Myers, Mary
Adminstrative Applications Manager
 Mary is a 1987 graduate of Cedarville College with Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Mary was the Assistant Treasurer at Tri-Valley Local Schools for 2 1/2 years and Treasurer at West Muskingum Local Schools for 1 1/2 years prior to coming to LACA in May of 1992. Mary's primary responsibility is to assist the districts in implementing the EMIS data and helping the districts to correct errors and interpret reports. Because of her background, she is backup support for Fiscal applications. Mary is also responsible for installing all the State Software releases.
Elizabeth Petty
Petty, Elizabeth
Student Services Support Coordinator
 Elizabeth joined LACA in October 2006. She has a Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Human Development and Family Studies. As a Student Services Support Coordinator, Elizabeth supports The ProgressBook Application suite which includes GradeBook, StudentInformation, and SPS.    
Leanne Phillips
Phillips, Leanne
Adminstrative Assistant
 Leanne has been with LACA since July 2010. She has an Associate Degree in Applied Business in Microcomputer Applications from Muskingum Area Technical College (Zane State College) and also worked for them in the Workforce Development department.  Leanne has many years of experience working in education and also previously worked for C-TEC (Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County.  She is continuing her education by taking classes towards a Bachelor’s Degree in the Specialized Studies Program at Ohio University – Zanesville.  
Alanna Pugsley
Pugsley, Alanna
Student Services Cordinator
Alanna has been working with K-12 school software since 2015, joining the Student Services team at LACA in July 2022. She has a BA from Bowling Green State University, and an MBA from Northern Kentucky University. She will be supporting student applications, with a primary focus on PowerSchool SIS.
Robert Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse, Robert
Systems Manager
Robert joined LACA in May 2010. He comes from the IT department at a Television and Radio station in Zanesville, Ohio. Robert has a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology/Networking. As Systems Manager, Robert is responsible for the overall operation of the LACA Server and Network Infrastructure.
Spangler, Mike
Network Coordinator

Mike joined LACA in March 2019 after graduating from My Computer Career, having obtained numerous industry standard IT certifications.  Building on a twenty year technical foundation with diverse experience in CAD/CAM, CNC, and Coding environments.  Long history of customer service roles including talking to customers, resolving issues, and cold calling. Easily adapts to changing, fast-paced environments, and new technologies. Proven ability to work collaboratively and independently. Task and goal oriented with good communication and excellent problem solving abilities. 

Jon Stoehr
Stoehr, Jon
Network Coordinator

Jon Stoehr joined LACA in May of 2016. He brings with him over a decade and a half of IT experience, with more than half of that gained while working at a local career center. Jon has his Associates Degree in Information Technology, and is continuing to work on his Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. In conjunction with his education, and experience, Jon also hold several industry certifications, the most recent being earned for VMware. Jon provides support for internet filtering, wireless services, and LACA's Datacenter infrastructure. Jon also provides backup support for video services, Cisco VoIP phone systems, and LAN support.

David Stein
Stein, David
Video Services Manager
David joined LACA in December 2003, following eight years of service with AT&T and Bank One. As Video Services Manager, he provides technical support of the LACA distance learning program and assists with E-Rate and network services. He has served as chair of the Ohio Distance Learning Association since 2014. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronics Engineering from DeVry Institute of Technology.
Meghan Stoker
Stoker, Meghan
Student Services Support Coordinator
 Meghan joined the LACA team in September of 2008. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Malone University in Communication Arts with an emphasis in Public Relations. As a Student Services Support Coordinator, Meghan is supporting the ProgressBook Application Suite which includes Gradebook, StudentInformation, and SPS.
Wagner, Matthew
Student Database and Application Manager
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