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Meet the LACA Staff

Meet the LACA Staff

Our staff is available to support your district 7am-4:30pm 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]

Stephanie Priestnal
Priestnal, Stephanie
Executive Director
LACA Administrative Team
Stephanie joined LACA in March of 2024 as the Executive Director.  She has been in education for 20 years, beginning as a school counselor at Licking Heights Local School District. In 2005, she was hired by the Career & Technology Education Centers of Licking County (C-TEC).  After teaching a few years, she completed a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Leadership and received her Superintendent’s license from The University of Dayton becoming an administrator at C-TEC in 2010.  Stephanie served as Assistant Superintendent at C-TEC for the past four years. 
Joey Alexander
Alexander, Joey
Director of Technology
LACA Technical Team
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.
Kellie Hayden
Hayden, Kellie
Director Of Operations
LACA Administrative Team
LACA Fiscal Team
LACA Library Team
LACA Student Services Team

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 as the LACA Director of Operations.

BreAnn Blubaugh
Blubaugh, BreAnn
EMIS Support Coordinator
LACA Student Services Team

BreAnn joined LACA in April of 2023. She started out in education at North Fork Local Schools as an EMIS Coordinator and then transferring to the Knox County Career Center. There, she was the Executive Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, EMIS Coordinator, and an Adult Education Instructor.

Shelly Blubaugh
Blubaugh, Shelly
Interim EMIS Support Coordinator
LACA Student Services Team
Shelly joined LACA in February of 2024 as an interim EMIS Support Coordinator. She has a combined total of 26 years working in the school system.  She began her career at the Licking County ESC at Flying Colors working with the public school preschool grant, special education, and EMIS reporting. After taking a break from education, she returned to the school system at Johnstown-Monroe Local Schools as an Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and then EMIS Coordinator, North Fork Local Schools as EMIS Coordinator, Knox County Career Center as an Attendance/Discipline Administrative Assistant, and then Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, and now at C-TEC as EMIS Coordinator. 
Jake Erb
Erb, Jake
Fiscal Support Coordinator
LACA Fiscal Team
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
LACA Student Services Team
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
LACA Technical Team
 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.
Tiffany Murphy
Murphy, Tiffany
Fiscal Support Coordinator
LACA Fiscal Team
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.
Elizabeth Petty
Petty, Elizabeth
Student Services Support Coordinator
LACA Student Services Team
 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
LACA Administrative Team
 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.   
Robert Rittenhouse
Rittenhouse, Robert
Systems Manager
LACA Technical Team
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.
Mike Spangler
Spangler, Mike
Network Coordinator
LACA Technical Team

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
LACA Technical Team

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
LACA Technical Team
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
LACA Student Services Team
 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.
Matthew Wagner
Wagner, Matthew
Student Database and Application Manager
LACA Student Services Team
Matthew joined the LACA team as of June 2022. He’s experienced and has been serving Ohio Schools around the state as an ITC Specialist since 2004. He has a Bachelor’s degree from DeVry University in Technical Management with an emphasis in Computer Information Systems. As the Student Database and Application Manager, Matthew is supporting districts’ data needs for database exports, custom reporting, custom software functionality, vendor integrations, custom software, as well as any general ProgressBook Application Suite software support or questions. He also specializes in Microsoft Excel and Access.