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West Region Tech Prep Team

West Region Tech Prep Team

Pictured from left to right: Barbara Yontz, Deb Holthaus, and Pam Hunt

Barbara Yontz is the Tech Prep Coordinator working with Clark State Community College in Springfield, Bellefontaine, and Beavercreek.  Her primary responsibilities include working with Springfield Clark Career Technical Center in Clark County, Greene County Career Center in Greene County and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Logan County as well as schools within each of these Career Technical Planning Districts.  She has experience in special education, early childhood education, administration and higher education.   Barbara has been employed with Clark State since 2002, and has been working specifically with Tech Prep since 2006.

Deb Holthaus is the Tech Prep Coordinator working with Edison Community College in Piqua, Ohio.  Her primary responsibilities include working with Greenville High School, Tri Star Career Compact and Upper Valley Career Center, as well as schools within each of these three Career Technical Planning Districts.  She was a career technical supervisor at Upper Valley Career Center for 17 years and taught business and computer application courses prior to that for 11 years at Minster and Wapakoneta High Schools.  Deb began working with Tech Prep in May 2016.

Pam Hunt is the Chief Administrator for Ohio College Tech Prep, West Region working with Sinclair Community College.  Her primary responsibilities include working with the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education to expand Career Technical programming in the region.  Her focus is Montgomery County working with Centerville-Kettering-Oakwood Career Technical Compact, Dayton City Schools, Mad River Local Schools and Miami Valley Career Technical Center, as well as schools within each of these Career Technical Planning Districts.  Pam has spent her career working in Career and Technical Education as a Curriculum Director, Supervisor, and educator at Great Oaks Career Campuses in Cincinnati and Greene County Career Center in Xenia.  Pam has worked with Tech Prep since its inception in 1991 and became the Chief Administrator for the West Region in July, 2019.