The Autism Society of Ohio
New Director of the Office for Exceptional Children, Sue Zake, Ph.D.It is with great pleasure that the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) announces that Sue Zake, Ph.D., has been selected as the Director of the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC). Dr. Zake will begin at the ODE on April 16, 2012 and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience the ODE. About Dr. Zake:
Dr. Zake was most recently the State Support Team (SST) Region 1 executive director. As executive director, she was accountable for all facets of the SST Region 1 work scope. She provided oversight and support to district administration and leadership teams in the area of school improvement, including facilitating the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) in SST Region 1.
Dr. Zake received a Bachelor of Education with a major in Emotionally Impaired and Elementary Education from Michigan State University. She received a Master of Education in Educational Administration and a Doctor of Educational Psychology with a minor in Educational Administration from the University of Toledo.
Dr. Zake has over 30 years of professional expertise in the field of education. She has served as a special education teacher, coordinator of assessment and legal / compliance services, director of student services, and director and associate director of the Northwest Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center.