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Mark North - Superintendent

email - mnorth@wcesc.orgMark North

Mark North, superintendent, joined the Wood County Educational Service Center in August, 2018. Mark earned a B.A. with teaching licenses in special education and health education from the University of Akron. He also earned a M.Ed. from Ashland University. Teaching experiences revolved around serving a diverse population of special needs children.

Mark also served districts as an assistant high school principal and 7th-12th grade principal, an assistant superintendent, and a local and city superintendent for 20 years before joining the Wood County Educational Service Center.

Gina Fernbaugh - Treasurer/CFO

email - gfernbaugh@wcesc.org

Graduate of Franklin University, Business Administration Major

Ms. Fernbaugh has been employed as Treasurer/CFO of the Wood County Educational Service Center since 1993. During this time she has successfully managed a budget that has grown from 6.5 million dollars to 21 million dollars.

Wood County ESC is focused on maintaining the highest level of financial integrity with its customers. To achieve this goal, Ms. Fernbaugh and her staff are committed to providing quality financial audits. During her tenure, all financial audits performed by the Auditor of State's Office have been void of any findings or citations. At the March 2014 Governing Board Meeting, a representative from the State Auditor's Office presented Ms. Fernbaugh with the Ohio Auditor of State Award, the fourth consecutive year Ms. Fernbaugh has received this award for exemplary financial reporting since the award's inception in FY 2010.  

Ms. Fernbaugh is very active in many professional organizations and serves on numerous state and local committees. She received the 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award from Northwest State Community College and was the recipient of the Herbert D. Brum Scholarship award presented by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. Ms. Fernbaugh also received the Frederick Hill Scholarship awarded by the Association of School Business Officials International.

In addition, Ms. Fernbaugh received the designation of Registered School Business Official from the Association of School Business Officials International. This designation is the highest professional status that can be awarded to a practicing school business administrator by ASBO International.

Kyle Clark - Director of Prevention Education

email - kclark@wcesc.org

Mr. Clark serves as the Director of Prevention Education Services.  This initiative partners with Wood County School Districts, law enforcement, juvenile justice agencies, mental health service providers, and other community organizations.  The Initiative works towards finding solutions and implementing evidenced-based programs that address safe school environments and violence prevention, substance abuse prevention and intervention, student behavioral, social, and emotional supports, mental health services, and early childhood development where students can learn, grow, and succeed.

Mr. Clark obtained his BS degree in Education, Masters degree in Educational Administration/Supervision, and completed his post-graduate doctoral studies at Bowling Green State University.  He has over thirty years of educational administration experience as a principal, superintendent, and project director.