Phone: (440) 427-6000
Mrs. Cogan joined Olmsted Falls School District as assistant superintendent in August 2013. Before coming to Olmsted Falls, Mrs. Cogan served as Principal of Troy Intermediate School in Avon Lake, where she also served as a district curriculum coordinator. Along with her role as a building principal, her other responsibilities have included coordinating Gifted Services, leading professional development, and orchestrating curriculum alignment and mapping. Prior to her work in Avon Lake, Mrs. Cogan was a Middle School and Elementary School principal in Cleveland-Heights-University Heights, an Assistant Principal for Twinsburg City Schools, and a classroom teacher in Cleveland Heights-University Heights.
As assistant superintendent for Olmsted Falls School District, Mrs. Cogan oversees the development and implementation of all instructional programs for the district. The assistant superintendent works collaboratively with administrators and staff to ensure the alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment to maximize achievement and growth for all students. This includes the coordination of professional development for all certificated staff.The focus of the Olmsted Falls School District is to provide an instructional program that is delivered in a manner that is grounded in current research pertaining to how students learn most efficiently, effectively and appropriately. The focus of the assistant superintendent is to work with the superintendent, administrative team, and staff to clearly define what students should know and be able to do, and to clearly articulate it to them prior to and during the instructional process through the use of feedback. The assistant superintendent works with the instructional staff to develop measures to determine whether or not students are indeed making progress in their learning and assists in creating academic supports to those who are struggling. Further, the assistant superintendent works with educators to assist in the creation of extension opportunities to those students who are ready for more advanced learning concepts. Additional information on the District's Gifted Education Program is located below.
OFCS Gifted Education Program
Anne Miskimins - Coordinator
(Gifted Intervention Specialist at Olmsted Falls Intermediate School) Tel 440.427.6572 email@example.com
In accordance with House Bill 282, the Olmsted Falls School District provides information regarding the identification of gifted students. Specifically, OFCS has information available regarding the district’s identification procedures, policies and service plans. Brochures and forms on the District's Gifted Education program are available for download on the right side of this web page.
After reviewing the information, should you feel the student is a candidate for gifted identification, please complete the Referral Form and Permission for Assessment, and then return it to the Gifted Resource teacher at the student’s school by Friday of the third week in September for fall testing, or Friday of the third week in March for spring testing. The procedure may involve several tests being administered to the student and a significant amount of time out of the regular classroom.
Please note that identification, according to House Bill 282, does not necessarily mean placement in our gifted education program. If you have any questions, please contact Anne Miskimins, Gifted Education Coordinator, at (440) 427-6572.