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Faculty & Staff


 Meet our Staff:


Stephanie Gerber-
Front Desk


Deanna Laury-
Front Desk

Rachelle Gallo-
Store Volunteer


 Meet our Visual Arts Faculty: 

Ryan Failor


Meet our Dance Faculty:            



Kathleen Fenn Thomas

Dance Instructor

Meet our Music Instructors:


Greg Carter-Music Director


Richland Academy of the Arts Board of Directors 2017-2018

Richland Academy is governed by a Board of Directors that support and embrace the concept of Community Schools in Ohio.

Sue Guimaraes, Educator, Musician 

Edwin Gutchall, Radio Talk Show Personality, Insurance Broker and owner of a DJ Service

Brian Hamilton (Secretary), Vice President of Hamilton Insurance Service, Inc.

Scott Heiman-ADENA Corporation

Jim Henry (Treasurer), Senior Partner in WOB—Accountants and Advisors

Tim Hilterman, The Boyd-Eichinger-Bradford Group of Merrill Lynch

Chris Hiner, President of Richland Bank

Joann Hipsher, Administrator in Traditional & Charter School, retired Superintendent/CAO of Foundation Academy in Mansfield

Don Hoover (President), Former County Judge and Practicing Attorney-at-Law and Partner in Weldon, Huston & Keyser, LLP

Sarah Horrigan-Ramos, Richland Academy Director of Dance and Faculty Representative

Sarah Howard (Vice-President), Owner of Appleseed Appraisal and Real Estate Services

Pat Olson, a Practicing Visual Artist and Realtor



The staff at the Richland Academy shares in your desire for all to have an exceptional experience with the arts. The best way to see if the programs currently offered at the Academy are a fit for you is to request information »

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