Local woman named Ohio School Psychologist of the Year

Ashley Lockemer, psychologist at the Montgomery County Educational Service Center, has been named the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year for 2021, in recognition of her outstanding efforts on behalf of children.

She received the award Nov. 4 in a ceremony at the Ohio School Psychologists Association Fall Conference in Columbus.

Lockemer is in her third year with the MCESC as part of the Educational Assessment Team, but has worked in school districts as a school psychologist for 12 years, including the Huber Heights and Oakwood school districts, as well as school districts in Georgia.

Lockemer also serves as an adjunct professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Human Services Department at the University of Dayton. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Miami University and a masters of education/education specialist: school psychology from Georgia State University.

Lockemer holds memberships and affiliations in many professional organizations, including the Ohio School Psychologist Association, where she serves as immediate past president. STAFF REPORT


HelpLink 2-1-1 service available

Every day in our region, people are in need of local support services. Knowing how to navigate the system or even where to begin can be overwhelming.

United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (UWGDA) created HelpLink 2-1-1, a free and confidential information and referral service available 24/7, 365 days a year. From emergency needs like food, shelter or help with paying utilities, to everyday issues like finding a reading tutor or services for an aging parent, HelpLink 2-1-1 makes it easier to find health and human service programs available in our region.

By calling HelpLink 2-1-1, you can connect with a live person who will help you navigate the local nonprofit networks. Skilled workers will listen to your needs, research all available service options, connect you with help, and follow up as needed. They are specially trained to help with problem solving and crisis intervention. STAFF REPORT


Virtual Money & Life presentation

Join Katie Mitakides from Edward Jones and Mike Coburn, MFS, for a virtual presentation titled, “It’s different this time: asset allocations for a changing world”, from 7-8 p.m. Thursday. This event for adults is sponsored by Wright Memorial Public Library.

Organizers said unlike the past decade of strong financial returns and low risk, the coming decade may look very different, and asset allocations that worked in the past may struggle. The public is invited to join this seminar that explores the changing investment landscape and the impact on asset allocation.

For more information or to register, go to www.wrightlibrary.org. STAFF REPORT