Staff Directory



















Frank DePalma
Interim Director
Frank serves as the Superintendent of the Montgomery County ESC and is the Interim Director of SOITA. 





Suzie Rossman

Administrative Coordinator
Suzie has been with SOITA since 1999.  She handles all of SOITA's office operations including registration, billing, and scheduling.  





Caryn Kelley

Educational Consultant
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer
Caryn has been an Educational Consultant with SOITA since 2011. She has a Bachelors Degree in Middle Childhood Education from Wittenberg University as well as Masters from Wright State University in Library/Media. Prior to working at SOITA she was employed as a middle school Reading and Language Arts Teacher as well as a Library/Media Specialist.


Katie Poeppelmeier

Educational Consultant
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer
Katie has been an Educational Consultant with SOITA since 2007.
She has a Bachelors Degree in High School Science Education from Bowling Green State University as well as a Masters Degree from the University of Dayton in Technology Enhanced Learning.  Katie started her career teaching high school science. 

Deb Tschirhart

Educational Consultant/Administrator
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer
Deb has been an Educational Consultant with SOITA since 2007 and also taught as an adjunct for several years before joining SOITA full time.  She has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Wright State University as well as a Masters Degree from the University of Dayton in Technology Enhanced Learning.  Deb started her career in early childhood education.  She also taught elementary school for 10 years (3rd & 5th grades) and was a technology coordinator for four years.