WILL BAGNOLA SELECTED ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES OF CLARK COUNTY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/14/2019
Contact: Melissa Baker, 937-346-0736
Clark County, OH: Developmental Disabilities of Clark County has selected Will Bagnola as Assistant Superintendent of the agency. He will succeed Jennifer Rousculp Miller as Superintendent upon her retirement next summer.
Bagnola comes to Clark County after working for the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities Human Resources Director since 2012. Prior to working with Mahoning County, Bagnola was a public school teacher for 23 years.
“As a classroom teacher, I worked daily to implement IEPs for students and plan lessons that would be relevant for them,” said Bagnola. “I was passionate about giving young people with special needs the opportunity to experience inclusion with their typically developing peers.”
Bagnola, a native of Canton, Ohio received an undergraduate degree in history from the Pontifical College Josephinium in Worthington, Ohio, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Ashland University in Ohio, and a juris doctorate from the University of Akron School of Law. He has worked in several teaching positions and as an assistant pastor in Youngstown, Ohio. He also worked as a lawyer for 13 years in the Mahoning County Court system.
“I have two decades of personal experience in the field of developmental disabilities,” said Bagnola, “because my daughter has been in the developmental disabilities program since she was a baby. I can relate to the work, planning, and advocacy that family members encounter daily.”
Bagnola plans to continue what his predecessor started. “We will continue to give families the support they need,” he said. “I look forward to building relationships and making connections that help families through sometimes difficult situations. There have been many changes in our field, and we need to ensure individuals and families have the information and support to get over hurdles they face.”
Developmental Disabilities of Clark County (Clark DD) is a publicly funded agency that empowers people throughout their lifetime to achieve their fullest potential. Clark DD funds and supports the F.F. Mueller Residential Center, Adult Services, intervention programs for children, specialized transportation, vocational training, and more. For more information, visit the web site at clarkdd.org.
Photo caption: Will Bagnola, newly appointed assistant superintendent of Developmental Disabilities of Clark County.