Director's Message

Career Tech Students and Parents,

Greetings all! As we quickly approach the start of another school year I want to send a few updates and reminders about the Career Tech education classes offered through the Four Cities Compact.

To begin, I want to make you aware of the starting dates at each school and remind you that the Compact buses run beginning on August 22 which is the first day of school at Norton HS. The opening days for the other schools are as follows: Copley HS Wednesday, August 23rd, and both Barberton and Wadsworth open on Thursday Aug. 24th.  The first day of the program school district is the first day all students enrolled in that program report (even if their home school hasn’t started yet). Again, Compact buses will be running. The bus schedule is posted on our website-

Also, a reminder the Four Cities Compact office is staffed by four people:    

  • Secretary:  Mrs. Laura Kerstetter- (330) 335-1479
  • Job Placement Counselor:  Mr. Ryan Whited- (330) 335-1384
  • Career Pathways Counselor:  Mrs. Corinne Magensky- (330) 335-9412
  • Compact Director:  Mr. Roger Wright- (330) 335-1309

All of us would be happy to answer any general questions you may have about programs or Compact operations.  More specific questions regarding the programs should be directed to program instructors.

We are aided in our work by designated Guidance Counselors in each high school as follows:

  • Barberton:  Mr. Chris Bruner- (330) 753-1084, ext. 25511
  • Copley:   Mrs. Jenny Morganti- (330) 664-4829
  • Norton:   Mrs. Jessica Williams- (330) 825-6104
  • Wadsworth:  Mrs. Jodie McInnes- (330) 335-1381

Some other items to be aware of are:

  • All our Compact programs put a strong emphasis on sound attendance. 
  • Some programs have special fees and costs associated with needed materials, uniforms, and supplies.  Please see information from program instructors for more details.
  • Students attending two high schools fall under the adopted Codes of Conduct for each building. Absences that impact both schools should be reported at both schools.
  • Beyond our webpage  we now have several ways to get timely  information about the Compact out to parents/students please review the following options:
    • Email- If you would like to sign up to be included in emails from the  Compact please go to our website  and click on the  “Students and Parents” tab then the subcategory “Compact Email List”.
    • Text Messages- if you would like to be contacted via text message through the Remind system you can send a text to the number 81010 and in the message type @compacts then send.
    • Facebook- Visit the Four Cities Compact Facebook page by clicking on the Facebook icon at the bottom right hand side of the website.  Like us to receive updates about the Compact and our programs.

I am very excited to begin my second year as Director of the Compact and wish all of you a great start to the new school year.  Please take advantage of every opportunity to learn and prepare yourself for the years ahead and let me know if there is anything I can do to help you along the way.


Roger Wright
Director Four Cities Compact