Leah Amstutz has been named as the Director of Career Technical Education for the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical Education. Amstutz has been serving as the interim director of this office following her stint as associate director.
Amstutz received a B.S. in Animal Science from Michigan State University and her M.A. in Education from Defiance College. A strong advocate of hands-on, inquiry-based learning, she spent 8 1/2 years in the classroom teaching agricultural education. In 2011, she began her career with the Ohio Department of Education as a Program Specialist in the Agricultural and Environmental Systems career field and was then promoted in 2013 to Assistant Director in the Office of Career-Technical Education.