LIMA — Three people have been promoted to new roles at Apollo Career Center.
Apollo named Tasha Sheipline as its new director of adult education. Sheipline is a 1998 graduate of Apollo’s cosmetology program. Since then, she has obtained a bachelor’s degree in career technical education from the University of Toledo and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the American College of Education.
Sheipline returned to Apollo in 2005 as an instructor while also working as a corporate educator for Fiesta Salons. During that time she developed and implemented the spa technology program, the only dual licensure program of its kind for high school students in the state of Ohio. She will continue to serve as a board member for the Ohio State Board of Cosmetology, representing career technical education in public schools. Sheipline takes over for Rick Turner, who is now the superintendent at Vantage Career Center.
Apollo also promoted two additional long-time employees. Tara Shepherd and Toby Prinsen will now serve as business and industry liaisons. Shepherd was the adult education allied health manager and institutional accreditation liaison, and Prinsen was the automated manufacturing technology instructor at the high school.
Shepherd came to Apollo Adult Education 15 years ago after obtaining a dual degree in medical assisting and healthcare administration from the University of Northwestern Ohio. Prinsen is starting his 14th year at Apollo after obtaining his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Liberty University.
Among their many duties, the pair will further solidify Apollo Adult Education’s collaborative relationships with business and industry throughout the region, according to a press release. They will also “ensure students have the advanced skillsets needed to meet the changing workforce needs,” the release stated.