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Lisa Zuk, EOPO Marketing & Social Media Chair

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Hello, my name is Lisa Zuk and I am an Administrative Assistant to the Director, Business Affairs with Westlake City School District. I’ve been with the district for 17 years. Love my job and position. I am also a member of Educational Office Professionals of Ohio, EOPO as we like to call it.

Three years ago a co-worker, and friend, asked me to join her to attend an EOPO Spring conference, I said why not. Previously, I belonged to another organization and loved my 17 years of involvement where I served in many positions including President. So, when EOPO was introduced to me I looked forward to getting involved again.

I went to the conference in hopes to retrieve information regarding my job and to meet new people in the same profession as myself. Not only did I meet new and interesting people, I also brought back information to incorporate into my position with the school. At this conference there were door prizes, one of the door prizes was a membership to EOPO. I signed up and won, my first year as a member was free! This gave me a chance to see if I was really interested in the group. I was excited and wanted to get started right away to become involved.

In the three short years of being a member of EOPO, I’ve been the chairperson for the Sunshine Committee, Newsletter Editor, and Marketing & Social Media. Plus, I volunteered on the Spring and Fall Conference committees. What I like about this group is you can get involved without traveling or taking too much time out of your busy schedule to complete tasks. The great benefit of becoming a chairperson for a committee is we don’t have to travel for Board Meetings. All Board Meetings are conducted online and/or teleconference. We meet in person one time a year and that is when we attend the conference. So you can see becoming involved with EOPO is beneficial, fun, and you get to meet new friends. I hope you too will join after reading my story. Thank you.

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Lori Dietz, EOPO Member

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My name  is Lori Dietz. I am the Executive Assistant to the Superintendent at Polaris Career Center. I have worked at Polaris for 37 years.  I started my career at Polaris in the Treasurer’s office in an accounts payable position. I left for a short while to become the Assistant Treasurer at Independence Local Schools.  I left Independence to have my two children and was a stay-at-home mom for a few years. I went back to Polaris part-time in 1984 to help the Treasurer’s Office with a computer conversion. I ended up becoming the Data Processing Manager managing our computer systems and EMIS reporting.

Polaris switched to Lotus Notes email and I transitioned to the Technology office.  I became the Lotus/Domino Administrator managing the website, email, chat, security and application development servers. I designed an online purchase order system, a sick leave approval system and an online student application and trained the staff in their use.  Polaris Administration decided to move to the Microsoft Exchange email system and the Domino applications were retired a few years ago. The Superintendent’s Assistant retired in 2015 and the he asked me to become his Executive Assistant.  I have realized that throughout my career I have supported almost every department at Polaris in one way or another. I really enjoy supporting the staff.

In September of 2017, I found EOPO while chatting with Cindy Goga. She told me about EOPO and I decided it was an organization I wanted to become member of. One of the benefits of EOPO is the quarterly newsletter, the Buckeye Bulletin.  In the 2020 Fall Issue, I saw an article looking for members to help with the EOPO website. With my technology background and some free time, I decided to contact the webmaster and see what they needed. I am helping with the website now and I am happy to say that I will be appointed Webmaster during the 2021-22 school year.

I live in Strongsvile with my cat, Molly.  I have two amazing grown children and three beautiful grandchildren. I am lucky that my grandchildren are close by and see them often. I enjoy watching all their activities and having our sleepovers at Grandma’s house.

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