Congratulations to Degree Earners

posted 9/6/22 -- LCCAA congratulates employees who achieve additional education. This summer, Finance Director Justin Paige completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) through Tiffin University. Meanwhile, Rebecca Koons Volk earned her Associate’s degree at Lorain County Community College.

Paige has been with LCCAA since 2018. He previously worked in several senior leadership positions in the private sector. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Penn State University.

“I’d like to thank those at the agency who supported my MBA journey,” Paige said. “They were instrumental in my taking the leap.”

Koons Volk is an Early Childhood Service Work at Firelands Head Start where she has worked since September 2021. She previously worked in the same position at Hopkins-Locke Head Start. Before joining the agency, she ran a day care in her home. Even earlier, she helped with family childcare needs.

“I have always worked with kids from a young age with my big family,” she said. “They have always been a passion of mine.”

Koons Volk plans to continue her education and pursue her bachelor’s degree, she said.

“Having my degree will help me to expand my education, knowledge, experience,” Koons Volk added. “It gives me the confidence to do what I came here to do which is to support, teach and learn from my students to be a better teacher, mom and person.”