Meet the Team
School Counselor-Karen Brothers has worked in education for the past 35 years. She holds both a bachelors degree in Education and a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from The Ohio State University. Karen has also completed a Master of Science Degree in Education and Allied Professions from the University of Dayton. Karen’s experience includes 14 years in the classroom, 4 years as a middle school Guidance Counselor, and 17 years as a High School Guidance Counselor at Dublin Coffman High School. Karen established the program in Dublin over 19 years ago and continues to facilitate the program. Karen Lives in Dublin with her husband of 33 years and her two children. Her youngest, a son now 24-years old, was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. Karen’s daughter graduated from Wittenberg University and The Ohio State University. She is currently a Nurse Practitioner at Nationwide Children's Hospital in the ENT department.
Ron DeMuesy is a certified MH teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has created and delivered several presentations at statewide conferences in the areas of functional assessments, writing behavior plans, and positive behavioral support planning. Ron also holds certification as a CPI instructor, as well as a PEERs instructor. For four years, Ron served as an adjunct instructor for the University of Dayton in the teacher education program. Ron is employed with Dublin City Schools as a Behavior Analyst.
Megan Burton has been a social studies teacher for the past five years and is currently a school counselor at Dublin Coffman High School. She received her Bachelor of Education degree from Miami University in Integrated Social Studies Education and received her Masters in School Counseling from the University of Dayton. As a part of her graduate thesis, Megan analyzed the effects of the Peer Collaboration Program at Coffman on the students who are helping in the classrooms. The thesis showed more gains in 21st century skills in students who were peer collaborators than students who were not peer collaborators.
Megan lives in Dublin with her husband, daughters, son and her Siberian Husky, Zuzu. She is also involved at Coffman Interact Advisor, and Freshman Mentor Program Advisor.
Kristi Masters received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emory University in Psychology and Educational Studies and received her Masters in Social Work from The Ohio State University. After graduate school, Kristi worked for 3 years at the Rosemont Center helping families and students enrolled in a day treatment program specific to addressing mental health needs. Kristi has worked for Dublin City Schools for the past 7 1/2 years as a School Social Worker. Kristi has been involved with Peer Collaboration as an advisor for its extracurricular club and as an instructor for the social skills class.
Erin Canaday has been in the teaching profession for 24 years.
She began her career teaching self-contained, cross-categorical special education in Illinois and Ohio at elementary and middle levels. For the past 16 years, she has been a Work Study/Transition Coordinator. The focus is transitioning students (ages 14-22) to work, community. and independence.
Erin has worked for Dublin City Schools for 15 years as a Transition Coordinator and the past 8 years a the Department Chair for Dublin Coffman High School.
The Peer Collaboration Program has been a benefit to the Special Education Department in many ways.
Erin has three children that have been involved in Dublin Coffman’s Peer Collaboration Program. The program has given them many skills in and out of the classroom settings.
Dr. Steve Kucinski
Steve Kucinski is a Nationally Board Certified English teacher with 23 years teaching experience. He has a Master's degree in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, both from The Ohio State University. During his career, Steve has served as the school's Freshmen Mentor Program Coordinator, and he is currently the District Language Arts High School Teacher Leader. Steve is also presently an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University and Otterbein University. Steve's wife, Gretchen, is a an elementary music teacher, and together they are raising three boys ages 20, 16 and 10.