Staff

Mr. Erik Kalish — Director

Erik Kalish

Erik Kalish is in his second year as the Head Band Director and Orchestra Director of North Olmsted High School. He also assists at North Olmsted Middle School with the Bands and Orchestras. Erik is originally from Hudson, Ohio. He received his BM in Music Education from The University of Dayton, Dayton Ohio in 2004. After graduation, he taught High school and Middle School Band and Choir in the Morgan Hill Unified School District in Morgan Hill, California (a bedroom community for the Silicon Valley) After seven years in California, Erik then left to pursue his masters degree. In May 2013, Erik received a Masters of Music Performance in Instrumental Conducting from SUNY Fredonia, in Fredonia NY. His primary instrument is Trumpet and has performed professionally in orchestras, chamber ensembles, and as a soloist. He has studied conducting with Dr. Paula Holcomb, H. Robert Reynolds, Dr. Mallory Thompson, Craig Kirchhoff, Steven Davis, Dr. Rick Fleming, and Dr. Patrick Reynolds. He currently lives in Olmsted Township with his wife Ashley and toddler son Colin.

 

Mrs. Megan Kovach — Assistant Director

Megan_Kovach

Megan Kovach has taught in the North Olmsted City School District as the Middle School Band and Orchestra Director since Fall of 2014. She also assists at North Olmsted High School with the Bands and Orchestras. Megan is originally from Oneonta, NY. She received her BM in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio in 2007. She went on to teach Middle School Band and 7th grade general music for four years at Oneonta Middle School, in Oneonta, NY. Megan then returned to Bowling Green State University in pursuit of a Masters degree in Music Education, which she received in May 2013. Following her Masters, she taught 7th and 8th grade band and general music in the Anthony Wayne Local School District in Whitehouse, OH, and started a beginning band program at Christ the King Catholic School in Toledo, OH. Her primary instrument is Clarinet, but she also plays piano in her church praise band. Megan, with her husband, Kevin, and two children, Isaac and Levi, live in North Olmsted.

Mrs. Gina Caroscio — Eaglet Kickline Coach

Gina Caroscio

Mrs. Caroscio began coaching the NOHS Eaglets in 1993.  She is a faculty member of North Olmsted Middle School teaching 7th Grade Class Advisor, and also the coach for the NOHS Dance Team which performs at all home Boys Basketball Games.

She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, a proud member of the NOHS graduating class of 1984 and a former Eaglet.

She and her husband, Michael, are the proud parents of daughter Madison. a member of the Avon High School Class of 2016.

Kim Ocepek — Eaglet Flag Team Coach

Kim is a veteran of the Eaglet Flag Team and is a founding member of the line from 2002. That tradition was continued in 2006 while Kim attended Baldwin-Wallace College and became a founding member of the Marching Yellow Jackets auxiliary teams. Kim was a competitive baton twirler in her day and has grown to truly love the sports of twirling baton and spinning flag. From 2007 – 2016, Kim was Adviser of the Jackettes Color Guard and Majorette Line at Baldwin Wallace University and also coached the Cuyahoga Heights Flag Line from 2012 – 2014. Kim is excited to be apart of the North Olmsted Marching Band Staff and always looks forward to our marching band season.