There are a number of spectacular teachers and faculty working within the North Olmsted School System. One such individual is Charlie Sexstella, a diligent and driven educator who is always working towards making North Olmsted High School a great learning environment for his students.
Charlie began his education at Bowling Green State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in marketing. Soon after, he worked in sales for Ridge Tool in Elyria, an affluent business owned by the Fortune 100 parent company, Emerson Electric. Over the course of 11 years at Ridge Tool, he managed a sales and customer service staff of 25 employees that worked numerous travel trade shows to promote the company and its products.
After his departure from Ridge Tool, Charlie studied at Ashland University, where he received a Master’s Degree in Education. As a teacher at North Olmsted High School, Mr. Sexstella teaches predominantly upperclass courses that examine the fundamentals and mechanics of the business world. His courses include: Multi-media Marketing, Executive Management, Computer Application, Entrepreneurship, and Product Development/Investing. In addition to teaching at the high school, he is the department chair of vocational studies as well as the adviser to student council, where he helps to plan charity work and student involvement activities for the student body. The president of student council, Joey Hooks, had this to say about Mr. Sexstella: “He is one of the best teachers and people at the high school. He has taught me a lot about being a good leader and person through my time working with him as student council president.”
Having been active in North Olmsted for 14 years, Charlie states that he greatly enjoys the variety of recreational facilities and businesses that exists within the city. Outside of his work in North Olmsted, Charlie also helps to orchestrate and run a charitable non-profit organization in his hometown of Avon Lake called Avon Lake Waterfront Corporation. Started by Charlie and his neighbors, the organization aims to assist in developing local communities by organizing community festivals, raising donations for high school scholarships, and donating to the pediatric brain cancer aid project Smile for Sophia.
In addition to his work as a teacher and his involvement in a multitude of community projects, Charlie is happily married to his wife of 12 years, an elementary school teacher, and is a proud father to his two sons ages 9 and 10.