Cheryl Plaster, Superintendent, “grew up” working for the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities starting as a job coach in 1993. She has held nearly every possible position throughout the years and became the Superintendent in 2011. With that promotion, Cheryl traveled down the road from her hometown of Bucyrus and relocated to Waldo, Ohio. She has earned a bachelors in Education, Masters of Business Administration (MBA), and her Superintendent’s Certification.
When asked what she loves most about her job, the answer is simple … the people! She enjoys working with people that value the small things in life. It’s rewarding to see a person who comes to the County Board of DD with many challenges and vulnerabilities and witness their strides toward independence because of the help we provided. She feels blessed to be surrounded by not only those served, but co-workers that are caring and supportive as well as community partners striving to collectively make a better Marion.
Her wish for those served is access to the services they need within our community. She hopes each person with a developmental disability will become fully integrated into Marion successfully living here, learning here, and earning here.
When she isn’t pouring her heart and soul into the people of the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities, she enjoys spending time with her family. She also loves all activities involving the outdoors.