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Special education educator

Wayne Paul Cocchi, American special education educator. Recipient Association on Higher Education and Disability Past President award, 1993 and Ronald E. Blosser Dedicated Service award, 1994, Leadership award Ohio Educational Service Center Association, 1998, Ohio Person of Year award Ohio Association Career & Technology Educators Special Needs Division, 2010.


Cocchi, Wayne Paul was born on September 25, 1954 in Mineola, New York, United States. Son of Paul and Helen Gloria Cocchi.


Associate of Arts, Nassau Community College, Garden City, New York, 1974. Bachelor of Science in Education, State University of New York, Geneseo, 1976. Master of Arts in Education, Ohio State University, 1980.


Tutor, resource center aid Columbus State Community College Department Disability Services, Ohio, 1979—1982, adaptive education specialist, 1982—1994, director, 1994—2010. Appointed interim dean student life, since 2010. Treasurer steering committee Transition Communications Consortium Learning Disabilities, since 1988.

Advisory board HEATH Resource Center, 1993-1998. Marketing director Disability Network Ohio-Solidarity, Inc., 1993-1997. Appointed commissioner Ohio legal rights services commission, President Ohio Senate, since 2004.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Postsecondary LD Report, 1997-2003.


Instructor braille Westerville Public Library. Community Service, 1995-2000. Member operations efficiency task force Columbus Public Schools, 1997.

Appointed member Ohio Governor's Council People with Disabilities, 1998-2004, chairman, 2001-2003. Appointed as a Commner. to the Ohio Legal Services Commission 2004-2010. Appointed member the Columbus (OH) Advisory Committee on Disability Issues, 2008-present.

Member Association Higher Education Disability (president 1992-1993). Ohio Associate on Higher Education and Disability (2010-present).


Paul Cocchi

Helen Gloria Cocchi