FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Tomi Jo Leistner, former teacher for Tell City-Troy and Union County schools, has been appointed as the newest Ivy Tech Community College College Connection Coach for Warrick County schools.The College Connection Coach program is a partnership designed to create and promote a culture of college attainment, as well as provide local high school students with counseling and advisement. Leistner is now serving Castle High School, Boonville High School and Tecumseh High School. She will work hand-in-hand with school guidance counselors, administrators, and teachers, and will provide career counseling –mapping out career and educational pathways to help students earn college credit while still in high school.Prior to taking her position at the College, Leistner was a teacher for Tell City-Troy Schools and Union County Schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree in school counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. Leistner has also served as a substitute teacher for religion classes at St. Paul Church, and is a member of both the American School Counselor Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association.Ivy Tech Community College currently has College Connection Coaches embedded in schools in Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Greene, Vigo, Vermillion, Perry, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson and Posey Counties. The program has also launched in northern Indiana.