Thank you for your interest in Syntero’s School -Based Prevention Services! We are excited to be able to provide a much needed service to our community. Our prevention services cover both

mental health and alcohol or other drug related needs within the school system and are of NO

COST to the students or schools. Currently Syntero’s school-based prevention programs are grant funded through the Alcohol Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) Board of Franklin County & Delaware/Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board, allowing our agency to offer services to multiple school districts in Delaware, Franklin & Morrow Counties, grades PreK-12.

To refer your child for School-Based PREVENTION SERVICES, click the link corresponding to your child’s district:

Delaware County

Big Walnut

Buckeye Valley

Delaware City


Franklin County

Morrow County

We have three different levels of prevention services that relate directly to Response to

Intervention (RTI):

  • Tier 1 Core, Universal instruction & Supports: Services target everyone regardless of level or risk. This includes classroom presentations, parent workshops, professional development for school staff, etc.
  • Tier 2 Targets Interventions & Supports: More targeted instruction or intervention and supplemental support. Syntero can provide individual and group sessions usually lasting between 5-7 sessions as well as assessing needs for more intensive services & assisting with linking students to higher levels of care.
  • Tier 3  Intensive/Individualized Interventions: Focuses on the individual needs of students who exhibit ongoing patterns of problem behavior and require intensive intervention. Syntero does not typically provide these services in every school. This type of service includes outpatient counseling, intensive outpatient treatment, school social work, treatment groups, etc.  If you have questions about this level of service, please contact your Syntero coordinator.
  • If you are specifically interested in individual counseling, for yourself or your child, you can contact Syntero Intake Department at 614.889.5722 ext. 133.

This list of services is not exhaustive so if you have any further questions or requests, feel free to share your concerns or requests with the Syntero School-Based Coordinator assigned to your District. Contact information found below:

Big Walnut: Sharon Dewey, School Services Coordinator

Buckeye Valley: Shelbey Mitchell, School Services Coordinator 

Cardington: Sharon Dewey, School Based Prevention Coordinator

Delaware City: Shelbey Mitchell, School Services Coordinator 

Dublin: Melissa Rotblatt, School-Based Prevention Coordinator 

Grandview Heights: Sarah Perry, School-Based Prevention Coordinator

Highland: Sharon Dewey, School Services Coordinator

Hilliard: Shantel Jordan, School-Based Prevention Coordinator 

Mt. Gilead: Sharon Dewey, School Services Coordinator

Northmor: Sharon Dewey, School Services Coordinator

Olentangy: Ashley Swiger, School Services Coordinator 

Upper Arlington: Sarah Perry, School-Based Prevention Coordinator

Delaware/Morrow County

Erica Wood, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives-Delaware/Morrow 

Franklin County

Susan Ortega, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives – Franklin County