Environment

Environment

Max. Class Size (Montessori Preschool):
  • 22 children ages 3-5 years old; 2 classrooms
Max. Class Size (Pre-K):   
  • 10 children, ages 5-6 years old; 1 classroom
Student Ratio:
  • 50% children with a hearing loss or speech apraxia
  • 50% typically developing hearing children who learn to use and understand both sign language and spoken English
 
Staff Ratio (Montessori Preschool):
  • 1 teacher and 3 classroom aides per class = 1:5.5 ratio

Staff Ratio (Pre-K):

  • 1 teacher and 1 classroom aide = 1:5 ratio
Teachers

Nicole Cherry
, M.Ed.: B.A. in Special Education, M.A. in Educational Administration; Certified Intervention Specialist, Multi-Handicapped by Ohio Dept. of Education, with Montessori certification in Early Childhood, Ages 3-6 from the Cincinnati Montessori Society 
 
Eileen Pezzutti, M.Ed.: B.S. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Special Education, Certified in Elementary Education and Special Education of the Hearing Handicapped by Ohio Dept. of Education, with Montessori training in Early Childhood, Ages 3-6 from the Cincinnati Montessori Society
 
Megan Milam, M.Ed.: B.A. in Deaf Education, M.A. in Special Education, Certified Intervention Specialist, Hearing Impaired (PK-12) by Ohio Department of Education.
Therapists

Sharon Antunes, CCC-SLP                            

Jessy Burns,CCC-SLP                            
Annette Cosgrove,CCC-SLP                            
Kim Kurtz, CCC-SLP                            
Karen Rosen,CCC-SLP                            
Elizabeth Ryerson-Flynn, Au.D., CCC-A (Audiologist)
Recording & Reporting Progress
  • Montessori Records Express database w/ parent access 
  • Daily Observation and Data Collection
  • Therapist Charting and Reporting
  • Quarterly Written Progress Reports
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences 2-3 Times Per Year 
  • Annual Work Portfolio for Each Child
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