Medina County District Library: Sensory Kits Now Available

News from the Medina County District Library:
Sensory Kits are now located at Children’s and Reference service desks at all library locations (Medina, Brunswick, Lodi, Highland, Buckeye, Seville, and Bookmobile) and can be accessed at any time for use within the library.

They are available for all ages and needs but are geared toward adults and youth with autism or sensory challenges. These kits include items that can facilitate a calming affect for people dealing with sensory issues, such as stress balls, weighted blankets, and noise cancelling headphones. MCDL wants the library to be a safe, calm place everyone can enjoy.

The kits were made possible through funding from Rotary Club of Medina Sunrise and a grant from Autism Speaks.

For more information, visit: https://mcdl.info/SensoryKit

Meet our Staff: Cloverleaf’s School Psychologists

Meet the two School Psychologists who provide services to children in Cloverleaf Local Schools.

What does a School Psychologist Do?

Meet: Erin Hall

Erin has worked as a school psychologist at Cloverleaf Elementary School for the past 2 years.  In addition, she also is the Safety City Coordinator.  She attended University of Akron for her Bachelor’s Degree and John Carroll University for her graduate specialist degree  in School Psychology.  Outside of work,  Erin enjoys yoga and bike riding.  Erin loves being a school psychologist in Cloverleaf because of the staff she gets to work with and kids she gets to see every day.
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Meet: Kim Petrocci

Kim has worked as a school psychologist in Cloverleaf Local Schools for the past 21 years.  She currently works at the Middle School and High School.  In addition, she is also the district crisis team leader and a team leader of the Medina County Schools Crisis Response Team.  Kim attended Kent State University for her Bachelor’s Degree and John Carroll University for her graduate degree in School Psychology.  Kim has 8th grade triplets who attend Cloverleaf Middle School. She enjoys spending time at home with her family.

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Meet the Middle School Intervention Specialists

Joe Manos,  Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Joe Manos
6th - 8th Grades:  Cross Categorical

Mr. Manos started working at Cloverleaf four years ago after graduating from The University of Akron. He enjoys any outdoor activity, particularly hunting and fishing. Mr. Manos is married with two children. He pursued a career in education because he wanted to be able to make a difference in people’s lives. Mr. Manos has helped students gain work experience through popcorn sales and a recycling program that he oversees at CMS.


Amy Fleming, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Amy Fleming
6th - 8th Grades: Cross Categorical

Ms. Fleming graduated from Baldwin Wallace and has worked at Cloverleaf for four years. Her husband and she have many pets: 2 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, a bunny, and a lot of fish! Ms. Fleming chose a career in education because she wanted to help students feel successful and supported. Ms. Fleming implemented the coffee club at CMS which helps students gain real-life experience in various work skills.


Tracie Smith, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Tracie Smith
6th Grade: "Yeti" Team

Mrs. Smith graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1988 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and an area of emphasis in Special Education.  She has been married for thirty years and has four daughters.  She began her teaching career in Texas and Pennsylvania.  After she had her first daughter, she decided to stay at home with her children for many years.  Tracie first joined Cloverleaf Middle School seven years ago as a paraprofessional, before deciding to go back to teaching full time.  Mrs. Smith is an advisor for Emerald Key, the 8th grade Honors society at CMS.  Her motivation for pursuing a career in special education was because she is continuously inspired by those children who are able to light up a room with what they are able to achieve, even when that path to success may be a challenge. 


Robbin Hopkins Mayausky, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Robbin Mayausky
6th Grade: "White Tigers" Team

Mrs. Mayausky has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. She has worked at Cloverleaf for fourteen years. She is married with three children (1 son and 2 daughters) and 3 grandchildren. Mrs. Mayausky chose to be an educator because she loves working with kids and seeing their faces light up when they get it!


Maggie Calame, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Maggie Calame
7th Grade: "Clover Squad" Team

Ms. Calame started working for Cloverleaf in January of 2019, immediately after completing student teaching in New Zealand. She graduated from Capital University with Bachelor’s degrees in Intervention Specialist and Early Childhood Education. Ms. Calame is a JVB volleyball coach and loves spending time on the ball field, kayaking, and watching Cleveland sports. She recently purchased a home and will be marrying Travis Auth in the summer of 2020. She stated that she loves the teaming aspect of CMS which allows teachers to connect with students and provide a better education. She enjoys working with middle schools students as they challenge her to be a better teacher every day.


Zachary Scisciani, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Zachary Scisciani
7th Grade: "Green Arrows" Team

Mr. Scisciani has been in education for eleven years, 7 of of them at CMS. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Art from Muskingum College and a Master’s degree in Special Education from The University of Akron. His wife and he have a son named Leo. Mr. Scisciani chose a career in education because he has had a number of great teachers that have made a positive impact on his life. He desires to provide that same support to students.


Elizabeth Maag, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Elizabeth Maag
8th Grade: "Whisk Takers" Team

Ms. Maag has been a teacher at CMS for three years but has worked in many educational avenues at Cloverleaf and neighboring school districts for years. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace with Elementary and Special Education degrees. Ms. Maag is an incredible baker and keeps the staff at CMS well-fed with delicious cookies and desserts. Ms. Maag shared that she has always felt at home in a classroom and enjoys helping students learn as well as build their confidence in their abilities.


Andrea Riley, Intervention Specialist, Cloverleaf Middle School
Andrea Riley
8th Grade: "Fiesta" Team

Mrs. Riley has worked at Cloverleaf for twenty-two years and grew up in the Cloverleaf district. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology, both from The University of Akron. Mrs. Riley is married with three children (2 boys and a girl). She and her family enjoy camping, boating, and water sports. Mrs. Riley chose a career in special education because of her experience with having a family member and a childhood friend with special needs.


Medina County Parent Transition Academy on Feb 4th and March 10th

2020 Parent Transition Academy February flyer final

Session 1: Navigating Transition Session
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
6:00-8:00 pm
Medina County Career Center
2nd Floor Computer Lab
1101 W. Liberty St.
Medina, OH 44256

Session 2: College, Career & Adult Services Resource Fair
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
6:00-8:00 pm
Medina County Career Center
1st Floor
1101 W. Liberty St.
Medina, OH 44256

To register, call or email:
Jen Gannon at the ESC of Medina County
330-723-6393 ext. 125 or jgannon@medinaesc.org

Community Work Experiences for Students at CHS

Students in the cross categorical resource room at Cloverleaf High School have received community based work experiences this school year in partnership with the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Once a week, our students have had career exploration, job shadowing, job trialing, and work experiences at various community locations including Big Lots, Hawthorne Suites, Soprema Cafe, Buehlers, McJak Candy, Catalyst Farm, and Target.

Thank you to all of our community partners!

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