Mrs. Petruska has worked at Cloverleaf for four years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies (7-12) and a Master’s degree in Special Education. She is married with two children. Mrs. Petruska shared that she loves the small town feel of Cloverleaf, and the support from the community is a blessing. She chose to be an educator because she loves watching students succeed even when the path isn’t always easy.
Mrs. Nelson has worked at Cloverleaf for twenty years. She graduated from Cleveland State University with a Bachelor’s degree in education and a Master’s degree in School Administration. She is married with three children. She shared that she loves getting to know the students and families here at Cloverleaf and helping the students succeed and find their “niche”.
Ms. Shimandle has worked many years at Cloverleaf in various capacities, but this is her third year working full-time as a teacher. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in Secondary Social Science from the University of Southern California. She has two 4-legged children: a Dutch Shepherd Dog named Wicket and a tabby cat named GT. Ms. Shimandle shared, “Cloverleaf has always felt like home to me. I lived here as a young kid, and when I came back to visit as an adult, it was clear that this is my home.”
This is Mrs. Senko’s seventh year as a high school intervention specialist. Before coming to Cloverleaf, she worked at McCormick Middle School in Wellington, Ohio, teaching eighth grade social studies and at Wellington High School in their cross categorical disability program. While at Cloverleaf she has co-taught English 9, English 10 and Algebra 1A.
Mrs. Medlock-Smith has been an intervention specialist with Cloverleaf High School for four years. She teaches co-teaching Algebra 1B, Geometry, and Strategies 10 ELA/Math.
Mrs. Day is in her second year teaching at Cloverleaf. She attended Columbus State Community College in Columbus, OH and graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in American Sign Language Education/Interpretation. She worked as a sign language interpreter for 5 years in the middle and high school setting. Mrs. Day then moved to Kent, OH where she earned my BSE degree in Special Education from Kent State University. This is where she met her husband. Mrs. Day shared, “While I was working as an interpreter I worked with students who struggled with multiple disabilities. I often had to reinforce academic skills learned in the classroom and found that part of my job much more satisfying and enjoyable. I also realized that my natural skill set was much more aligned to teaching rather than interpreting. After 5 years of interpreting I decided to make the career change to become a special education teacher. It was one of the best decisions of my life!”
Mrs. Hanudel has been teaching since 2005, and this is her 8th year within the Cloverleaf Local School district. She has a B.S. in Physical Education and an M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education. She also has reading, computer/technology, and adapted physical education endorsements. Mrs. Hanudel enjoys sports, being outdoors, and doing lots of fun activities with her family. She and her husband have two children, Penelope and Eleanor. Both of Mrs. Hanudel’s parents were teachers (father taught physical education and mother taught special education), so she knew early on that she wanted to be a teacher to continue in their footsteps and help students be successful.
Mrs. Kolar has worked at Cloverleaf for three years, but has taught for 36 years! She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) and is married with two children (twins: a boy and girl). Mrs. Kolar shared that she has known since second grade that she wanted to be a special education teacher. She had a friend that was hearing impaired and no one would play with her until she suggested that group include her. Being able to make someone happy is what inspired her to become a special educator.
Mr. Romanoff has been a teacher at Cloverleaf for eight years. He is a Cloverleaf graduate and is married to a Cloverleaf elementary school teacher. Mr. Romanoff earned his Bachelor’s degree from Walsh University and his Master’s degree from Western Governors. He shared that he became a teacher because he wanted to help students. Seeing their success is very motivating.