Meet our Staff: Cloverleaf’s Speech/Language Pathologists

Meet the four Speech/Language Pathologists who provide services to children in Cloverleaf Local Schools.

Meet: Ramona Gellick  Ramona has been a speech/language pathologist working with Cloverleaf Local Schools for 26 years, including the preschool for the past 17 years. Ramona received her bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology at University of Hawaii. Ramona lives with her husband in Medina and they have two grown daughters. Ramona enjoys travel and hiking, but teaching and talking with preschoolers is her passion!

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Meet: Kelly Schaller Kelly has been a speech/language pathologist working with Cloverleaf Local Schools for 5 years.  Kelly received her bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Akron. Kelly lives with her husband John and two sons – Eli age 10 and Coen age 5.  Kelly played volleyball in college.  She loves working on a team with other speech/language pathologists and helping kids have a voice!

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Meet: Kristin Reedy This is Kristin’s first year as a speech/language pathologist in Cloverleaf Local Schools. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Ohio University. Go Bobcats!  She received her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology at Kent State University. She started my career as a speech/language pathologist at Cloverleaf Elementary School and worked here for two years before moving to Indiana. While in Indiana, she worked with high school aged students who were transitioning into the working world before she moved back to Medina, Ohio. When not working, she spends my time with her husband, her one and a half year old son, and her dog! Her favorite part of being a speech/language pathologist is finding creative, effective ways to help her students learn through visuals, stories, and fun activities!!

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Meet: Kristin Dryja This is Kristin’s first year as a speech/language pathologist in Cloverleaf Local Schools.  Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Science from The Ohio State University and her Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Bowling Green State University.  She was previously a Speech/Language Pathologist in Urbana, Ohio before getting married in June 2019 and moving to the Medina area.  She loves finding unique strengths and gifts that each of her students has to offer, which she can then use to help them succeed in the classroom, and become lifelong communicators.

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What does a school Speech/Language-Pathologist do?

EMPOWER: A Parent Series @ Medina ESC

EMPOWER is a FREE parent workshop series, developed by the ESC of Medina County designed to foster discussion, collaboration, communication, and the sharing of resources to EMPOWER us all to build positive relationships!

See Flyer Here: EMPOWER_ A Parent Series

September 9, 2019:
Meet our Medina County Parent Mentor
Cheryl Mendel, Parent Mentor

ABA Everyday! Utilizing the Principles of ABA at Home and in School
Rachel Krauss, BCBA; Christina Delaney, BCaBA

October 7, 2019:
Building Positive Relationships with Your School Team
Rachel Krauss, BCBA & Cheryl Mendel, Parent Mentor

November 6, 2019:
Surviving the Holidays! Keeping kids on a routine while home for breaks. Sensory-friendly holiday activities included! Kristin Kitzmiller, BCaBA

January 6, 2020:
Potty Training! Behavior-based tips, tricks, and strategies.
Brittany Theberge, BCBA

February 5, 2020:
The Anxious Child: A guide to understanding how anxiety af ects behavior and ways to cope!   Christina Baker, Behavior Specialist & Rini Ohlemacher, LISW

March 2, 2020:
It’s OK That Your Child is Having a Meltdown! Guiding your child through difficult situations.
Brittany Dominak, Behavior Specialist

May 6, 2020:
Preparing for Summer! Proactive Schedules, Routines, and other tools to help the summer run smoothly.
Lauren Molten Horst, BCaBA

All Series Workshops will take place from 6:00-8:00PM at:
Summa Health Medical Building 3780 Medina Rd. Medina, OH 44256
Education Room (enter in the Emergency Room doors)

To Register, please contact Jennifer Gannon at jgannon@medinaesc.org or 330-723-6393 ext. 125

 

Special Education Parent Mentor Program

Cloverleaf Local Schools Department of Special Education is pleased to announce a new parent mentor program available for parents of our students with special needs.  The parent mentor service is available through the Educational Service Center of Medina County and is free of charge to families.

Contact Info:

Cheryl Mendel      Cell: 330.421.1475    Email: cmendel@medinaesc.org

Here are a few ways that the parent mentor can support our families of students with special needs:

The Parent Mentor will:
 Provide information, support and resources to families and school staff on education laws, district programs and services and community resources.

 Help parents and staff understand their rights and responsibilities related to Special Education.

 Guide parents through the IEP and Special Education process.

 Listen to concerns and provide support on an individual basis.

 Act as a liaison between the families and school staff

 Attend school and other meetings at parent, staff, or agency request.

 Provide materials to assist parents and professionals.

Click HERE for more information about Cheryl and the parent mentor program.