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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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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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?