Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

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Support Staff

Christina Palumbo

Nurse

Education

Lakeland Community College
LPN

Philosophy
I enjoy working at Mater Dei Academy because I am able to express my religious beliefs and practice my faith while in the workplace. I love the children. It brings me joy to be a part of so many little lives. I feel our school is “their home away from home”. We are blessed that their parents share them with us!

Holly Curtis

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Education

Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Arts

Ashland University
Masters in Education

Philosophy
I believe every child is able to learn.  My job is to find ways to help struggling children succeed in the classroom and motivate them to want to learn.

Mater Dei Academy is a great place to work.  Everyone is very friendly, understanding, and caring.  I am lucky to be a part of this family.

 

Theresa Sill
Intervention Specialist

Education

Ohio University
Bachelor of Arts in Special Education

Philosophy
I believe that each and every student should receive an appropriate education where they are successful. I also believe in aiding students to use their strengths in overcoming their weaknesses.

Mater Dei Academy has given me the opportunity to share my passion for teaching and helping others. Working with the wonderful staff has helped me grow professionally and spiritually.

Libby Ashdown
School Psychologist

Education

Ursuline College
Bachelor of Arts
Cleveland State University
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

Philosophy
We should provide an environment where each child is addressed individually, recognizing their skills and providing appropriate support to ensure academic success.

I love working at Mater Dei Academy because of the nurturing, supportive environment. The teachers clearly care about the students and this has made my job easier and very satisfying.

Jennifer Huge
Speech and Language Pathologist

Education

University of Akron
Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders
Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders

Philosophy
Early intervention is critical to a student’s success.

I enjoy working at Mater Dei Academy because the students and faculty are fantastic! The school’s atmosphere is exceptionally positive. It always feels like home.