Mater Dei Academy

Mater Dei Academy

Moral ValuesDiscoveryAchievement

Support Staff

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!

Susan Goth

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Education

Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science, Speech Language Pathology

Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education gr1-8; concentration in Language Arts and Social Studies

Lake Erie College
Renew Ohio Teaching Certification-concentration on Intervention Education

Philosophy
My philosophy of education is that all children are unique, and none should be left to take the journey alone.  As it states in Judges 18:6, “Go in peace.  The journey on which you go is under the eye of the Lord”, my goal is to provide the same for my students.  I want to create an environment where the students and families work together to advance each child’s academic growth, as well as promoting their ongoing formation of faith. I will furnish a stimulating educational environment where they can grow in every way.  It is my desire to create a type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential.  I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and take risks.   As it states in Peter 4:10, “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

I love working at MDA because it is a loving, caring, faith based educational community.  It is a happy, Jesus filled school that teaches morals, values, service to others and love as well as the ABC’s and 123’s. 

 

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.