Mercy Montessori School, a private, independent Catholic Montessori School in Cincinnati, OH

“Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.”

-Maria Montessori

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Our Faculty and Staff

Administration

Patty Normile, Principal

  • B.S., College of Professional Studies, Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I & II Certification, Xavier University
  • 24th year at Mercy Montessori

Lisa Klus, Assistant Principal

  • B.S., Montessori, Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of Cincinnati
  • American Montessori Society Pre-Primary, Elementary I, and Secondary I & II
  • Certification, Xavier University and CMSTEP
  • Reading Endorsement K-12, College of Mount St. Joseph (to be completed 7/2014)
  • 2nd year at Mercy Montessori

Amy Scull, School Receptionist

  • A.S., Sullivan University
  • 2nd year at Mercy Montessori

Advancement

Amanda Grimm, Admissions Director & Office Manager

  • Associates in Secondary Education, University of Cincinnati
  • 6th year at Mercy Montessori

Kara Olding, Director of Advancement

  • B.S., Health & Human Consumer Sciences, Business Administration, Ohio University
  • 2nd year at Mercy Montessori

Gretchen Hooker, Director of Communications

  • B.A. Mass Communication, Miami University
  • 1st year at Mercy Montessori

Christine Byrnes, Business Manager

  • B.A., Sociology, Miami University
  • 2nd year at Mercy Montessori

Custodial

Eddie Elliott

  • 16th year at Mercy Montessori

Faculty/Staff

Extended Day Childcare

Sara Daniels

  • B.S., Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • 4th year at Mercy Montessori

Madhuri Rawat

  • B.A., Economics, English, Sociology, Geography HNB University, India
  • M.S., Geography, HNB University, India
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • 1st year at Mercy Montessori

Linda Wright

  • Attended Edgecliff College
  • Certified Childcare Provider
  • Completed Montessori Assistant Program, Mercy Montessori
  • First Aid, CPR Trained
  • 43rd Year at Mercy Montessori

Pre-Primary Level

Jodie Denney

  • B.S., Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Xavier University
  • Cincinnati, Montessori Board
  • American Montessori Society Pre-Primary Certification, Xavier University
  • Reading Endorsement K-5th, Mercy Montessori
  • 5th year at Mercy Montessori
  • Mercy Montessori Class of 1995 (6th Grade)

Diane Fee

  • B.A. in Education, Wittenberg University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary Certification, Xavier University
  • 9th year at Mercy Montessori

Whitney Gleason

  • B.S., Political Science, Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Early Childhood, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Pre-Primary Certification, Xavier University
  • 8th year at Mercy Montessori
  • Mercy Montessori Class of 1997

Tricia Grawe

  • B.S., Montessori, Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Special Education, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Pre-Primary Certification, Xavier University
  • 14th year at Mercy Montessori

Becky Monahan

  • B.S., Business Management, University of Cincinnati
  • Masters Certificate, Project Management, Stevens Institute
  • M.Ed., Elementary, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Xavier University – expected completion 2015
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instruction, CPR & First Aid
  • 6th year at Mercy Montessori

Yvonne Reissig

  • B.M., Potsdam College, Crane School of Music
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Xavier University
  • 30th year at Mercy Montessori

Christy Vonderschmidt

  • B.S., Montessori Education, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Certification, Xavier University
  • 1st year at Mercy Montessori

Bonnie Weber

  • B.A., Elementary Education (1-8), Edgecliff College
  • AMI Montessori Certificate, Edgecliff College
  • 18th year at Mercy Montessori

Primary Level

Susan Flaspohler

  • B.S., Montessori, Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Reading, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I Certification, Xavier University
  • Reading Endorsement K-12, Xavier University
  • 14th year at Mercy Montessori

Melissa Himmelbauer

  • B.S. Communications Education,Miami University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • Ohio Certificate k-3, 7-12
  • Reading Endorsement k-12
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I Certificate
  • AMS teacher member
  • 13th year at Mercy Montessori

Chris Krumdieck

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Thomas More College
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I & II Certification, Xavier University
  • 14th year at Mercy Montessori

Heidi Larson

  • B.S., Child Development, University of Minnesota
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • Ohio PK -3rd Grade Certification
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I Certification, Xavier University
  • 7th year at Mercy Montessori

Noreen Sullivan

  • B.S.B.A., Finance, Xavier University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • Reading Certificate, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I Certification, Xavier University
  • 3rd year at Mercy Montessori

Beth Woeber

  • B.S., Social Work, Ohio University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I Certification, Xavier University
  • Ohio Certification/licenser pk-3
  • 5th year at Mercy Montessori

Upper Elementary

Carla Booth

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I & II Certification, Xavier University
  • Certified Catechesis, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • 21st year at Mercy Montessori

Libby Cherrington

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Boston University
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I & II Certification, Xavier University
  • Elementary Education k-8
  • 4th year at Mercy Montessori
  • Mercy Montessori Class of 1994

Marybeth Flaspohler

  • B.A., English, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • American Montessori Society Elementary I & II Certification, Xavier University
  • 21st year at Mercy Montessori

Steve Hartman

  • B.S., Health & Science University of Cincinnati
  • American Montessori Society Elementary II Certification, Xavier University
  • Certified Catechesis, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • 28th year at Mercy Montessori

Phyllis Schomaker

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Edgecliff College
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • Levels 1 & 2 Orton Gillingham
  • 15th year at Mercy Montessori

Mary Ann Zerhusen

  • B.S., Psychology, University of Cincinnati
  • M.Ed., Secondary Education, Xavier University
  • Certified Secondary Mathematics (7-12)
  • 3rd year at Mercy Montessori

Junior High

Sister Mary Aloyse Gerhardstein

  • B.S., Education, Anthenaeum of Ohio
  • B.M., University of Cincinnati
  • M.Ed., Education with a field in Chemistry, Xavier University
  • 9-12 Montessori Certification, Bergamo, Italy
  • 33rd year at Mercy Montessori

Keith Kaiser

  • B.S., Mathematics, Xavier University
  • 7-12 Math, Physics Certification, Xavier University
  • 27th year at Mercy Montessori

Lindsey Beiting

  • B.A., English, Hanover College
  • MEd, Secondary Education, Xavier University
  • Currently working on Secondary I & II American Montessori Society certification, CMSTEP
  • 1st year at Mercy Montessori

Elizabeth Zerhusen

  • B.S., Montessori Education, Xavier University (graduation date: December, 2014)
  • Currently working on Secondary I & II American Montessori Society certification, CMSTEP
  • 1st year at Mercy Montessori
  • Mercy Montessori Class of 2006

Resource and Support Staff

Margy Drennon

  • B.S. Education, Concentration in Language Arts, Edgecliff College
  • M.Ed., Counseling, Xavier University
  • License, State of Ohio Intervention Specialist (CPS)
  • Permanent Teaching Certificate Grades 1-8
  • Highly Qualified Reading/Lang. Arts (1-12) and Math (1-8) Teacher
  • 7th year at Mercy Montessori

Jennifer Duncan

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University
  • Certified Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Level 1, Archdiocese of Cincinnati
  • 10th year at Mercy Montessori

Julie Franke
Speech and Language

Mary Gaffey- Jon Peterson Scholarship Coordinator

  • B.S., Middle Childhood Education & Lang. Arts/Social Studies, University of Dayton
  • M.Ed., Montessori, Xavier University
  • Intervention Special license, moderate to severe
  • 6th year at Mercy Montessori

Tom Grant

  • B.S., Miami University
  • 5 year license, special all grades k-12 Physical Education
  • 31st year at Mercy Montessori

Ann Henning

  • B.A., Psychology, Cedarville University
  • Certificate Music Education, Ball State University
  • 7th year at Mercy Montessori

Cathy Herring

  • B.A., Mount St. Joseph
  • M.Ed., Art, Miami University
  • Art Specialist Certification K-12
  • 27th year at Mercy Montessori

Cynthia F. Kelly

  • B.S. Education from Miami
  • M.Ed. Reading Specialist: Xavier University
  • M.A.T. Environmental Education: Miami University
  • Orton Gillingham Trained
  • Professional Teaching Certificate from State of Ohio K-12
  • 7th year at Mercy Montessori

Janis Mecklenborg

  • B.Ed, Speech and Hearing Therapy K-12, Bowling Green State University
  • M.S., Speech Pathology
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Ohio License in Speech Pathology
  • Professional Teaching Certificate from State of Ohio K-12
  • 9th year at Mercy Montessori

John Ortman

  • B.S., Secondary Education, Ohio State University
  • M.S., School Psychology, University of Dayton
  • 24th year at Mercy Montessori

Lynn Smythe
Librarian

Kathy Swensson

  • B.S. Elementary Education, University of Cincinnati
  • M.Ed., Science of Reading, College of Mt. St. Joseph (completion Fall 2014)
  • Reading Endorsement K-12 (completion Fall 2014)
  • IMSLEC Certified Instructor/Trainer/Tutor Orton Gillingham Multi-Sensory Reading Program
  • Co-Director Orton Gillingham Course for Mayerson Academy and College of Mount St. Joseph
  • Teaching Certificate Grades 1-8
  • 7th year at Mercy Montessori

Mercy Montessori Center admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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