Welcome New Educators 2017!

Gabrielle Abraham will serve as a small group instructor at Normandy Elementary. She holds a B.A. in early childhood education from John Carroll University and completes her K-12 reading endorsement this month at Baldwin-Wallace University. Gabrielle taught second-grade at Normandy as a long-term substitute last year. She was also a substitute teacher through North Coast Shared Service Alliance previous to that. She has been a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, developing positive relationships with students from the Cleveland school district to make a lasting impact on the lives of children ages 6 through 10. "I find it beneficial to incorporate my students' interests into lessons to increase engagement and motivation," she says. "It is important to provide an environment of acceptance and establish good rapport with my students."
Gabrielle Abraham
Gabrielle Abraham
Kyle Barberic will teach 6th-grade English/language arts at Bay Middle School this year as a long-term substitute. He holds a B.S. in Education from Cleveland State University. He is a twelve-year veteran teacher coming to us from St. Raphael School (after teaching in Cleveland for a year). Kyle and his wife, Kerri, reside in Fairview Park with their two-year-old son and his new little brother (born just this past June). Kyle enjoys walking, grilling and coaching Bay High football. He has a high school football game every Friday since 1988! This dates back to his time as a ball boy at Olmsted Falls High School to his time today as the Offensive Coordinator at Bay High. "Go Rockets!" He says he wants to teach for nine reasons: "September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April and May. These are my favorite months of the year!"
 Kyle Barberic
Kyle Barberic
Cheryl Duffield will teach physical education at Normandy Elementary as a long-term substitute. She holds a M.S. in exercise science from Cleveland State University and a B.S. in health education (7-12) and physical education (K-12) from Bowling Green State University. She is retired from the Fairview Park City Schools as a grades 7-12 health and physical education instructor for 31 years. She also taught at Rittman Schools for three years prior to that. She resides in Bay Village with her husband, Rick. Their son Ricky is a 2009 Bay High graduate. Cheryl loves to travel, and just this year has been to New Orleans, Alaska and Wisconsin. She is passionate about photography and gardening, and teaches Sunday school to 3-year-olds at Bay Presbyterian Church. As a young girl, she was a gymnast, and she has taught swimming for 40 years.
 Cheryl Duffield
Cheryl Duffield
Theresa Flamos will teach seventh-grade science at Bay Middle School. She holds a B.A. in middle childhood education from John Carroll University, with a concentration in science and English/language arts. She has taught fifth- and sixth-grade science and sixth-grade English at Metro Catholic School, and  taught seventh-grade science at Bay Middle school as a long-term substitute. Theresa is also in her third season as assistant coach for the Bay Middle School cross-country team! A resident of Lakewood, she is an avid runner and certified yoga teacher. She loves traveling and the outdoors. "I was off the grid for a whole month in the back country of Norway, sea kayaking and backpacking," she said. "It was truly incredible!" Theresa is passionate about teaching, and loves challenging and supporting students, both in their academics and sports.
 Theresa Flamos
Theresa Flamos
Gregory Hildebrandt will teach art at Bay High as a long-term substitute. He holds a B.S. in photo illustration from Kent State University and obtained his teacher licensure from Notre Dame College of Ohio. Gregory has been an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga County Community College and has been a substitute teacher at several of our Westshore school districts, including Bay High. He has many years of experience working as a professional photographer in the private sector, including owning his own studio, Hildebrandt Photographic. He has been a fitness swimmer for most of his adult life. "An outstanding teacher should above all be an advocate for students," he says. "Have the flexibility to adjust lesson plans and presentations to address different learning styles, and bring enthusiasm to the classroom by involving students in everyday news and culture that will affect their lives."
Gregory Hildebrandt
Gregory Hildebrandt
Jeff Linhart will teach chemistry at Bay High this year. He holds a B.S. in biological science with a minor in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati, and teaching licensure from the University of Findlay, where he continues his work toward his M.S. in science education. He has worked as a lab assistant in molecular genetics. Currently a resident of Rocky River, Jeff and his two brothers are all Bay High graduates, and his parents are still active community members in Bay Village. Jeff is in his fifth year as a Bay High JV soccer coach and serves as a ski club supervisor for the school. He loves exploring Cleveland neighborhoods and finding hidden food gems. He also spent a year working for a nonprofit in Cape Town, South Africa. "I want to teach because I was so powerfully influenced by educators in my life," he said. "I want to work towards breaking down the stigma that science is 'too hard' or even 'boring.' I want to bring the world of science and chemistry alive for my students."
 Jeff Linhart
Jeff Linhart
Amanda McLin will teach sixth-grade science at Bay Middle School. She holds a B.S. in human ecology and a Master's of Education in middle school math and science from The Ohio State University, and graduate certificate in curriculum, instruction and assessment from Walden University. Amanda taught at Constellation Schools in Cleveland for four years and was promoted with them to a technology integration coach for two years. A resident of Westlake, Amanda grew up in Moorefield, Ohio, where her family still resides. She works hard to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle by practicing yoga and participating in bowling, skee ball (she has shot a perfect game of 900 in skee ball) and golf leagues throughout the year. "I had many amazing teachers growing up, and two in high school really pushed me to grow," she says. "I want to make a change in students' lives the way they made an impact on mine."
 Amanda McLin
Amanda McLin
Miles Radosevic will teach math at Bay High as a long-term substitute. He holds a B.S. of Education in integrated mathematics from Kent State University. He has worked as a substitute teacher at Nordonia Schools. Miles enjoys ice hockey, golf, slow pitch softball and video games. "As a first-year teacher, I am striving to learn as much in the way of what helps students best understand. I turn towards creating new activities and ways of instruction that accommodate and differentiate for the needs of individual students," he says. "I hope to create a better future for students and make students well-rounded people."
 Miles Radosevic
Miles Radosevic
Anna Stockfish will be a guidance counselor at Westerly Elementary. She holds a B.A. in human services from Elon Universtiy and a Master's of Education from North Carolina State University. She has worked as an elementary school counselor at Wakelon Elementary in North Carolina and as a long-term substitute counselor in the Maple Heights school district. She and her husband, Kevin, have a dog named Molly. Anna enjoys yoga and reading, and as a life-long dancer was on the dance team for four years at Elon. "I absolutely love being a school counselor because I get to work with all of the students, staff and parents at the school," she says. "I am passionate about advocating for students' needs and helping them learn to advocate for themselves. I believe that all students have the ability to experience success in school with the assistance of supportive and caring school staff members."
 Anna Stockfish
Anna Stockfish
Linda Williams will serve as a fifth-grade intervention specialist at Bay Middle School. She holds a B.A. in art education from Grace College in Indiana and an M.A. in special education from California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA. She has taught for 16 years, mostly for the Long Beach Unified School District. She and her husband, Vance, have three children attending the Bay Village Schools. Linda enjoys reading, cooking, baking and traveling. "I teach because I want to share my love for learning with the students in the hopes that they will become lifelong learners," she says.
 Linda Williams
Linda Williams
Katie Woos will teach fifth-grade English/language arts at Bay Middle School as a long-term substitute, continuing her service which began last January. She holds a B.S. in middle childhood education from Miami University and a master's degree in gifted education from Ashland University. In addition to her experience at Bay Middle School, she has taught grades seven and eight in the Granville school district and grade six in the Upper Arlington school district. She and her husband are both Bay High graduates. She enjoys running, being active in any way she can, reading, home improvement projects and cheering on all Cleveland sports. Interesting tidbit: she was an extra in the George Clooney movie, The Ides of March! (She was an audience member in one of the early debate scenes.) "I enjoy being around middle school students and helping them find and develop their passions," she says.
 Katie Woos
Katie Woos
   

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