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Chief Administrative Officer/Superintendent

STEM Support Specialist

After attending the University of Akron and earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Communications, I worked in the advertising field in the Akron area for over ten years. When I decided to switch to teaching, I enrolled in Kent State University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program.   After several years in the classroom teaching technology and business courses, I returned to Kent State to add a Library Science School Endorsement to help develop my skills in digital research and literacy.   My favorite high school memories are from […]

Student Services Coordinator

I attended the University of Akron and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, Intervention Specialist, and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration. I also attended Kent State University and earned an Education Specialist degree in Educational Administration.   In high school, I enjoyed participating in extracurricular activities that included Latin Club, Cheerleading and Choir.   What excites me the most about Bio-Med Science Academy and STEM+M curricula are our school’s growth and our amazing parent/student community. Having been at the Academy since we opened our doors in […]

EMIS Coordinator/Office Manager

I attended Kent State University in pursuit of my Bachelor of Science in Psychology.   My greatest memory from high school is taking part in the French immersion program and traveling with my class.   Having been with the Academy since the beginning I’m very excited about our growth as a district. We have always provided and continue to provide a learning environment that differs greatly from traditional school and we strive to help our students be their best selves.   I enjoy cooking, baking and reading and I love […]

IT Support

I attended Youngstown State University and earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology.   What excites me about the Academy is the opportunity that it gives students to learn the STEM disciplines they may not otherwise have. With STEM education there is almost nothing that cannot be accomplished, and students can achieve great things in their lives.   In my free time I enjoy exercising, swimming, gardening and playing video games.

Lower Academy Staff

Chief Operating Officer/Principal

My education started at Hiram College where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and Communications. I then earned my Master’s in Curriculum from Walden University and most recently my Principal Licensure from Western Governor’s University. I am also Nationally Board Certified in English/Language Arts.   My best memory of high school is playing softball and participating in various clubs.   What excites me the most about the Academy is the opportunity to open a brand new school and develop it from the ground up with new teachers […]

Paraprofessional

I have an Associate of Arts with a concentration in Paraprofessional Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.   My greatest memory from high school is a trip taken to Canada with one of our math teachers. He was one of those unique educators who stretched beyond the classroom to enrich the lives of his students.   What excites me most about the Academy is that we are doing it together: staff and students alike are collaborating to create a school, a community and a brighter future for subsequent […]

Paraprofessional

I attended Hiram College where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Communications.   My favorite part of high school was the extracurricular trip to Europe I participated in the summer before my senior year.   I’m excited about Bio-Med Science Academy mostly because my children are excited about it. I also enjoy watching and experiencing the quick growth and evolution of the new school.   In my free time I enjoy traveling with my husband and three children. I also love celebrating my “inner geek” with everything Disney and […]

School Counselor

I completed my education at Kent State University for both my Undergraduate and Graduate years. My Bachelor’s degree is in Speech Pathology and Audiology; my Master’s is in School Counseling.   My best memory from high school would have to be when I met the man who became my husband, but also the countless “friend memories” I have when thinking about Drama Club and Pep Club.   What excites me most about Bio-Med Science Academy is the chance to not only see students learn and grow, but to be able […]

Office staff member

My education began at Kent State University with an Associate’s degree in Applied Sciences. I then attended Hiram College where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management. I love all things Math and Science and am looking forward to starting work soon on earning a Master’s degree.   My favorite high school memories include playing field hockey, being with lots of friends and eating breakfast at Big Boy with my Marketing class before school began.   What excites me most about the Lower Academy at BMSA is […]

Building Maintenance

Lower Academy Instructors

Instructor

I attended Kent State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education, grades 1 through 8. I also have a concentration in Mathematics. Most recently, I have been attending science courses at Kent State and have participated in Operation Physics, Earth System Science and Conceptual Chemistry.   My greatest memory from high school is being part of the Track and Cross Country teams, and the camaraderie that went with it.   The most exciting part of the Academy for me is being part of a school where students have […]

Instructor

I attended Kent State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Middle Childhood Education. I am licensed to teach Language Arts and Science for grades 4 through 9.   My greatest memories from high school are participating in sports and clubs, and having a close group of friends.   What excites me most about the Academy is being part of opening a new school; helping students learn in new, innovative ways; and having the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues on various projects.   Leisure activities I enjoy include […]

Instructor

I attended Kent State University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education with an emphasis on Math and Science. I also hold a Social Studies, Language Arts and Reading endorsement for grades 4 through 6.   My favorite high school memory has to be receiving runner-up honors at the OHSAA Track and Field State Championships in the 4×200 meters competition. Working together on a team to achieve a common goal was a blast, and the fact that we did so well made all the hard work very […]

Instructor

I earned my Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 2010. I am licensed to teach grades 4 through 9 with a concentration of Social Studies and Language Arts.   My greatest memory of high school is all of the school spirit I experienced. From playing volleyball and being part of the team, to attending Friday night football games, I loved cheering on our teams with my friends.   What excites me the most about Bio-Med Science Academy is having the opportunity to be part of a brand new […]

Instructor

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Mount Union. My two licenses are Middle School English Language Arts and Social Studies with a 4 / 5 Endorsement.   My best high school memory would be the time I collaborated with other students to create a project on the history of Play-Doh. We presented with hands-on activities and working with others was thoroughly enjoyable.   I am most excited to be a part of an Academy team that is striving to give our kids the best […]

Instructor

I earned a Master of Arts in Teaching concentrated in Integrated Social Studies from Kent State University in 2017.   My favorite memories from high school are instances where I had opportunities to create, ranging from publishing content in the school newspaper to designing logos to be used for fundraising. Seeing something I created used in a practical way made the work feel valuable and real.   I am excited to be a part of a team here at the Academy that is breaking down walls in education. I am […]

Instructor

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Education, grades 7 through12, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Walsh University.   My greatest memory from high school is being part of the marching band and twirling on the color guard for two years. It taught me how to be a good leader and listener, and helped me to become more reliable and responsible.   Working at the Academy is a wonderful experience, but my favorite part of it is having the opportunity to take my content and apply it […]

Instructor

I attended the University of Akron where I received Bachelors of Arts – Studio Art Emphasis with a minor in Child Development. I also attended the University of Akron to earn Masters of Science in Education – Curricular and Instructional Studies with Visual Arts, PK through 12 Licensure, and Intervention Specialist, Mild to Moderate K through 12 License.   My greatest high school memory is being a senior-year Art Aide for freshman art classes and getting to assist help the art teacher.   What excites me about Bio-Med Science Academy […]

I received my Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Childhood Education – Math and Language Arts with a grade 4 through 6 Generalist from Kent State University. I earned a K through 12 Reading Endorsement from Bowling Green State University and will finish my Master’s degree in Reading Specialization from BGSU in the spring of 2018.   My greatest memory from high school is winning our league championships in tennis.   I am excited to be a part of the Academy and the progression it is forging in education. […]

Instructor

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Mount Union. My two licenses are in Middle School Language Arts and Social Studies and Intervention Specialist.   My greatest memory from high school is being a part of the Drama Club, which allowed me to express myself and develop deep relationships with my peers.   Working at Bio-Med Science Academy has been and continues to be an incredible experience. We have the freedom to explore activities that truly give our students amazing opportunities. We are not limited […]

I attended the University of Akron where I received two degrees. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a certification for grades 1 through 8. I also received a Master’s. In addition, I help children with dyslexia as a licensed practitioner in Orton.   My best memories of high school include spending time with my friends and baking and cooking in Home Economics class.   Working at Bio-Med is an educator’s dream. I’m able to take students on a journey of learning that exceeds the boundaries of any textbook. […]

Upper Academy Staff

Chief Operating Officer/Principal

I earned my BA in History in 2006 and my MA in History in 2011 from Kent State University. Currently, I am pursuing a second Master’s in Educational Leadership and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, also at KSU.   STEM is more than content; it’s about the processes that make life work. Therefore, the opportunity to effect positive educational change is what excites me the most about the Academy. Education must be organic and adaptable to the needs of the current generation. As John Dewey asserted, “If we teach […]

School Counselor

I completed my Master of Arts in Counselor Education with a focus on School Counseling at the University of Toledo. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Leadership Studies from Marietta College. I am currently working on a PhD at Kent State University in Counselor Education and Supervision.   My greatest memories from high school are being members of the volleyball, basketball and track teams throughout my time there. We were competitive and successful and the relationships I built both on and off the […]

Office staff member

I attended Kent State University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies.   My greatest memory from high school is graduation!   What excites me most about the Academy is being able to see, up close, our students working collaboratively and having hands-on learning opportunities that help them develop a lifelong passion for learning new things. It is also nice to be part of a growing school that is impacting the community around it and changing the world of education.   I enjoy spending time with family and […]

Office staff member

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with a focus on Music, Communications and English from the University of Pittsburgh.   My favorite memory from high school is being a part of the marching band and all of the travel opportunities that were afforded me.   The way the Academy encourages collaboration among students is what excites me most about working here. It’s wonderful to see them excited about working together and growing as people during their time here.   I enjoy reading, traveling, movies of all varieties and […]

Upper Academy Instructors

Algebra II, College Math

I attended the University of Akron and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Mathematics Education, grades 7 through 12, with a minor in Mathematics.   My best high school memories revolve around playing softball and soccer, and weekend bonfires with friends.   The thing I love most about Bio-Med Science Academy is the supportive community here. The students and staff are very supportive of one another, and very creative. The staff cares for the students and everyone shares a common vision of education, which leads to empowering students to be […]

Applied Algebra, Geometry

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Social Work from Brigham Young University, and a Master’s degree in Education from Chapman University.   My favorite memory of high school is being one of three drum majors for the marching band my senior year. Our group had almost 100 members and we went all the way to Marching Band State Championships.   I look forward to the opportunities and resources available to my STEM students, and to me, to truly advance our level of understanding and comprehension in Mathematics. […]

Language Arts 11

Cellular Biology, Biotechnology

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Career and Technical Education, Allied Health, from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Education, Special Education with Transitional Endorsement, from Kent State University.   In high school I was lucky to be able to work in the Chemistry Lab anytime I wanted, assisting students maneuvering through their labs. The other fun thing I was able to do was be in a mascot suit on the field at all our sports events during my junior and senior years. To this day, […]

Applied Algebra, Geometry

I began my first career as an engineer with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. After finding my true calling – education – I earned my Master’s degree in secondary education from the University of Akron.   The highlight of my high school career was getting my acceptance letter at the beginning of my senior year to attend the University of Wisconsin and realizing that my hard work during the previous three years had paid off. I would have the opportunity to be an […]

Intervention Specialist

Language Arts 10

I majored in English and Adolescent/Young Adult Education at Baldwin-Wallace College. B-W’s liberal arts environment inspired me to look beyond my subject area and pursue a teaching career that focused on integrated learning.   Thinking back on my own high school experience, the only place I truly felt safe to take risks and live authentically was in the arts. Here at Bio-Med, that feeling of safety is everywhere.   What excites me most about Bio-Med is that our focus is on community. Students and staff feel free to be themselves, […]

Health/Physical Education

Introduction to Engineering Design

I have a Bachelor of Science in Education, Integrated Mathematics, with a minor in Mathematics from Kent State University. I am also a “Project Lead the Way” Certified Engineering teacher for Introduction to Engineering Design.   My greatest high school memory is navigating a Teaching Career Technical Program for two years. It was collaborative and challenging, and when I completed it I felt a profound feeling of success.   What excites me most about teaching at Bio-Med is being able to create a unique learning experience for students. I love […]

Physics

I have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron in Physics and Earth Science Secondary Education and a Master’s degree from Kent State University in Educational Leadership, K through 12. I’m currently working towards a PhD in Educational Leadership, K through 12, at Kent State.   My favorite memories of high school include the feeling of community and being a part of something greater than myself. I’m continuously reminded of the impact that sports, clubs and my favorite subjects have had throughout my life.   I have always had […]

Language Arts 9

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Kent State University. I earned my teaching license and my Master of Arts in Education, Secondary English Curriculum and Content Planning and Delivery, from the University of Colorado at Boulder.   The aspect of Bio-Med that excites me most is the insatiable hunger for knowledge and progress shown by our talented staff. I work with absolutely amazing professionals who are endlessly curious, thoughtful, and engaged. I learn something from them every single day and I wish I had […]

Language Arts 12, Yearbook, Graphic Design, APEX Oversight

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Education from Mount Union College. I also have a Master of Arts in English from National University.   My greatest memory from my high school days is being named the editor of the school newspaper. It was because of this leadership position that I decided to major and minor in communications, writing and English in college.   The most exciting aspect of Bio-Med Science Academy is the positive environment built by both the staff and our students. It is beyond a […]

Chemistry

I have Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry, Physics and Biology from Cleveland State University. I’m currently working toward a Master of Arts in Teaching Science at Kent State University. (I cannot get enough science!)   Having attended a fairly traditional college-prep high school, my fondest memories of are not of the class content, but of the friendships I made.   What excites me about the Academy is the unique opportunities students have to explore scientific content by integrating other subjects and accessing our amazing resources to find meaningful, real-world applications of […]

Social Studies 10, Social Studies 11

I have a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching, both from Kent State University. I have steadily been working to complete a Master of Arts in History, also at KSU, during the 2018-2019 school year.   Looking back on high school, I’ll always be reminded of how ignorant and unaware of myself I was … which is why I’m constantly in awe of our students here at the Academy and how well so many of them know themselves.   As a member of the […]

Environmental Engineering, Visual Arts

I have a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education with dual minors in Studio Art and Education from Kent State University. I’m also a “Project Lead The Way” Certified Engineering teacher in Environmental Sustainability (a.k.a.: Environmental Engineering).   Working at the Academy has been an incredible experience. Every day I am pushed to be a better teacher, to be more creative, to use my problem solving skills and to challenge my students’ thinking in new ways … all while getting to work alongside some of the most amazing teachers in […]

Anatomy and Physiology

I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Life Science/Chemistry Secondary Education and a Master of Arts in Biology, each at Kent State University.   My greatest memories of high school are definitely ones I acquired while participating in athletics including volleyball, basketball and softball. One of my fondest memories is winning sectionals with my volleyball team during my senior year.   To me, STEM is our future. I am excited to be a part of the Bio-Med team because I admire the Academy’s drive to be different when it comes to […]

Junior Experience, APEX Oversight

I received my education from Stark State College and have been involved in the medical community for over 18 years. My health care certifications include: Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) and Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS). I’m also the Certified American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor at the Academy.   My writing has been published numerous times in health care magazines. In 2013 I published This Extraordinary Life, a book for parents raising children on the autism spectrum.   My greatest takeaway from high school was my […]

Biology

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Life Science Education from The University of Findlay. Currently, I am pursuing a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Science focus at Kent State University.   My greatest memory from high school would have to be taking the opportunity to go on a three-week geology field study. It was the first time I was able to practice and experience science outside of the classroom and see and hike beautiful places while learning about their history and geology.   The opportunities available […]

Chinese

Social Studies 9, Government

I graduated Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Social Studies.   Some of my favorite high school memories come from a project-based class in which we had to raise awareness about a cause in our community. It was based on the idea that we extract so much from our community that we must give back to it. That idea has been a part of my life ever since.   What excites me most about the Academy is how the school drives you to do what you do […]

Technology

I graduated from the University of Mount Union in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and minors in 7 through 12 Education, Computer Science and Theater. I have worked in the classroom ever since and have enjoyed finding ways to integrate technology into that learning environment.   My greatest memories from high school are participating in all of the different clubs and activities I was in. I was in band, drama, newspaper, Quiz Bowl, soccer and track. As an extension of that history, I now enjoy supervising the […]

Pre-Calculus, Calculus

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Mathematics from the University of Akron.   My favorite high school memory is my first Programming class … the first computer class my school offered. We had one terminal that connected via phone line to a computer somewhere far away where we leased time overnight. We took turns typing our code during class and then waited until the next day to see if it compiled. So cutting-edge!   What excites me most about […]