2012 - 2013













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Katie Jeffery, 1st Grade.

Katie earned her B.Ed. in 1998 from Ashland University. In 2002, she received her Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Endorsement from Cleveland State University. In May of 2011, Katie obtained her Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement from Cleveland State University. Most recently, she earned her TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Endorsement. Katie is an ODE Master teacher. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, reading, and going to Cedar Point. This is her sixteenth year in CMSD in which she has taught grades K-2.

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Denyse Lipka, Art.

Denyse received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her Master's in Art Education from CWRU. She has taught art for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for 17 years. She loves to paint, draw and work with clay. An avid traveller, Denyse just returned from Costa Rica. You will see wonderful hand-made Toucans, if you visit her classroom

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Goujian Li, Mandarin

Guojian Li, Mandarin, Guojian graduated from Beihang University and received a Master’s degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. She taught in China at Hebei University of Science and Technology for 7 years.

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Jason Levy, Music

Jason received his bachelorís degree in Music Education from Heidelberg College and his Masterís Degree in Music Education from the University of Akron. He has taught in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for thirteen years. Jason is a huge Star Wars fan, and enjoys oooking. He sings with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and loves to travel.