Central Montessori Academy – Toddler, Preschool and Elementary in Northwest Cincinnati

We are an independent Montessori school nurturing and developing young scholars from toddler through sixth grade.

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Special Education State of Ohio IDEA Document: Whose-Idea

Message from Shari Rouse; Reading Specialist

Dear CMA Families,

It is with pleasure that I introduce myself to you, as I will be working with your students in Kindergarten through Sixth grade. My name is Shari Rouse and I am the Reading Specialist for Central Montessori Academy. As your child’s reading teacher I want to touch base with you regarding my position and interaction with your child. I will be focusing on improving their reading levels and supporting them to reach their benchmark (grade level) goals.

The reading program I will be implementing will be a positive and supportive program designed to give students an extra boost in their academic skills and self-esteem. My key role is to provide supplementary interventions in small group and individualized settings. I will focus on different strategies to teach reading and provide differentiated instruction to all of my diverse learners.

My primary goal is to help each student acquire the necessary reading skills to become proficient readers. I will work with the core subject teachers to identify areas of need to individualize their educational experience. I will be constructing explicit individualized lessons on a daily basis.

My overall goal as a reading specialist is to meet my students’ needs, but also keep them motivated and engaged in the learning process. I strive to create a nurturing and stimulating learning environment that promotes achievement to the highest potential.

I believe ongoing communication between home and school enhances your child’s educational experience and promotes learning to the highest level. Therefore I encourage parental involvement and would love to hear from you. If you have any comments, questions or just want to chat feel free to email me at I’m looking forward to a great school year!

Warm regards,

Ms. Shari Rouse

Meet Ms. Patty the Intervention Specialist

Hello. My name is Patty DeVer. I am an intervention specialist and have been a member of CMA’s staff for several years. 2020-2021 will be my 37th year in education. I am certified in all areas of special education, reading and computer science. I have a BS in Ed and MS in Ed from Youngstown State University. I have taught in public schools in Ohio, Florida and Georgia. I have taught in elementary and high school special education programs. I was a special needs coordinator/reading specialist for five years, a certified vocational evaluator for two years and a Title I Coordinator for four years. I also taught graduate coursework at Kent State University. Central Montessori Academy has been my first experience teaching at a Montessori school. I love that individuality, creativity and community are encouraged. I look forward to working with the students, staff and parents at CMA this year.

Social Story Intervention Specialist

See the information and bio of the rest of the intervention team including our Reading Specialist, Speech Therapist, and Occupational Therapist