Differentiated Instruction

At CJDS, we strive to meet the needs of all of our learners.

Our integrated curriculum allows our students many access points to understand the concepts that we are teaching and discover learning in ways that are personally authentic. Our small classes allow teachers to differentiate their lessons to give students additional assistance or accelerated work.

In addition, we have three staff members who help us meet student needs.

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Beth Hawks

As CJDS’ Learning Specialist, Beth is responsible for working with students with learning differences of all kinds, including giftedness, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and ADHD. Beth comes to us from just down the street at Marburn Academy, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology (focusing on Early Childhood Development) from The Ohio State University (2006) and a teaching license from Ashland University. Beth excels in addressing learners’ different needs, and has been focusing on supporting teachers through observation, diagnostics, and analyzing data, to develop student plans. She is someone who sets high expectations, is committed to making it safe for each learner to take risks, and believes that being fair looks different for each student.

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Lynn Voterro

Lynn Voterro, a Speech-Language Pathologist from Northrup & Associates, comes to CJDS one day a week to work with individual students, give class lessons, or consult with teachers.

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Dr. Brent Bloomster

Dr. Brent Bloomster is a Psychologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital who comes to CJDS one day a week as our Behavioral Consultant. Dr. B. works with teachers, students and families to ensure that students can be their best selves in school with as few outside obstacles as possible.