CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County

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The CLASS® Act Scholars of Summit County is a new program that combines the CLassroom Assessment Scoring System® (CLASS®) with free coaching, mentoring and professional development for an exclusive group of 20 early educators working in Summit County preschools.

Chosen for their commitment to furthering their own professional development, this selective group of preschool teachers represents a wide range of preschool settings in Summit County.

2017 – 2017 CLASS Act Scholars

The names and preschool centers of the 2017 – 2018 CLASS Act Scholars are as follows:

Stacy Baker, Early Childhood Center of Hudson

Lauren Balint, A Beautiful Child Preschool and Daycare

Lisa Faluotico, Treehouse Preschool

Nicole Garman, Summit Preschool at Summit Educational Service Center

Melissa Green, YMCA Family Enrichment Center

Carol Harman, FCC Children’s Center

Emily Humphrey, Akron Public Schools

Tammie Jackson, Hope Early Care and Education

Susie Kelps, All About Children

Angela Mitchell, Akron Summit Community Action – Head Start at Arlington CDC

Diana Nabring, Summit Educational Service Center

Tyesha Perkins, Irma Jones Preschool & Infant Center

Kathie Priest, Akron Public Schools

Tera Rockich, Maranatha Preschool Park

Sharon Ross, Child Time

Margo Slaughter, Glory Hallelujah Childcare

Amy Smith, Color Our Rainbow Academy

Vicki Tavenier, Riverside Preschool

Tracy Tonkovich, Akron Summit Community Action – Head Start at Five Points I CDC

Giavonnie Woods, Discoveri Club

CLASS Act Scholars Information Packet and Flyers

For a more detailed explanation of the CLASS Act Scholars, click here to view the Information Packet.

Early educators may click here to view a flyer with more details about the program. Preschool directors may click here to view a separate flyer with an explanation of why CLASS Act Scholars will benefit their classrooms. Click here to view the press release, distributed on May 31, 2017.


Many thanks to GAR Foundation, GPD Group Employees’ Foundation and PNC Foundation for supporting the pilot year of CLASS Act Scholars of Summit County and beyond.

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