Teachers of the Adolescent program
Sheryl Davidson, Middle School Class
Sheryll teache humanities and language arts in the middle school . She has eleven years of Montessori teaching experience in both lower and upper elementary, where she holds an AMS credential. In 2004, Sheryl received the NAMTA Orientation to Adolescents certificate and added AMI certification at the level in 2012. She wrote the prospectus and established the adolescent level at Canton Montessori, where she taught all subjects for three years.
Prior to her Montessori training, Sheryl taught in Head Start program and then in a Catholic elementary school for seven years before taking a leave of absence from teaching to raise in homeschool nine children. She holds a BS degree in elementary education from Kent State University and over 40 post-graduate credits to maintain in Ohio elementary teaching license.
Sheryl lives in Orrville, Ohio with her daughter and enjoys reading, walking, gardening, sewing and spending time with her many grandchildren.
Jeanne Fleischacker, Middle School Class
Since Fall 2006, Jeanne has taught Humanities (History, Reading Seminar, Writing, and Current Events) in the Middle School. She team teaches with Darcy Peacock and serves as a support staff. She served on the school's founding board and has acted as a consultant for several Montessori schools.
Jeanne has been in education for over 40 years and taught every grade from 1st through 12th (except 6th). She was a teacher at Ruffing Montessori East in Cleveland Heights for the Lower and Upper Elementary for 17 years and in administration for four years. She was head of school and a teacher at South Suburban Montessori School for three years. Previous to her Montessori career, Jeanne taught high school for 11 years.
Jeanne’s education and training include a BA from Ursuline College, an MA from The University of Notre Dame and training at the International Montessori Training Center in Bergamo, Italy for elementary and at the Ohio Montessori Training Institute for Children’s House.
She lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband, Bob, also a Montessori teacher. Their three children, all Montessori graduates, live in New York, Chicago, and New Jersey. In her "spare" time, Jeanne enjoys gardening, reading, sewing, designing, and children of all ages.