Renee Mattson – Intervention Coordinator
Renee been an educator for close to 30 years working in all kinds of roles and settings. She is a licensed general educator and intervention specialist for preschool through 12th grade learning, behavior and gifted needs. Although she spent many years teaching big people through parent, teacher and university training programs, her favorite part of being an educator is the chance to work alongside children. She loves to focus on students’ interests and strengths and help them use those to grow and bloom throughout their learning process.
Renee is a mother to three children. She and her husband Toby live in Madeira. They love to travel to South Carolina, Nashville Tennessee, and Michigan. She enjoys pickle-ball, watching funny movies and writing and drawing.
Emelin de la Garza Iga – Montessori Support Specialist
Emelin is from Monterrey, Mexico. She moved to Cincinnati in 2017 to learn English and decided to continue her path in Cincinnati since then. She completed her bachelors in Montessori Education and her Masters in Special Education, both at Xavier University. She loves teaching, sports, music, religion, cultures, and languages.
Suzanne Engel – Intervention Specialist
Suzanne comes to GSCM with 30 years of Catholic education teaching experience. Growing up in Cincinnati, she completed her Bachelor of Science in education as well as her M.Ed at Xavier University. After teaching 7th and 8th grades for almost 20 years, Suzanne returned to the University of Cincinnati and completed her Intervention Specialist licensure. She has spent the last 12 years working with students in grades 6-8 who have special education needs. She says that these last 12 years have been the most rewarding as an educator. Suzanne lives with her husband Mike and they enjoy trips to the beach, reading, walking, and spending time with their three adult children. Suzanne is looking forward to being a part of the GSCM community.
Anne Marie Bauer – Intervention Specialist
Anne Marie has been a special education teacher, lead teacher, trainer, and mom. She has been a professor at UC for over 30 years in the educational department. She has spent the last six years volunteering in a Montessori 3-6 classroom and fell in love with Montessori! She is excited to work with the children at GSCM as an Intervention specialist with a Montessori heart.
Jess Conover – Speech/Language Pathologist
Jess is a board-certified speech-language pathologist with experience in both private and public schools, as well as private speech/language practices. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology through The Ohio State University, as well as an M.Ed at Xavier University. Throughout her career, she has had the pleasure of lecturing to other speech therapists, general education, and special education teachers in the Cincinnati and Columbus areas. Jess loves the collaborative community nature of working with students here at GSCM. Jess lives with her husband, Jon, crazy dog, Murphy, and her three lively children, Lucy, Grady, and Quinn who are all students at GSCM.
Mary Bock – Orton Gillingham Specialist
Mary Bock is a certified Intervention Specialist as well as an Orton Gillingham trained reading specialist. She and her husband, Craig two children, Lucy and Henry. They have two dogs, a flock of chickens, and a continuously expanding garden that keep them busy. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, going to Reds games, visiting the Zoo, and enjoying our beautiful city.
Cincinnati Public School Employees
Holly Datillo – Title 1 Math Tutor
Holly graduated from Spring Hill College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught 5/6 th grade for two years at Guardian Angels before going back to school at Xavier University and earning her Masters in Education. She taught in elementary grades for the next 15 years. Holly recently went back to school to earn her Reading Endorsement. Holly is married to Jeff, and they have three children, Ava, Nick and Stella. As a family they enjoy being outside and spending the weekend with golf matches, soccer, and lacrosse. Holly loves getting to know the children and helping them grow at GSCM.
Rebecca Kemer – Speech/ Language Pathologist
Rebecca has been a speech-language pathologist for 17 years. She spent the first half of her career working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and the past 6 years working part time for Cincinnati Public Schools. Her passion is working with children from toddler through middle school. She loves working with the students at GSCM and seeing the growth and progress they make as they grow and learn. She lives in Madeira with her husband and 4 children. She is so thankful for the flexibility to work part time so that she can soak up every moment of motherhood to her 4 amazing children. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and going on outdoor adventures with her family.
Shelaina Cain – School Psychologist
Shelaina has worked with Cincinnati Public Schools for the past 18 years, and has spent the last 13 of those working in Catholic Schools. Her role at GSCM is to assist with the intervention and problem solving process for those students struggling academically, as a member of the school intervention team. She also completes special education evaluations, when the school team determines they are necessary, or when a student already identified to receive special education services is due for their tri-annual reevaluation review.