Welcome Parent Mentor Colleen Cintron!
As a mom in the Worthington school district (Sutter Park and Liberty Elementary) I highly respect the innovative leadership and quality education my girls are receiving, and I am honored to join as a Special Education Parent Mentor.
Before moving to Ohio I was as a tenured dance education teacher at PS/IS 178, a New York City public school in Jamaica, Queens. There I taught preK - 8th grade and I was the head of the Arts Department which included dance, theater, visual art and technology. I frequently collaborated with parents, teachers, school administrators and community programs on curricula and community events for families. As the Equity and Diversity team leader, I aimed to create a climate of respect and support for students and teachers while implementing culturally responsive curriculum.
As a teacher and parent, collaboration, communication and creativity are essential. I bring the understanding and perspective of a parent, along with the leadership skills and knowledge of a classroom teacher, which will assist me in this new role. I believe my special skill set will support parents, teachers, administrators and most importantly the needs of special education students.
Parent Mentor Links
If you are interested in learning more about the Parent Mentor Project and how it serves Ohio families, use these links:
What is it? (Information from the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities)
Parent Resources & Information (Provided by the OCECD)
Parent Mentor Worthington Program Overview
A list of services provided by the Parent Mentor