Paige A. Strickland has worked for Mariemont City Schools for many years: 2005-2008 and 2014-present as an aide and as a substitute in between. She is also a proud parent of two Mariemont grads and attended Mariemont herself from grades K-3. Mrs. Strickland is licensed in Spanish and graduated from Florida State University. She has also taken graduate coursework at Xavier University in special ed. She has had over 30 years' experience in education. Mrs. Strickland is also an author of two memoir books about being adopted and is involved in the adoptee community. Additionally, she is a Zumba (tm) instructor with ACE group fitness certification.
Prior to her time at Mariemont, Mrs. Strickland worked as a Spanish teacher at Archbishop McNicholas High school and at Mount Notre Dame High School.
Expertise Area: Spanish language education, child care and development, writing
Year started: 2005
Degrees: BS in Multi-Lingual/Multi-Cultural Spanish Education from Florida State University;15 Graduate hours in special education from Xavier University
Professional Interests: working with and learning more about students with diverse needs and diverse backgrounds
Awards: "Terrific Teacher" Award, MNDHS, 2003; Publications: Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity;Terrace Park's A Walk In The Park magazine, Precious Pets columnist
Experience: 1983-1987, Spanish Teacher, McNicholas High School;1987-2003, Spanish Teacher, Mount Notre Dame High School;2003-2004, Pre School Aide and Spanish, Creative Tots;2004-2005, Mariemont "ET" / KLC Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher;2005-2008, Aide, Mariemont Elem and Jr. High;2008-2014, Substitute teacher for Mariemont and other area districts;2014-2015 Aide at Terrace Park Elem Pre School;2015-now, Special Needs Aide, MHS;Zumba Fitness, (tm) instructor since 2011;1983-now private tutor in Spanish, all grades