From teachers to front office staff to administrators, the roles vary, but the mission is the same. To recognize our team members, we will begin a Staff Spotlight Series! Every week, we will be spotlighting a staff member at each Intergenerational School!

Meet Mrs. Evans

Arenda Evans has taught for over 20 years and 15 of those years have been at the Intergenerational Schools! Mrs. Evans attended Kent State University and Notre Dame of Ohio and teaches art at Lakeshore.

What drew you to working education?

My high school band director and my college professor are two people that inspired me to want to teach. They encouraged me, challenged me and gave me freedom to express myself.

What is your favorite thing about our school?

I love the staff, students, and families. Also, I love our multi-age classrooms and our relationship with our Learning Partners

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I love to be around water oceans, seas, lakes and even ponds. Also, I am afraid of deer!

What is something we may not know about you?

I am a metalsmith. I love making art out of metal and found objects.

Meet Mr. Lowery

Jameson Lowery has been teaching Primary Cluster at Near West Intergenerational School for six years! Mr. Lowery attended Miami University for his undergraduate degree and John Hopkins University for his master’s degree!

What drew you to working in education?

I have enjoyed working with kids in the past, and Teach For America seemed like an interesting opportunity out of college (especially when I hadn’t decided what I wanted to do with my life).

What makes our school special?

There is nothing more enjoyable than watching students learn how to read for the first time. I also enjoy the little moments when students have internalized something we had modeled for them earlier: helping a friend in need, fixing a mistake, asking clarifying questions, etc.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I’ve been to every state capitol in the country!

What else do you want people to know about you?

I’m grateful to be with the Intergenerational Schools! I can’t fathom being anywhere else.

Meet Ms. Morris

Elizabeth Morris joined the TIS-East team 11 years ago and teaches Emerging Stage! She is a graduate of John Carroll University and Ursuline College.

What drew you to working in education?

After college, I was an accountant for a few years. During that time, I did volunteer work at a children’s hospital. I realized that I enjoyed working with children and helping them learn and grow, so I switched careers and became a teacher!

What is your favorite thing about our school?

My favorite thing about the Intergenerational Schools is getting to see students grow and develop from stage to stage. I enjoy that it’s a smaller school where the community can get to know one another.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!

I am the youngest of seven children, and I am still very close with all of my siblings.