Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paideia?

The Greek term “Paideia” (pie-dee-uh) comes from the writings of Mortimer Adler. The word translates as referring to the positive and mature development of the total person: intellectually, emotionally and physically. It is the philosophy and focus of our instructional program.

What is Paideia instruction?

Our classroom instruction includes direct, didactic teaching, coaching activities and in-depth seminar discussions. Students are encouraged to become active learners and critical thinkers with strong reading, writing and speaking skills. Shroder Paideia students have a complete, holistic education and a naturally developed zeal for learning throughout life.

Declaration of Paideia Principles

The Twelve Principles of Paideia

  • Establish an orderly and purposeful environment
  • Home and community involvement and support
  • Parents, teachers and students work together
  • Collective responsibility for student learning
  • High standards for student learning
  • Curriculum alignment to standards
  • College-preparatory curriculum
  • Maximum instructional time
  • Ongoing staff development
  • Instructional leadership
  • Collegial cooperation
  • Common goals

My Tomorrow Initiative

Advisory classCincinnati Public Schools My Tomorrow*ed began with Shroder's seventh and eighth grade students for the 2014-15 school year and was fully integrated into the district curriculum 2015-2016. For additional information about the Initiative and what it means to your student, visit the My Tomorrow Website.




Help Nights

In keeping with our mission to produce life-long learners through Shroder standards of academic rigor in a supportive environment, our staff offers a variety of Help Nights to assist our students in achieving academic excellence. See our staff schedules below to set a time to get assistance.


Debjani Biswas

 By Appointment


Marsha Booker Tuesday 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Jerry Butler Thursday 3:45-4:00 p.m.
Tiara Clark By Appointment open
Steven Cross Tuesady and Thursday 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Maria Davis Tuesday  3:45-4:30 p.m.
Martha Edler By Appointment via e-mail open
Brandon Freeman Wednesday 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Jackie Frye Thursday 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Cora Garcia Tuesday (Wednesday and Thursday by appointment) 3:45-4:45
Eric Gray By Appointment open
Meredith Grimes-Trotter By Appointment open
Julie Hallibrin Tuesday 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Micheal Henson Friday 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Eric Hickman By Appointment open
Todd Holbein By Appointment open
Timothy Horan Tuesady and Thursday (Wednesday by appointment) 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Frank Hull By Appointment open
Candace James Tuesday (by appointment only) 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Toresa Jenkins Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Thursday: 3:30-4:00 p.m.) 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Valecia Kelly Tuesday 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Patrick Lawrence Tuesday and Thursday  8:00 a.m.
Margaret Lytle Wednesday 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Gisele Mack Tuesday (except third Tuesday) 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Charity McFerron Wednesday 3:45-5:00 p.m.
Rachel McMillan Tuesday 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Felicia Molatore

Wednesday (T/TH/Friday by appointment) 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Stacy Morgenroth-Lapham Thursday  3:30-4:30 p.m.
Lameesa Muhammed Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Moussa Ndiaye Tuesday 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Glenda Nix Tuesday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Cynthia Pinchback-Hines By Appointment open
Kelly Poulin By Appointment  open
Kristen Price By Appointment Only open
Stephanie Rae Wednesday  3:45-4:30 p.m.
Christina Regensberger Thursday 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Gregory Ruthman Monday and Tuesday 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Lillian Sims Tuesday 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Levie Smith Tuesday-Friday 3:30-4:00 p.m.
Kevin Shearer Wednesday 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Nola Taylor Friday 3:45-4:30 p.m.
Micheal Turner By Appointment open
Karen Brewer By Appointment open
Alesha Washington Wednesday 3:45-4:45