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

  1. Establish an orderly and purposeful environment
  2. Home and community involvement and support
  3. Parents, teachers and students work together
  4. Collective responsibility for student learning
  5. High standards for student learning
  6. Curriculum alignment to standards
  7. College-preparatory curriculum
  8. Maximum instructional time
  9. Ongoing staff development
  10. Instructional leadership
  11. Collegial cooperation
  12. 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 p.m.
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 p.m.