Dean of Students
Ted Hall, Dean of Students, retired in 2012 with 35 years of service to the North Canton City Schools. During his career, he served as a social studies teacher, Director of Media Services, Associate Principal at Hoover High School and Dean of Students at the Mary L. Evans Early Childhood Center. Ted is married to Rebecca Ink Hall and they have one son, Peter Hall. Volunteer activities include the North Canton Educational Endowment Board, North Canton Student Loan Foundation, John Knox Presbyterian Church, North Canton City Schools, Finger Lakes Boating Museum, and other school and community events. He looks forward to working daily with the students, staff, and parents at Portage Collaborative Montessori School.
Jane Reifsnyder, Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher and Program Coordinator, holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Akron and an M.A. in Education from Walsh University. She earned her Montessori Primary Diploma at the Michigan Montessori Training Center. She has over 35 years of teaching experience at the preschool, kindergarten, and college level. Her special interests include reading, sewing, and motoring in sports cars.
Stacey France, Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher, has a B.A. in Education from Walsh University and an M.A. in Educational Administration from Ashland University. She received her Montessori Primary diploma from Walsh University’s Montessori Teacher Training Program. Stacey has over 10 years teaching experience at the Primary level. In her leisure time, she enjoys photography, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Susan DeNoi, Intervention Specialist, earned her B.S. in Education and Special Education from Youngstown State University. She furthered her education at Kent State University taking courses to obtain her Intervention Specialist license in 2000, and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in reading in 2006. She enjoys reading, quilting, bird watching, bike riding, and spending time with friends and family.
Deb Lea, Physical Education teacher, holds a B.S. in Physical Education from Kent State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Ashland University. She taught PE in Plain Local Schools and North Canton Schools for 30 years, retiring in 2008. In addition, she coached swim, cross-country, and volleyball teams, advised cheerleading, served as a pool director, and taught various exercise and nutrition classes. In her spare time, she baby-sits for her two grandchildren, enjoys biking and rowing, and is a trailblazer for Stark Parks.
Cindi Luke, Art Instructor,
is a graduate of Kent State University with a B.A. in Art Education.
She retired from North Canton City Schools with 39 years of teaching
students from Kindergarten through Middle School. She recently worked
with “at-risk” youth at an inner-city day camp. Her son,
Luke, attended PCMS many years ago, and her oldest daughter has her
Montessori certification. Cindi enjoys spending time with her grandchildren
and studying feng shui.
(Kip) Beadle joined the PCMS staff in 2012. Upon graduating from Glenwood
HS, he began working at the Hoover Company. He had 35 years of service
time with them before being forced into early retirement due to the
company’s closing. During a layoff in 1974, he began working for
North Canton City Schools in the maintenance department where he continued
to be a substitute custodian until 2011. Kip served in the Army National
Guard, as a policeman in Waynesburg, and as an auxiliary policeman in
North Canton. He has been a fire fighter in North Canton since 1992
and is currently a captain, fire inspector, and EMT. He and his wife,
Cheryl, have 3 sons, 2 daughter-in-laws, and 2 grandchildren. His hobbies
are horseback riding, boating, fishing, and woodworking.
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