Parent Mentor

Parent Mentor

Sheila Raia, Parent Mentor
P 330.908.6219
F 330.468.0152
[email protected]

Please connect with me anytime you have questions, concerns or just need to talk.

A Parent Mentor is the parent of a child with a disability who assists school districts and families by providing training, support, and information services. The mission of the Ohio Parent Mentors is to provide the necessary support and resources to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them. The Nordonia Parent Mentor program is funded through a grant from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE).

Some of the services provided by the Parent Mentor include:

  • Guiding parents through the special education process including rights and responsibilities
  • Listening and providing support to families and staff
  • Providing information and resources
  • Attending IEP meetings and other meetings when requested
  • Conducting information sessions and workshops  


The Parent Mentor project has established an extensive resource library for parents and staff.  There are many books for children, teens, books on parenting and specific disabilities including LD and ADHD.  Contact the parent mentor office to borrow books or videos. 

Learn more about the Ohio Parent Mentor Program.

Connect with us! Nordonia Parent Mentor on Facebook and Twitter for upcoming events, updates and more.


A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education 
Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice
April 2017

Upcoming Events

Northern Summit County Youth Transition Expo has gone virtual!  Whether your student needs to learn more about post-secondary support services or vocational options after high school - there's something for you!

The expo is set up in ROOMS and by clicking on the LOGO, you'll hear the recorded interview with a representative from the agency/vendor. To learn more about the agency/vendor, click on the hyperlink below each logo.

Check out the Transition Expo until June 15, 2021.

PAC Workshop Series

SST-8 Parent Access Collaborative Workshop Series
9:30am - 1:30pm 
Hosted by Summit County Educational Service Center
420 Washington Avenue, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
Questions? Call Marianne Lesko, PAC Consultant
at 330.945.6634 x513927 or email [email protected]

All meetings require REGISTRATION at 
Go to News and Events, then Event Calendar and Select Meeting Date 
All PAC meetings will be virtual for 2020-21.

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