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

Art for All: The Most Magical Craft Fair on Earth!

Celebrate the creative abilities of all!  

Join us on Saturday, October 9 from 1-3pm at the Twinsburg Community Center.

Artwork from students in grades PreK to Grade 6 will be displayed at the event.

Presented by the Parent Mentors of Hudson, Nordonia and Twinsburg in partnership with Twinsburg Recreation.

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 & Events > Event Calendar > Select Meeting Date.

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