ABOUT BROSS CENTER

  • 1. INTEGRITY. We are committed to our words by action. We are accountable to the families we serve, our staff and the community at large. For us, honesty is not just the best option — it’s the only option.
  • 2. EXCELLENCE. We are committed to the highest quality of teaching and leadership utilizing research based methods, a holistic approach to services and well-informed decisions.
  • 3. INCLUSIVENESS. We are committed to actively cultivating a welcoming and inclusive environment. Valuing and encouraging diverse ideas from many sources results in not only in a more well-rounded learning experience, but more importantly, in ensuring all youth and families feel valued and respected.
  • 4. POTENTIAL. We are committed to helping every youth realize their potential as healthy, contributing members of Greater Cincinnati and beyond.
  • 5. INNOVATION. We are committed to connecting academic lessons to real world experiences. Through our personal insights, experiences, learnings, and understandings, we will implement effective solutions to challenges and continuously identify opportunities for improvement among our leadership, teachers and tutors.
  • 6. COLLABORATION. We are committed to collaborating with others, coming from a place of respect and generosity, honoring different opinions and hoping they will do the same. We model support for one another and celebrate our successes.

MISSION

The Mission of Bross Center for Learning is to advocate for and address the educational, behavioral and functional well-being of children across the Greater Cincinnati region.

VISION

Bross Center for Learning will be the model learning center for children who need an indivialized education that capitalizes on their strengths while also addressing their social emotional health and well-being.

Jennifer Bross, Ed. S

Center Director

Jennifer@BrossCenter.com
(513) 535-6998

Jennifer Bross has been a school psychologist for 12 years and has worked in public schools as well as private and charter school settings. Jennifer attained her intervention specialist coursework through Miami University’s Alternative Educator Licensure in 2010. Jennifer and her husband, Marty, formed Bross Center as a way to meet the needs of children and their families in Cincinnati.

Erika Victory, M.Ed

Instructional Design & Technology Coordinator
Licensed Online & Blended Learning Teacher

Erika Victory is a 20-year veteran classroom teacher, reading intervention specialist, and private tutor. She has worked at the Bross Center since 2015. Her passion is designing curriculum accessible to all students showcasing growth, increasing confidence, fostering independence, building resilience, and teaching life skills. As a mother of seven, including two with Autism, all of Erika’s robust high-quality digital content adheres to the principles of UDL, Section 508 compliance, and the Quality Matters rubric.

Erika is also a leader in and advocate for the RTI and the MTSS process. She is trained in many multi-sensory reading intervention programs including Orton-Gillingham. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, decorating, traveling, swimming, hiking, and volunteering.

Danielle Kessinger

Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Behavior Consultant

Danielle Kessinger is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She specializes in the treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities and Autism. She has many years of experience working with students between the ages of 2 and 20 years old. She finder her work extremely rewarding when she sees her clients’ education and quality of life improve.

Shonda Malik

Music Therapist

Bio coming soon!

Carrie Sttenbergen, SLP

Speech & Language Therapist

Carrie Sttenbergen is a knowledgeable SLP with Therapy Works. She brings her talents to the Bross Center using a variety of strategies including PROMPT therapy. Carrie’s work with our students has been instrumental in their speech and language growth.

Michelle Dicristoforo

Occupational Therapist

Michele DiCristoforo is an Occupational Therapist (OT) with twenty years of experience working with children of all ages. While attending Xavier University for OT, Michele also received her Masters in Education. Prior to this, Michele earned a BA in English. Michele uses a unique approach in evaluating and working with children. She is trained in multiple approaches that allow her to look deeply into the root cause of children’s challenges. THese include extensive primitive reflex assessment and treatment, Bal-A-Vis-X, Brain Gym, S’Cool Moves for Learning, Sensory Integration, Rhythmic Movement, and more. Michele is currently taking courses in dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia. Understanding that play is the work of children, Michele makes therapy enjoyable for children.

In addition to being a pediatric therapist, Michele also teaches English to homeschool students. Teaching and doing therapy are her two passions. When she is not working, Michele is busy taking care of her four children. She enjoys creating healthy food, walking, and reading books.

Melissa Winterrod

Licensed School Counselor

Bio coming soon!

Jill McDonough, M.Ed

Intervention Specialist

Jill McDonough has worked as an intervention specialist for 25 years in public school settings, private university and clinical settings, as well as private 1:1 sessions with children, teens and adults. Jill attained a Bachelors Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disabilities from St. John’s University in New York. Jill possesses a wealth of knowledge in children with special needs and specializes in behavior and language development.