On site education is provided by Hittle
House and Westwood Preparatory Academy. Highly Qualified Teachers (HQT) provide hands-on, differentiated instruction in English, Math, Science, and Social
Studies. WPA offers an on-site Director/Principal, a Special Education Coordinator, an Intervention Specialist, a Career Technical Education Program, a Transition Coach, Speech and
Occupational Therapy Services, and a Martial Arts Program.
WPA Education Staff:
Tamara Rieser, Director of Education
Mrs. Rieser holds a Master of Education degree from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Education degree from
Ohio Dominican College. She worked as a teacher from 1993 - 2017. She became the Director of Education at WPA and has been in her position at Hittle House since 2018.
Heather Hayden-Carey, English Teacher
Mrs. Hayden-Carey holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State Universtity. She has been educating
students from 1998 - present. She has been teaching at Hittle House since 2015.
Jodi Johnson, Math Teacher
Ms. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University and obtained her
teaching certification from Ohio Dominican College. She began her teaching career in 2004 and has been teaching at Hittle House since 2019.
Justin Lemmermen, Science and Social Studies Teacher
Mr Lemmermen holds a Bachelor of Science in Education degree and an Associate of Arts degree from The Ohio State
University. He joined the teaching team at Hittle House in 2020.
Ken Ehrman, Special Education Coordinator
Mr. Ehrman holds a Master of Educational Leadership and Administration degree from Ashland University. He holds a
Master of Education, Intervention Specialist degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He holds a Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from The Ohio State University. He has been
educating students from 1989-present. He has been working with the education team at Hittle House since 2019.
Christian McCloskey, Intervention Specialist
Mr. McCloskey holds a Master of Education degree and was certified in
Special Education from Ohio Dominican University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Comprehensive Social Studies, and Sociology from the University of Mount Union. He holds a Five-Year Licensure
Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist (K-12) and five-year licensure in Comprehensive High School Social Studies (7-12). Mr. McCloskey has been teaching since 1999 and has been with Westwood
Preparatory Academy since 2017. He joined the Hittle House team this year, 2020.
Stephanie Leasure, Career Technical Education Teacher
Ms. Leasure holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University
and is currently completing a Master of Education at Bowling Green State University. Ms. Leasure joined the Hittle House teaching team in 2020.
Jennifer Randle/Sensei, Martial Arts Teacher
Ms. Randle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University in 1993
and has worked in academic publishing since 2001. She continues to work as a copy editor for scientific journals. She holds belts in multiple martial arts disciplines, including kung fu and Brazilian
jiu jitsu and has competed internationally. She has been teaching Therapeutic Martial Arts at Hittle House since 2016.
Jennifer Ketzer, Transition Coach
Ms. Ketzer holds a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in
Family Studies from Miami University. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She has been a part of the school team at Hittle House since 2013.