MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

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Sandi Melucci

 smelucci@kentschools.net

Sandi Melucci received her degree from Kent State University in Career Technical Education and is currently teaching Cosmetology at Theodore Roosevelt High School. A strong advocate for hands-on learning and involves her students in hair competitions, professional hair shows and personal in salon training from various licensed professionals in the field of Cosmetology. As she believes in involvement in school and community activities her students are presently preparing for RHS annual craft show as well as working behind the scenes for the theater.

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Danielle Wardell

dwardell@kentschools.net

Danielle Wardell received her Cosmetology license in 2005 from Theodore Roosevelt High School and then her bachelor’s degree in Spanish education from the University of Akron in 2010. After six years teaching Spanish, Danielle changed professions, returned to TRHS, and is currently the senior level Cosmetology instructor. She is a strong believer in hands-on, kinesthetic learning. She believes that communication is one of the most valuable skills in the salon and she focuses much of her teaching to that skill. Another valuable skill she tries to convey to her students is the importance of the community. Danielle’s students perform hair, skin, and nail services on members of the community at Rider Salon as well as sponsor a craft show every November for the city of Kent. Danielle is also an active member of Theodore Roosevelt High School acting as the Junior Class advisor and silent auction chair.

Kristen Vlajkovich

Kristen Vlajkovich

Kristin Vlajkovich received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bethany College, her teaching certificate in Integrated Language Arts from Notre Dame College, and her Master’s degree in Administration from Notre Dame College. She is currently teaching College Prep English 11 and 12 for the Cosmetology Program, Health Careers Program, and Business Management Program at Theodore Roosevelt High School. Kristin is also currently serving as the English department co-chair and has been working on curriculum mapping and alignment within the English courses. Within the classroom setting, Kristin believes it is important to connect the reading and writing aspects of the curriculum to her students’ selected career program, while making sure they are college or career ready. Students can expect to be challenged with their skill development, critical thinking, and analysis.