The JB Team

Faculty & Staff

Experienced and passionate teachers bring Julie Billiart Schools' educational philosophy to life with their compassion, creativity, and understanding of how each of our students learn. The teaching staff delivers a personalized curriculum to ensure every child's academic and social learning needs are met. Held to the highest standards, the majority of our teaching staff are licensed intervention specialists; most have master's degrees and all have extensive experience in special education learning environments.
Another integral part of the JB staff is a team of skilled therapists and behavior specialists that support the physical, emotional, and social growth of our students. Working in tandem with the teaching staff, physical, occuptional, speech, art and music therapists help us provide a whole-child approach to education that helps maximize the overall success of our students. 
JB staff and faculty often describe their roles at JB as a "calling" rather than a job and it truly shows in their loyalty and commitment to the students and families of Julie Billiart Schools. 

Leadership Team

President Lannie Davis Frecker             
Lannie Davis-Frecker       Jodi Johnston                      Jason Wojnicz
President/CEO                 JB Lyndhurst Prinicpal         JB Akron Prinicpal 
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Staff Directory

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Featured Faculty 

Melissa Albin 

First grade teacher Melissa Albin says her favorite thing about teaching is “how excited the kids get when they master a skill.” As a 9-year veteran of JB Lyndhurst, Melissa has seen the insides of both the school’s first and third-grade class rooms. “I love the feel of community here at JB. It’s a unique culture where staff, families and students all work together to find the ‘right fit’ for each child.” she said.

Melissa earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from John Carroll University and continued on to Cleveland State University to pursue her master’s degree in special education. She was drawn to the field of special education because of the relationship she has with her cousin. “She has down syndrome.” said Melissa. “I used to go to her bowling events and found myself more happy and fulfilled working with the special needs population than I did in the general education setting.” 

“Her sense of humor enables her to develop great rapport with her students.” said JB Lyndhurst Principal, Jodi Johnston. “Her students respond wonderfully to her positive and encouraging attitude. She really gets to know each one of them, their interests, their families and what makes them laugh. It all makes quite an impact on the students and their families.”

When not in the classroom, Melissa enjoys warm outdoor weather activities with friends and family, planting LOTS of flowers, and, when she can stay awake long enough, reading and watching TV.

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