Peer Mentors

Our program is blessed to have wonderful teachers, who give their expertise, time and energy to our kids. These dedicated folks come to Woodford Paideia on Tuesday afternoons after a full day of teaching at other schools – we can’t thank them enough for their commitment.

One of our teachers is John Caliguri, the orchestra director at Walnut Hills High School, and recently, he brought some of his high school students to help out! Our kids were treated to an inspiring performance of Haydn’s “Lark” Quartet by kids only a few years older than they are, and then got to work on their own pieces, with the high school kids teaching alongside our faculty.

It was great to see our students get a taste of what they could be doing in a few years, as well as the excitement of the Walnut kids sharing what they love doing so well – kudos to all of them and John for their very high level of playing! Having these peer mentors are a wonderful and inspiring experience for our students (and the teachers!), and we’re especially excited that some of them have decided to come back regularly to help out!

We’re very grateful for all our wonderful teachers and volunteers - we couldn't do this without them! Please consider supporting their work with a donation to our education program – thank you!

Nat Chaitkin