Rainbows Within Reach

Classroom

Debbie Clement is an Arts Enrichment Specialist serving young children and their families, often children with special needs. Her twenty years of experience demonstrate her passion for teaching and her love of children. An educator as well as a singer-songwriter, in 1998 Debbie was awarded the Ella Lyman Cabot Trust award for preschool music serving children with special needs.

Hear what the professionals have to say about Debbie:

"Debbie shines brightest when she interacts with children. She provides developmentally appropriate activities which reinforce growth of the 'whole child.' Music is her magic! Children, parents, teachers, and staff members have all been delighted by her enriching music classes." --Rita Manley Jordan, M. A.; CCC-Speech/Language Pathology

"Our five special needs preschool classrooms are comprised of three to six year olds from a variety of backgrounds. Seventy-five percent have been identified with special needs. Developmental levels vary even more than the ages. Debbie performed for each group for thirty minutes with children and adults asking for more. This was an accomplishment since we are working with many of the children to increase their attention spans from three to five minutes… Every child had an opportunity to participate regardless of abilities or physical limitations… She had a lasting impact on students and teachers alike."
--Bonnie Hurless, M. Ed.; Van Wert County Educational Service Center

Performance/Career Highlights
--Children's Hospital, Columbus
--Ohio Head Start Association
--Greater Columbus Arts Festival
--Council for Exceptional Children
--Marysville Women's Prison: Girl Scout Day Camp
--Center for Abused Children, Augusta, GA.
--Midwest Assoc. for the Ed. of Young Children
--Mildenhall A.F.B. Childcare, England
--Columbus Parks & Recreation
--Very Special Arts Festivals
--Professional Association for Retardation
--Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center
--Perry Co. Library -- Week of the Young Child
--OSU: Nisonger Center --
--County Boards of MRDD
--GCAC Artist-in-School Program