Spring 2019
  Sajit Zachariah:
A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Spring 2019 edition of Connections. In this edition of Connections, we are happy to continue to share the excellent work of our faculty, staff and students in research, teaching and the service to our community. The newsletter introduces our well-wishers to some of the individuals that have joined our team in the College of Education and Human Services. Thank you all for your continued support through dollars, time and ideas. Read More

New grant advances teaching fellows program   Dr. Dakota King-White one of Crain's Forty Under 40

Cleveland State University has received a new grant from the Cleveland Foundation to continue its highly successful Teaching Fellows program, a unique student teaching initiative conducted in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Read More


Dakota King-White is passionate about helping children succeed and giving the adults who work with those children the tools they need to support that. King-White was working as a school counselor when she went back to school for her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, which she earned at the University of Toledo. Read More

Welcome Dr. Katie Clonan-Roy to the Department of Curriculum and Foundations   Dr. Tachelle Banks appointed to East Cleveland Schools Intervention Panel

Dr. Katie Clonan-Roy joins the Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Foundations. She started her career in education as a high school science teacher in the District of Columbia’s public schools, and completed her doctorate in Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Read More


The "Academic Distress Commission" for the East Cleveland school district - a panel that will take control of the struggling district from the local school board - is starting to take shape. State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria announced the three members he is appointing to the five-person board according to an Ohio Department of Education press release. Read More

Academic Advisor Nancy Ciganko retires after more than two decades at CSU   Courtney Glover joins the Education Student Services Center

The Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services congratulates longtime Academic Advisor Nancy Ciganko on her retirement. Nancy retired in October 2018 from her role in the Education Student Services Center after 21 years of dedication and service to countless students at Cleveland State. Read More


Courtney Glover has joined the Education Student Services Center (ESSC) as an academic advisor in the Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services. Courtney began her career at Cleveland State in October 2015 in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. She taught history and religion at Lutheran High School East in Cleveland Heights before arriving at CSU. Read More

CSU works with local schools to help them earn STEM school designation   Alumni, faculty, staff and students volunteer at Kids’ Book Bank

Cleveland State University’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine (STEMM) Education Center worked with a trio of schools to help them earn official STEM school designation from the state of Ohio. Gesu Catholic School in University Heights, Boulevard Elementary School in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District and Orchard STEM School in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District were all selected as part of the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) Class of 2018. Read More


The Cleveland State University College of Education and Human Services had a great time volunteering in October at the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank. The Office of Field Services along with the Education Alumni Group organized a volunteer event where students, faculty and staff sorted and boxed books to help put in the hands of kids in need throughout Greater Cleveland. Read More


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