School of Education and Professional Studies faculty prepare local Teacher Pathways students for Educators Rising


Next month, five representatives from the School of Education and Professional Studies will serve as judges and presenters at the 2018 Educators Rising Ohio Conference in Columbus, Ohio. The conference will take place March 15 and 16 at Ohio Dominican University.

Since September of 2017, the School of Education and Professional Studies have been working side-by-side with high school and middle school students in local Teacher Pathways programs.

“We develop an awareness of career tech teacher pathway programs, their teachers and the student experience,” said Dr. Katharine Delavan, dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies. “We have established three articulation agreements as a result of our participation. It also allows us to recruit students personally into our program.”

Current LEC students previously participated in Auburn Career Center Teacher Pathways and Excel Tech in Beachwood and Mayfield.

Educators Rising is a non-profit organization that supports middle and high school students who aspire to a career in education. At its state conference, students connect with peers and engage in professional development such as public speaking, TED talks, lesson planning and literature competition. They may choose from 15 different competitions to win scholarships for college.

More than 80 students attended the Northeast Ohio Regional Workshop Series for Educators Rising held at LEC on October 6. Students from Parma High School, Auburn Career Center, Perry High School in Massillon, Maple Heights, Garfield Heights, Kent, Wayne JVS, Lorain JVS have participated.

At this year’s conference, Dr. Delavan, also an associate professor and the coordinator of LEC’s early childhood education major, will present “Multiple Pathways to Teacher Licensure.” Dr. Katie Krammer, associate professor and coordinator of special education, will present “Helping Students Help Themselves: Creating Independent Learners through Cognitive Strategy Instruction.”

Along with Director of Clinical Experiences and Partnerships Pamela Martin and adjunct faculty members Hannah Fairbanks and Dr. Nicole Mann, Drs. Delavan and Krammer will judge student competitions.

For more information, contact Dr. Katharine Delavan at

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