Face to Face Courses – Fall 2019
Dr. Christina Bauer
Dr. Bauer serves preK-12 teachers and students as an Instructional Technology Specialist in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District. She is a former elementary school teacher with National Board Certification. She is also a Google Certified Trainer and Educator (Levels 1 & 2).
Dr. Katie Krammer
Dr. Katie Krammer has been an Associate Professor of Special Education and the Coordinator of the Special Education License Program at Lake Erie College since 2009. Dr. Krammer holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education, a Master’s of Science in Education with an emphasis in Deaf Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Special Education with an emphasis in Teacher Education all from the University of Kansas.
Rae Grady has been working in the field of Prevention for over 30 years. She has a M. Ed. In Counseling and has provided trainings for educators, social service professionals, first responders and parents on mental illness, alcohol and other drugs and wellness. She is a nationally certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid and has provided over 30 MHFA youth and adult trainings. She has worked as the Community Outreach Specialist at the Lake Co. ADAMHS Board for the last six years.
Richard Benz taught all levels of biology and served as the science department chair for almost 34 years at Wickliffe High. Mr. Benz also taught Environmental Science at Lake Erie College. Mr. Benz is the author of Ecology and Evolution, Islands of Change, (NSTA Press), a teacher’s guide to the Galapagos IMAX film and the student on-line activities for WGBH/PBS Evolution series. He was named as the top science teacher in Ohio by the Ohio Academy of Science in 1987 and by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation in 2004.
Sarah Rivera received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from Lake Erie College and her Master of Education in Life Sciences from John Carroll University. She has been a classroom teacher for 6 years, with the last 3 years spent as the Science/STEM Teacher at Perry High School. Recently she was honored to receive the Lubrizol Lake County STEM Teacher of the Year Award. When she is not innovating in the classroom, she spends time writing curriculum for VentureLab and NextLesson, cooking, running, and spending time with her husband, 3 crazy dogs, and her young son.
Amy Roediger has taught for Mentor Local Schools since 1996 as a Chemistry and Physical Science teacher. She has led a department of 22 teachers for almost ten years. In addition, she serves as an Instructional Coach for her district. Amy was a 2016 recipient of Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). She is a Google Trainer and an Apple Teacher.
Melissa Solema began teaching with Euclid City Schools in 2003 as an elementary and instructional technology educator focusing on curriculum development, design, and teacher leadership. She transitioned to INFOhio as Instructional Team Specialist in 2018 where she supports teacher professional development and technology integration outreach through the use instructional materials aligned with INFOhio digital resources. She is also a Level 2 Google Certified Educator.
Dr. John Spiesman, MSW
An educator and social worker in the Cleveland, Ohio, area, John is presently the Director of the Student Success Center at Lake Erie College. John holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Lake Erie College, a Doctor of Education from Youngstown State University, and a Master of Social Work from Cleveland State University. John has served in Geneva Schools for 30 years as a para-professional, teacher and a principal. He has a small private practice in the Northeast Ohio area.
Online Courses - Fall 2019
Brittany is a Lake Erie College Alumni. She graduated from LEC with a degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Spanish. Brittany is currently a second-grade teacher for Hudson City School District. While teaching, she has earned two Master's Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as, Educational Leadership. She has a love for learning and teaching that shines through in her accomplishments. Brittany is a leader in her district, she is the Science Grade Level Coordinator, Building Leadership Team member, and is a member of the Response to Intervention Team for her grade level.
Christopher DeMario has 10 years of Special Education classroom experience working with students with emotional and learning disabilities, in grades K-12. Chris has worked with his students to deal with impulse control, anxiety issues, as well as learning and attention deficits. Chris is well versed in behavior modification programs and has helped implement Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports systems in different school programs. Chris is also the Curriculum Coordinator at Customizable Professional Development and has worked with thousands of teachers across the country in improving their pedagogical skills, integrating technology into the classroom and increasing their capacity to meet the needs of students with special education services.
Mike DeMario has over 10 years of Special Education classroom experience working with students with emotional and learning disabilities. Mike has worked with his students to deal with impulse control, anxiety issues, as well as learning and attention deficits. Mike has obtained a Masters in Education - Curriculum and Instruction from Trident University as well as a Masters in LIberal Arts with a concentration in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook. Mike has recently earned his certification as a work based learning coordinator to assist students with developing vocational skills that will prepare them for the 21st Century workplace. Mike founded Customizable Professional Development in 2014 and has worked with thousands of teachers across the country in improving their pedagogical skills, integrating technology into the classroom and increasing their capacity to meet the needs of students with special education services.
Dr. Beth Walsh-Moorman
Beth Walsh-Moorman is an assistant professor of Literacy at Lake Erie College. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University with a literacy specialization in 2018; before that, she worked for 20 years as a high school English teacher. Beth also serves as the editor of the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts and her research interests include adolescent literacy and digital literacies.
Joelle Warsh is the District Wide Instructional Technology Coordinator for the 5th largest school district in Colorado. She has Ohio roots and had been the K-6 and K-12 Technology Coordinator for Chagrin Falls Schools. Her BS in Elementary Education is from the University of Wisconsin and MEd is in Curriculum and Instruction in Computer Uses in Education.
Andrew Unterweiser has over 18 years of Physical Education and Health classroom experience working with students from general education courses to adapted physical education classes for students with physical and emotional disorders. Andrew has worked with his students to deal with impulse control, anxiety issues, as well as learning and attention deficits. Andrew has obtained a Masters in Health Education from Hofstra University. Andrew has been a curriculum developer and course facilitator with Customizable Professional Development since 2016 and has worked with thousands of teachers and coaches across the country in improving their pedagogical skills, integrating technology into their classroom and increasing their capacity to meet the needs of their students academically, socially, physically and emotionally.
Dr. Lynne Nagy
Dr. Lynne Nagy is a problem-solving master with a focus on education. Through various experiences such as Outward Bound, Lynne discovered that her passion is how individuals learn, create and ultimately play and work with others. Lynne earned her Master’s in Experiential Learning at Minnesota State University and then went on to obtain her PhD in Learning and Development from Cleveland State University.