The Department of Learning & Teaching is responsible for supporting the creation, refinement and implementation of  the District’s PreK-12 curriculum, and helps to oversee teaching and learning across all Shaker schools. As an International Baccalaureate continuum district, the Shaker Heights Schools curriculum is designed to nurture, educate, and graduate civic-minded students who are creative thinkers and skillful problem solvers and who are actively engaged in our global and multicultural society. The Shaker curriculum is aligned to Ohio state learning standards and supports student academic, social and emotional skill development. 

The Learning & Teaching Department is comprised of the following District administrators and instructional leaders:

  • Dr. Marla Robinson, Chief Academic Officer
  • Ms. Elizabeth Kimmel, Director of Pupil Services
  • Dr. Erin Herbruck, Director of Primary Education
  • Ms. Micki Krantz, Director of Secondary Education 
  • Dr. John Moore, District IB Coordinator
  • Ms. Lauren Priestley, Curriculum & Instruction Technology Specialist

Learn more about these Learning & Teaching programs, resources and initiatives:

Contacts

Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Marla Robinson
robinson_m@shaker.org
216-295-4338

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Chief Academic Officer
Ms. Susan Scalabrino, M.A.
216-295-4332 

Director of Primary Education
Dr. Erin Herbruck
216-295-4728
 
Senior Administrative Assistant, Primary Education
Mrs. Cathy Mitro
mitro_c@shaker.org
216-295-4365 
 
Director of Secondary Education
Ms. Micki Krantz
216-295-4327 
 
Senior Administrative Assistant, Secondary Education
Mrs. Lisa Gibson
gibson_l@shaker.org
216-295-4308 
 
Director of Pupil Services
Ms. Elizabeth Kimmel
216-295-4311 
 
Senior Administrative Assistant, Pupil Services
Ms. Linda Williams
216-295-6234 
District IB Coordinator
Dr. John Moore
moore_j@shaker.org
216-295-6322

Curriculum & Instruction Technology Specialist
Mrs. Lauren Priestley
priestley_l@shaker.org
216-295-7148
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