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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 Exceptional Children
  • Dr. Erin Herbruck, Director of School Leadership
  • Dr. John Moore, Director of Curriculum & Instruction
  • Ms. Kristin Clark, Instructional Coach Liaison 
  • Ms. Lauren Priestley, Curriculum & Instruction Technology Specialist

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


Chief Academic Officer
Dr. Marla Robinson

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Chief Academic Officer
Ms. Kiki Stout

Director of School Leadership
Dr. Erin Herbruck
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. John Moore
Senior Administrative Assistant
Ms. Lisa Gibson

Senior Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cathy Mitro
Director of Exceptional Children
Ms. Elizabeth Kimmel
Senior Administrative Assistant, Exceptional Children
Ms. Linda Williams
Instructional Coach Liaison
Ms. Kristin Clark

Curriculum & Instruction Technology Specialist
Ms. Lauren Priestley
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