Students Return for Onsite/Hybrid Learning

Onsite learning for students in Grades PreK-12 has resumed. Click on "Read more" for more information.
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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 Pupil Services
  • Dr. Erin Herbruck, Director of Primary Education
  • Ms. Micki Krantz, Director of Secondary Education 
  • Dr. John Moore, District IB Coordinator
  • 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 Primary Education
Dr. Erin Herbruck
Senior Administrative Assistant, Primary Education
Mrs. Cathy Mitro
Director of Secondary Education
Ms. Micki Krantz
Senior Administrative Assistant, Secondary Education
Mrs. Lisa Gibson
Director of Pupil Services
Ms. Elizabeth Kimmel
Senior Administrative Assistant, Pupil Services
Ms. Linda Williams

District IB Coordinator
Dr. John Moore
Instructional Coach Liaison
Ms. Kristin Clark

Curriculum & Instruction Technology Specialist
Mrs. Lauren Priestley
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