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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:

Contacts

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

Senior Administrative Assistant to the Chief Academic Officer
Ms. Kiki Stout
216-295-4335 

Director of School Leadership
Dr. Erin Herbruck
216-295-4728
 
Director of Curriculum & Instruction
Dr. John Moore
216-295-4327 
 
Senior Administrative Assistant
Ms. Lisa Gibson
gibson_l@shaker.org
216-295-4308 

Senior Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cathy Mitro
mitro_c@shaker.org
216-295-4365 
 
Director of Exceptional Children
Ms. Elizabeth Kimmel
216-295-4311 
 
Senior Administrative Assistant, Exceptional Children
Ms. Linda Williams
216-295-6234 
 
Instructional Coach Liaison
Ms. Kristin Clark
216-295-4873

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