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Ohio Coordinators

Deborah E. Morin (EPFP 82-83)
The Center for Educational Leadership
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
(216) 687.9209
FAX (216) 875.9966

Dr. Deborah Morin is the Director of the Center for Educational Leadership at Cleveland State University, established in February 2008 to develop and sustain culturally sensitive, empathetic, and competent leaders for 21st century schools. Presently, the Center hosts an interdisciplinary Masters Degree program in Organizational Leadership and the Inspired Leaders Principal Licensure program, an alternative pathway to principal licensure. Previously, Dr. Morin was the founding Executive Director of the First Ring Leadership Academy, a nationally recognized leadership development and principal licensure program.

Dr. Morin was Assistant Professor and Director of Curriculum and Instruction Programs at Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts. As a Senior Lecturer, she developed and instructed graduate education programs for educators across the country. Before her university work, Dr. Morin held positions as an Elementary School Principal in Beachwood, Ohio, and Westwood, Massachusetts. She also was a Gifted Education Supervisor for the Cuyahoga County Board of Education, where she developed gifted education programs for inner-ring and suburban school districts in the Cleveland metropolitan area.

Dr. Morin began her career as a teacher in Harwich, Massachusetts, and later moved to Bexley, Ohio where she taught second grade and developed Bexley's flagship gifted program, one of the first programs funded by the Ohio Department of Education. She is serving her second term as an appointed member on the Ohio Credential Review Board established by the State Board of Education to assess individuals pursuing alternative routes to educator licensure. Dr. Morin also serves as a Director and Officer on the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, serving as a Vice-Chair of CCWA's Education Committee which has emerged as a central force in the development of global awareness and international education not only in the Cleveland metropolitan area, but throughout the state of Ohio. 

Dr. Morin earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education and her Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Organizational Communication at Kent State University. Dr. Morin participated in the 1982-83 Ohio EPFP.



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