Michael Shoaf

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Superintendent, Rocky River School District

Rocky River, Ohio

Michael Shoaf is entering his 10th year as superintendent of the Rocky River School District. Shoaf completed both his bachelor of science in education and master of arts degrees at The Ohio State University, earned an educational specialist degree from Kent State University, and completed his doctoral studies at Youngstown State University.

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Posted Nov. 18, 2016

My District Has a New Way of Hiring Teachers and Guess What, It’s Working

Many factors are responsible for student academic success including meaningful instruction and engaged learning, parental involvement and professional development for…

By Michael Shoaf

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Posted Aug. 22, 2017

These Two Sisters Aren’t Afraid to Get Messy If It Means Better Schools for Philadelphia’s Kids

“Don’t mess it up.” Those words rode the bus with Quibila Divine in the late 1960s and early ’70s from North Philadelphia to the predominantly…

By Tre Johnson

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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