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Dr. Christopher Rateno

Dr. Christopher RatenoPart-Time Faculty

"Future and current school leaders will gain the knowledge and skills to understand and utilize data to identify school improvement needs and make informed decisions in making change"

Degrees Held

  • Ed.D. – Youngstown State University, 2019
  • M.Ed. – Cleveland State University, 2005
  • B.S. – John Carroll University, 1999

Career Highlights

  • Director of Student Data and Accountability – Shaker Heights City School District, 2017 – present
  • Principal – LaMuth Middle School, 2009–2017
  • High School Assistant Principal – Riverside Campus and Crestwood High School
  • Biology Teacher – Nordonia High School

Links to share?

Follow me on twitter @c_rateno

In which online degree programs do you teach?

M.S.Ed. – Educational Administration (With Principal Licensure Option)

Which classes do you teach online?

EDAD 6948: Data Driven School Improvement and Program Evalu

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

Future and current school leaders will gain the knowledge and skills to understand and utilize data to identify school improvement needs and make informed decisions in making change. Students will learn the nature of multiple data sources to identify patterns, trends and improvement needs, conduct descriptive analysis, monitor and correct progress and demonstrate success to stakeholders.

I would also like them to begin to establish a network of colleagues to learn from as they begin their journey into school leadership.

What advice would you give to those considering the online M.S.Ed. – Educational Administration program?

As you work to complete the tasks associated with this course, try to select a problem that is relevant to your current work and will build on your experiences as a school leader.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that educators face today?

The balance between a high-stakes testing culture and preparing all students with the essential skills to be future ready

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"What Great Principals Do Differently: 18 Things That Matter Most" by Beth and Todd Whitaker

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