Joan Annette Walker (Joanie )
 Title: Assistant Professor Practice
 Dept: Counseling, Administration, Supervision & Adult Learning
 Office: JH 283
 Phone: 216-687-3693,  1-216-987-369
 Email: j.a.walker54@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 283, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
School Climate, School Culture, Communication, Female Leadership, Education Administration, School Data Analysis, School Safety, Relational Leadership, Leadership for Learning, Gender and School Leadership, Professional Learning Communities, Resident Educator Program, and Student Management.
 
Education:
Ed.D., Educational Administration, University of Akron, 1999
M.S., Secondary Administration, University of Akron, 1994
B.S., Business Education, University of Akron, 1984
 
Brief Bio:
Dr. Walker is Professor of Practice for the CASAL (Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning) Department at Cleveland State University.  In her role as Professor of Practice, she serves as a teacher and advisor for Masters and Doctorate students in school administration. She also assists the Center for Educational Leadership as an instructor; Coach for the Institute for Premier Leadership; and assists with the Education Policy Fellowship Program.  

Dr. Walker has thirty years experience in secondary education including nine years as a business teacher and gymnastics coach and 21 years as a high school administrator.  During her high school administration experience she served:  Riverside Local (Assistant Principal), Mentor High School (Unit Principal), Bedford High School (Principal), and Avon Lake High School (Principal).

Dr. Walker attended Tremont Elementary, Lincoln Junior, and is a graduate of Lincoln-West High School.  She earned her Bachelor¿s of Science in Business Education, Master¿s in Secondary Administration, and Doctorate of Education in Educational Administration from The University of Akron.  Her doctoral studies research included communication, school climate, and female leadership.

Dr. Walker is an active member of OASSA (Ohio Association of School Administrators) and NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Administrators) where she has been a conference presenter on a variety of topics for Aspiring Administrator¿s, Assistant Principals, and Principals.  She has her Superintendent's license and is both OTES and OPES trained.  She is trained in Marzano's Art & Science of Teaching and Rick and Beck Dufour's Professional Learning Communities.
 
Honors and Awards:
NASSP 2006 and 2013 Ohio High School Principal of the Year Award.
National High School Recognition (America's Top High Schools) - (2009-2015)
Ohio Educational Policy Fellowship Program Participant.
Bedford High School PTSA Educator of the Year Award.
Woodrow W. Shipley Memorial Award - Bedford City Schools.
School and Community Standard of Excellence Award - Riverside Local Schools.
Martha Holden Jennings Scholarship Award.
Joseph Messouri Memorial Award (Compatibility)
Buckeye Girl's State (American Legion Auxiliary)
 
Creative and Activities:
School Climate and School Culture.
 
Research Interests:
School Climate, Female Leadership, and Communication.
 
Teaching Areas:
Courses for students that are working on their Master's and Doctorate in Educational Administration as well as principal license.
 
Professional Affiliations:
NASSP - National Association of Secondary School Principals
OASSA - Ohio Association Secondary School Administrators
 
Professional Experience:
Avon Lake High School - Principal (9 years)
Bedford High School - Principal (4 years)
Mentor High School - Unit Principal (6 years)
Riverside High School - Assistant Principal (2 years)

Business Teacher:
Chagrin Falls High School, Aurora High School, Medina High School.
 
Professional Service:
Presenter at OASSA (Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators).
 
Community Service:
Supporter of Make-A-Wish (2002 - Present).
Junior Achievement.