ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - Ohio University Eastern recently announced the hiring of Kim Ciroli, M. A., as a lecturer in early childhood education. Ciroli comes to OUE from the Union Local School District, where she was employed as a special needs teacher.
Ciroli attended Ohio University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in education. She then continued to Nova Southeastern for a Master of Arts in elementary reading.
Ciroli has participated in numerous leadership activities during her professional career. She has made presentations at the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children Conference and the Ohio Early Childhood and School Age Conference.
Ciroli was one of fifty teachers in the state of Ohio to study the Reggio Emilia Approach to Education and later co-facilitated a study group related to this educational approach. She also earned an early education of the handicapped license at Ohio State University.
"Our students will benefit greatly from Kim's extensive experience teaching in local schools," said Ohio University Eastern Dean Paul Abraham. "In addition, she already has a head start in working with our education majors, having taught as an adjunct and serving as a host teacher for our students over the past several years."
Ciroli is excited to be a part of Ohio University's Eastern Campus. "I love the positive atmosphere at OUE," she said. "Everyone is pulling in the same direction and the students are the beneficiary."
Ciroli and her husband, Tony, who teaches at St. Clairsville High School, live in Bethesda with their children, Kiley and Trey.