School of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Policy
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH - Doctorate Degree, 2010
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH - Master’s in Educational Administration, May 2000
Bowling Green State University - Bowling Green, OH -Bachelor of Science, May 1997
Teaching Professor - Bowling Green State University, August 2022 - Present
Superintendent - Maumee City Schools, August 2016 – July 2022
Assistant Superintendent - Maumee City Schools, August 2015 - July 2016
Executive Director - Bowling Green City Schools, August 2012 - July 2015
Assistant Superintendent - Springfield Local Schools, August 2011 - July 2012
Director of Instruction and Technology - Springfield Local Schools, July 2008 - July 2011
Elementary Principal - Springfield Local School, August 2000 - June 2008
Intervention Specialist - Springfield Local Schools, August 1997 - July 2000
EDL 4090: Teaching as a Profession
EDL 6250: School Culture & Instructional/Professional Development
EDL 6300: Leadership Practicum I
EDL 7300: Leadership Practicum II
Board of Education - Superintendent Relations
Employment Practices – School Leadership Positions
Ingle, W. K., & Cramer, T. (2013). Not just accountability: A cost effectiveness analysis of third grade reading diagnostic tools, in B.G. Barnett, A.R. Shoho, & A.J. Bowers (Eds.), School and district leadership in an era of accountability–International Research on School Leadership Volume 4 (pp. 143-171). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Ingle, W. K., & Cramer, T. (2012). A cost effectiveness analysis of third grade reading diagnostic tools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education Finance and Policy, Boston, Massachusetts.
Cramer, T. (2010). PREDICTING STUDENT SUCCESS ON THE THIRD GRADE READING ACHIEVEMENT ASSESSMENT IN OHIO. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/
Cramer, T., Pauken, P., Brown, A. Kalaf-Hughes, C., Bustos, A., Boyle, E., Peeples,C. (2021, September 8). Honesty in Education Forum. [Virtual Presentation]. Bowling Green, OH, United States.
Cramer, T., Kidd, P. (2021, June 9). Teacher Leadership in Today’s Schools. [Virtual Presentation]. Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit, Columbus, OH, United States.
Cramer, T., Kidd, P. (2021, June 9). Building Relationships in Schools. [Virtual Presentation]. Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit, Columbus, OH, United States.
Cramer, T. (2020). Building a Quality Improvement Process Focused on Relationships. Association for Process and Quality Control, Annual Knowledge Management Conference, Houston, TX, United States.
Burda, L., Cramer, T., Dugan, J., Lee, S. (2019). Building a Strong Safety Infrastructure. Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference, Columbus, OH, United States.
Cramer, T., Cross, A., Lee, S. (2017) Collaborative Structures That Work. Ohio School Boards Association Capital Conference, Columbus, OH, United States.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE / MEMBERSHIP
Current Member of the Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Current Member of the Ohio School Boards Association
Current Member of the Substance Abuse Intervention League
Current President - Rotary Club of Maumee
Former (2021-2022) Region 1 Director - Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Former (2020-2022) President of Coalition for Advocacy of PreK-12 Educators
Former (2017-2022) Member – Maumee Chamber of Commerce
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
- EDL 4090: Organization and Administration of Education
- EDLS 7010: Organizational Change
- EDL 6250: School Culture and Instructional/Professional Development
- EDL 6260: Leadership and Law in Special Education
- EDL 7320: Personnel Administration in Education
- EDL 7360: Educational Facilities Planning and Management
- EDL 7960: Leadership Practicum/District Internship II
- EDLS 7310: Diversity and Cultural Leadership
- EDLS 7750: Proposal Development
MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
- EDA 8283: Educational leadership
- EDA 8383: Ethical decision making
- EDF 3423: Exploring diversity through writing
- EDL 8223: Principal internship II
- EDL 8233: Principal internship III
- EDF 8393: History of Education in the United States
- EDL 8123: Principles of Educational Leadership
- EDL 8193: Principles of Educational Environments
- EDL 8213: Principal Internship I
- EDL 8423: School Leadership
- EDL 8433: Using Data for School Improvement
- Barriers to School Reform
- Educational Policy
- Innovative Instructional Practices
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND GRANTS
Johnson, P, Willis, C, Jackson May, J, LaVenia, K (January. 2018) BGSU Career Technical Leadership Preparation Program Grant funded by Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Department of Higher Educaion (total budget $87,122)
PAPERS READ TO PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
LaVenia, K., Willis, C. (November 2017). Current Needs in Educational Research: Experts Speak Out via e-Delphi Study. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, Denver, CO.
Willis, C, (2015). Using student work products to evaluate learning How the studio model of learning was implemented in two American settings. In G. Mazurkiewicza (ed.) Uczóca sie szkota: Od rozwouju jednostek do rozwoju wspólnoty. Krakow, Poland: Jagiellonian University Press.
Willis, C, Brocato, K. (2015). Issues of superintendent preparation in disadvantaged areas: Considering the usefulness of the educational doctorate. In V. Stead (Ed.) The Education Doctorate (Ed.D.): Issues of access, diversity, social justice, and community leadership – Higher education theory, policy, and praxis Volume 5. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing
Brocato, K, Willis, C, Dechart, K, (2014). Longitudinal data use: Ideas for district, building, and classroom leaders. In B.G. Barnett, A.R. Shoho, & A.J. Bowers (Eds.) Using data in schools to inform leadership and decision making – International Research on School Leadership Volume 5. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.
Ingle, W., Willis, C., Herd, A. (2017). Defining “Comparable”: An analysis of reduction in force provisions in Ohio school districts. Journal of Educational Leadership 27(1), 68-93
Willis, C., Ingle, W (2016) Profiles of merit pay provisions in Ohio school districts, Leadership and Policy in Schools
Willis, C, Ingle, W. (2015). “Who has time for this?” Negotiating the role of instructional supervision and evaluation, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 18(1), 66-77
Ingle, W, Willis, C, Fritz, J (2015). Collective bargaining agreement provisions in the wake of Ohio Teacher Evaluation System legislation, Educational Policy, The 2015 Politics of Education Association Yearbook. 29(1), 18-50
Willis, C. (Dec 2014). The Ohio teacher evaluation system and social studies teachers, Ohio Social Studies Review 51(2), 2-7
Willis, C. (2011). High stakes testing and the moral decision of leaders.
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 14(4), 47-53
Program Coordinator for Leadership Studies Doctoral Program 2016-present
Personnel Committee 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Member, EDHD Technology Committee 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Member of Chief Information Officer Advisory Board 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Member of Graduate Council 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Chair of Graduate College Dean Evaluation Committee Spring 2018
BGSU’s Plenum Representative to the University Council on Educational Administration 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018
Editorial Board Member for Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 2014-2018
Ad Hoc Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership (Acceptance Rate = 35%) 2013-Present
Proposal reviewer, University Council for Educational Administration, 2009-Present
Chet Hesson, EdD, June 2018
Tashlai McKinstry, EdD, March 2018
Brad Contat, EdD, February, 2018
Joseph Hoelzle, EdD, May 2018
Dawn Henry, EdD, February 2018
Lisa Dubose, EdD, November 2017
HONORS AND AWARDS
Memberships in Honor Societies
Phi Delta Kappa Education Honor Society
Phi Lambda Theta Honor Society
EDHD Student Scholarship Recipient – Influential Professor Recognition May 2014
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership Reviewer of the Year 2014
Leadership for Social Justice SIG of AERA Bridge Award April 2015
BGSU Master Teacher Nominee Fall 2016 and Fall 2017
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