Joe Gerics Ed.D.

Joe has been working in the field of education for fifteen years serving in the capacity of teacher and administrator. He currently is employed with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District as a Humanware/Social-Emotional Learning Manager. Joe also serves as the district lead for the PATHS® curriculum, trauma informed care, and SEL coordinators. He initiated and brought emphasis on trauma-informed practice to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and continues to be instrumental in deepening the work both inside and outside of the district. His completed doctoral study centered on challenges and barriers that face urban middle school teachers with implementation of SEL in the classroom.