DeFazio, J., Gaetano, L., & Marko, B. (2019, December). Christ the Servant Teaching Corps (CTSTC):A Transformative Partnership for Teacher Candidates and K-5 Students in Rethinking School-University Partnerships: A New Way Forward. Manuscript in progress.
Professional Associate Professor, Intervention Specialist
B.S.E., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.S. and Ed.S., Kent State University; A.B.D., Case Western Reserve University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple StreetNorth Canton, Ohio44720
Betty Marko is a Professional Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education at Walsh University. She holds a B.S.Ed. from Baldwin-Wallace College and M.S.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees from Kent State University. Her doctoral work was at Case Western Reserve University in Early Language Development (A.B.D.). Betty joined the Walsh faculty in 2006. Prior to that, Professor Marko served for over 30 years in teaching roles including: preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and early childhood intervention specialist.
Professor Marko teaches courses in both Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist Education. Her courses include: ECE 315 (Early Childhood Math and Science Methods), ISE 341 (Early Childhood Assessment and Planning) and ECE 410/ISE 441 (Preclinical: Profession in Practice) and EDUC 464 (Ohio Assessments for Educators Preparation). She is the onsite liaison for the Christ the Servant Teaching Corps (CTSTC) at Our Lady of Peace School in Canton, OH. She serves as a University supervisor for preclinical and clinical candidates. She is the faculty co-leader for the Education Division’s Global Learning Experience to Uruguay. She advises students in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist, and serves as the Coordinator of the Walsh-Stark State 2+2 Program.
Professor Marko's research involves juvenile bipolar disorder, autism spectrum disorder, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and familial trauma. She has publications/presentations at state and national conferences. She is an active member of the following professional organizations: National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Professor Marko believes that collaborative partnerships and service learning experiences are imperative. She has developed a strong collaborative partnership with Our Lady of Peace School providing rich experiences for both her students and the CTSTC interns. She is the advisor of the Education Club. Activities for the Education Club include the following service projects: Campus Trick-or-Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, and faculty/staff babysitting nights. Professor Marko serves as the chair of the Division of Education’s Curriculum Committee. University-wide service includes Walsh’s Honors Committee and the GenEd. Review Committee. She co-represents the Division of Education as a marshal at all University ceremonies.