Professional Associate Professor, Generalist
B.S., Ashland College; M.S., University of Akron
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple StreetNorth Canton, Ohio44720
Cinda Harold is a Professional Associate Professor in Walsh University's Division of Education. She holds a B.S.Ed from Ashland College and M.S.Ed. from the University of Akron. She served for 30 years as an elementary teacher and has been an adjunct professor since 2003, joining the faculty full-time in 2006.
Professor Harold teaches in the Division of Education, specializing in Early Childhood. Her undergraduate courses include: EDUC 250 (Developmental Language and Literacy), EDUC 313 (Language Arts and Social Studies Methods), EDUC 468, (Student Teaching Seminar), and supervises student teachers. Professor Harold advises students for Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. She is the Field Committee Chair for the Division where she works to establish strong field partnerships and clinical models for accreditation standards.
Mrs. Harold has completed has completed several approved Professional Reports for the Division. Her professional reports include: national approval of the NCATE Standard 3 Evaluation, Early Childhood Specialized Performance Approval (NAEYC), state review approval for the Early Childhood Program, Graduate Reading Endorsement Program, and 4 and 5 Generalist Endorsement Program. She helped to implement the use of the Electronic Education Portfolio System and is currently working on CAEP Accreditation Standard 2. She has attended many professional conferences and has presented her course field experiences at many different conferences. Her research has focused on the implementation of electronic portfolios for teacher candidates and the implementation of effective field partnerships. Please click this link to view her recent publications and presentations.
Professor Harold is strongly committed to service to the Division, university, and partner schools. At the university she has been on the Digital Badge Committee, Faculty Forum Committee Chair, Advisory Task Force Member, Room Marshal for graduating seniors, and currently a Faculty Senator. She has developed a Collaborative Partnership with Northwood Elementary School and Clearmount Elementary School in North Canton, Ohio where she takes her teacher candidates to experience many field based practices.