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Cinda Harold

Cinda Harold

Professional Associate Professor, Generalist

B.S., Ashland College; M.S., University of Akron

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States

Cinda Harold is a Professional Assistant 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. Courses include: EDUC 250 (Developmental Language and Literacy), ECE313 (Language Arts and Social Studies Methods), ECE412, (Early Childhood Student Teaching Seminar), ISE442 (Intervention Specialist Seminar). She has previously taught EDUC 255 (Cognitive and Language Development) and EDUC 455 (Clinical Practicum). Professor Harold advises students for Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Intervention Specialist.


Attended the NCATE Institutional Orientation Conference in Spring 2008. She has also served the Division on various committees including: Teacher Prep Essay and NCATE Standard 3 Team. Recent research has focused on the implementation of electronic portfolios for teacher candidate, with national and international presentations and publications. This includes a recent survey to principals and superintendents regarding interview value. Please click this link to view her recent publications and presentations. She is an active member of professional organizations including: International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


Professor Harold is strongly committed to service and service learning. She has developed a Collaborative Partnership with Northwood Elementary School and Orchard Hill Elementary School in North Canton, Ohio. She also has a strong Collaborative Partnership with the Stark County Public Library where her students volunteer by hosting storytelling hours. She is also the Co-Advisor for Education Club and the STARS program. Activities for the Education Club include service projects such as: Trick-or-Treat in the Residence Halls, Easter Egg Hunt, and the Hispanic Make-It/Take-It workshop. Professor Harold also serves as a panelist for the Education Club Pre-Student Teaching Preparation Session.


Mumford,J., Harold,C., & Dunnerstick,R. "The eVolution of Teacher Preparation Portfolios: An Agenda for Research." Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education 2008 -19th International Conference. Ed. D. Willis. Chesapeake,VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education(AACE), 2008:112.

Harold,C., & Marko,B. (2007, October). Enlighten your Teaching Load: Matching Literacy Standards with Early Childhood Students. Presentation at the Ohio Catholic Education Association Biennial Conference, Cincinnati, OH.
Harold,C. (2010, February). Connecting Real Teaching Practices in the Design of Graduate Level Courses. Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges (AILACTE), Atlanta, GA.
Harold,C. (2010, February). Teaching What We Preach: A co-teaching course with structured field activities that follow a collaborative partnership model for future educators. Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges (AILACTE), Atlanta, GA.

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