Title: Assistant Clinical Professor of Early Childhood Education
Company: Cleveland State University
Location: Ashtabula, Ohio, United States
Dr. Judith T. Poluga, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Early Childhood Education at Cleveland State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in early childhood education.
Dr. Poluga chose to spearhead a career in education from her interest in how young minds learn. Matriculating at Kent State University, she received a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education in 1980, a Master of Education in administration in 1990, and Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction in 2007. Since 2016, she has served as an assistant clinical professor of early childhood education at Cleveland State University, having been an assistant visiting professor the year prior and assistant professor from 2005 to 2008. Presently, she maintains affiliation with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, American Association of University Women, Association for Childhood Education International, Comparative and International Education Society, American Educational Research Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children and Phi Delta Kappa.
In 1980, Dr. Poluga was a kindergarten teacher and title I program reading intervention specialist at the Mother of Sorrows Elementary School, remaining until 1986. From 1986 to 1997, she was an early childhood teacher at Ashtabula Area City Schools before serving as principal of Kingsville Elementary School until 1999. Pivoting toward collegiate education, Dr. Poluga was a program coordinator of the early childhood education technology program for the 2+2 Baccalaureate degree at Kent State in 1999 and 2000. The following year, she was an elementary supervisor for the Ashtabula County Educational Service Center, going on to be the principal of Huntington Elementary School from 2001 to 2004. She then was a curriculum and instruction consultant at the Ashtabula Area City Schools from 2008 to 2014. Notably, in 1993, Dr. Poluga was the recipient of the Phi Delta Kappa Golden Key and a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar. To attest to her legacy, she can also be found in the 57th and 63rd editions of Who’s Who in America, the sixth edition of Who’s Who in American Education, and the 21st through 24th editions of Who’s Who of American Women. In her spare time, Dr. Poluga enjoys woodworking and crafts.
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