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Carolyn Jaksetic

Carolyn M. Jaksetic, M.Ed.
Chair, Education Division, College of Social Sciences
Director, Master of Education Program

Possessing more than 35 years of experience as an educator and administrator, Ms. Carolyn Jaksetic has developed curriculum, assessment and technology. Her accomplishments include successful administration of grant programs, and the creation of valuable collaborations with public and private elementary and secondary schools.

Ms. Jaksetic earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mary Manse College in Toledo; a Master of Science in Educational Administration degree from the University of Dayton; and is scheduled to earn a Doctor of Education in K-12 Educational Leadership degree in January 2019.

As Director of the Master of Education program and Chair of the Education Division within the Lourdes University College of Social Sciences, Ms. Jaksetic has led the way in pedagogy and the establishment of the Master of Education – Special Education program. She played a pivotal role in the reaffirmation of accreditation for the Teacher Education Initial Licensure Program under the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) quality principles. For the re-accreditation process, the University was required to conduct a rigorous self-evaluation and successfully completed a comprehensive and independent peer review.

Previously at Lourdes, Ms. Jaksetic served as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Education, and the Director of School and Educational Partnerships. Prior to her time at Lourdes, she worked as an Independent Educational Consultant with Global Scholar/Scantron Corp. and Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio. Early in her career, Ms. Jaksetic was employed as a Principal and Teacher within the Diocese of Toledo.

Ms. Jaksetic holds membership in several professional organizations including the National Catholic Education Association; Educational Leadership Association, Northwest Ohio; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; and Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations. She has conducted research in the area of teacher preparation programs to develop educators’ skills in the area of school and family relationships.

A former board member for the Imani Learning Academy, Ms. Jaksetic has served the community through several vehicles including as a Coach for Special Olympics for the Lucas County Track and Field Team and as a member and Communion Distributor at Regina Coeli Parish in Toledo.