Faculty Profile

Theodore Caleris, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



Dr. Theodore Caleris is a graduate of Cleveland State University where he majored in Biology and obtained his comprehensive teaching license. His Master's degree is in Educational Administration and he completed his post-graduate Educational Leadership licensure program from Cleveland State University. Dr. Caleris earned his Ph.D. in Urban Education in 2014 studying the impact of Positive Behavioral Supports on urban certified teachers from Cleveland State University. Overall, Dr. Caleris has 22 years of experience as an educator; 12 of which are as a building administrator. He began his teaching career as a science teacher and athletic coach in the Elyria and Brooklyn City School Districts. His previous administrative experience in the Brooklyn, Cuyahoga Heights and Sandusky City School Districts includes: Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and Principal and Assistant Superintendent. Currently, Dr. Caleris is currently Superintendent for the Brooklyn City School District. Dr. Caleris has been married to his wife (Shelly) for 19 years; they have two children, age 16 (Samantha) and age 15 (Zachary).


Cleveland State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education, Urban Education: Administration
Cleveland State University
Master of Education, Educational Administration
Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science, Biology


CITI Program Course, CITI, Expiration Date: 2022


5 Year Professional Comprehensive High School (7-12), State of Ohio Department of Education, Expiration Date: 2022
5 Year Professional Principal License, State of Ohio Department of Education, Expiration Date: 2022
5 Year Professional Superintendent License, State of Ohio Department of Education, Expiration Date: 2022

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Brooklyn City Schools, Superintendent, Brooklyn, Ohio
2019 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2015 - 2020
Cuyahoga Heights Schools, Assistant Superintendent, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio
2013 - 2015
Sandusky High School, Principal, Sandusky, Ohio
2008 - 2013
Brooklyn Middle School, Principal, Brooklyn, Ohio
2006 - 2008
Assistant Principal, Brooklyn Middle School, Brooklyn, Ohio
2003 - 2006
Brooklyn City Schools, Director of Athletics, Brooklyn, Ohio
2001 - 2003
Brooklyn City Schools, High School Science Teacher, Brooklyn, Ohio
1998 - 2001
Elyria City Schools, 7th/8th Grade Science Teacher, Elyria, Ohio

Publications & Presentations

Caleris, T. (2019, Mar. 7). Creating a STEM-Based Instructional Model. NEOTECH 2019, Cleveland.