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Eric Witherell

Workforce development coordinator

Background

Eric R. Witherell has worked in the education field for nearly a decade. While earning a bachelor’s degree in fine arts/creative writing and a master’s degree in school counseling, he also volunteered and served in various internships and student-teaching roles for both Cincinnati Public and Lakota school districts. Throughout his undergraduate career, he worked with a CPS teacher to help students hone their writing skills and to create and publish a literary publication for student art and writing.  Through this experience, Eric discovered his passion for working with individuals and small student groups.

Eric joined CATC in late 2016 while working toward an educational doctorate degree. As a school counselor, he applies a narrative therapy approach in working with students, identifying resources, providing opportunities for growth, always emphasizing consistency and reliability.

Degrees and additional achievements

*    Workforce Development Coordinator, Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center
2016 – present
*    Doctoral graduate assistant, University of Cincinnati counseling department, 2015-2016
*    School counseling internships at Aiken New Tech, Hughes STEM, Princeton, 2014-2016
*    Published author on career and technical education topics, including in the Peabody Journal of Education.
*    Research areas include first-generation students, multicultural counseling, ecological counseling perspective, urban education
*    Hughes STEM volunteer, published student publication, A Writer’s Passion
*    Bachelor of Fine Arts, English, focus in creative writing, University of Cincinnati 2013
*    Masters of Education- School Counseling, University of Cincinnati, 2015
*    Doctorate program, Counselor Education and Supervision, 2019 graduation expected.