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Department of Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning

Counseling Workshop Instructor

Karen Gotwald

Karen Gotwald is a Bully Proofing Consultant and Educational Facilitator who has been doing Bully Proofing consulting since 2002. She was previously an elementary school and middle school teacher within the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School System. She developed the Bully Proofing Program while teaching middle school. She has an M.Ed. from Cleveland State University, with a focus on “The Psychology of the Emerging Adolescent.” Her B.A. is from Kent State University. She has worked with students, faculty, and staff in numerous school districts in northeast Ohio, including an ongoing engagement within the Heights school system. Her work includes weekly support groups in schools to deal with students’ anger issues, grade level assemblies, classroom presentations, small group and individual interventions, support for educators, and professional development programs. She has given numerous seminars, presentations, and training on the topic of Bully Proofing.


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Continuing Education
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 164
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 164 / 238
Phone: 216-687-3556
Fax: 216-687-5410

Program Coordinator
Noelle Muscatello
Phone: 216-687-3867