Department of Teacher Education

Lisa M Suarez - Caraballo - Biography

Ms. Suarez-Caraballo received both her BS in mathematics and her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in CSU’s Urban Education program focusing on Learning and Development with a specialization in mathematics education with technology.

In 2014 she retired after working in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District for 30 years as first, a bilingual instructional aide and later as a middle and high school mathematics teacher.

She became a National Board Certified teacher in early adolescent mathematics in 2000 and a NASA Educator Astronaut Teacher (NEAT) in 2005 after being selected as an Educator Astronaut finalist. Ms. Suarez Caraballo was also chosen as a hometown hero by the Cleveland Browns, a Milken National Educator of the year, and a CSU Distinguished Alumna.

She is a national trainer for Texas Instruments’ Teachers Teaching with Technology professional development program as well as a certified Resident Educator mentor.

In the classroom, she believes that all children can learn rigorous mathematics with the effective incorporation of technology and constructivist learning principles.


Ms. Suarez-Caraballo will provide individualized support through induction and professional development services to CSUteach students.