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Cincinnati Public Schools Announces Two New Positions to Support District's Growth

December 10, 2019

Cincinati Public Schools is pleased to announce two new positions that will support the district's growing enrollment.

Steven Hodge is joining CPS as Property Acquisition Manager and Erin Kernohan will be stepping into the role of Quality Improvement Manager.

As the Property Acquisition Manager, Hodge will be tasked with locating sites for new schools, based on areas of increasing student enrollment.

photo of Steven HodgeHodge is not new to CPS. He was a consultant for the $1 billion Facilities Master Plan, launched in 2003 and completed in 2014, to renovate or construct 50 buildings in the district. "I really enjoyed that and so I jumped at this opportunity," he said.

For more than 25 years, Hodge has worked at various real estate firms including, Gem Real Estate Group, Property Advisors Corp and Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis. Prior to joining CPS, he was the managing director at Colliers International, a commercial real estate firm.

photo of Erin KernohanKernohan, currently a CPS teacher, will transition to Quality Improvement Manager to lead and direct process and overall quality improvement activities that produce better outcomes and more efficient operations.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to share what I have learned about QI at CPS in the last five years," Kernohan said. She was amongst the first group of teachers to attend QI training sessions at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. "QI in partnership with Cincinnati's Children taught me how small changes, collaboration, and analyzing data can increase student achievement. I am excited for the opportunity to lead others through this process."

She has been teaching for 18 years, most recently as the reading specialist at Midway School. From 2006-2010, she taught fifth grade in the Hamilton and Fairland school districts. Her CPS teaching career began in 2001 at Washington Park Elementary.

Earlier this year, Kernohan was the recipient of the Hawkins Award presented annually to a CPS teacher from Cincinnati-based Western & Southern.

Hodge and Kernhan are graduates of Xavier University. Kernohan also earned a master's degree from Ohio State University. She is currently taking leadership classes as part of a CPS/Miami University cohort and anticipates graduating in 2022 with a master's degree in administration.