Senior Trainer & Director of Curriculum Development
Dr. Christine Kelly Cross, — “Chris Cross” — is passionate about education. She has spent the past three decades as a curriculum developer, trainer and an educational advocate for disadvantaged youth throughout the US.
For much of her career, Dr. Cross served as the Senior Training Officer for the North Central Ohio Regional Training Center at Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services. Dr. Cross trained front line, management and training staff. She also developed curriculum to ensure their success.
Uniquely qualified by a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies, a Masters degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction and a Ph.D in Educational Leadership, Dr. Cross was tapped by the NASA Glenn Research Center to head the office of Education and STEM engagement. While here, she conducted research, reviewed literature, developed curriculum and trained NASA officials on strategies to educate and inspire disadvantaged youth to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers.
To provide a vehicle to support children impacted by her work at NASA, Dr. Cross cofounded Reach, Teach and Train One Inc., a tutoring and education program focusing on STEM curriculum.
Dr. Cross is involved in various community organizations. She is President of the Civic Association, an active volunteer for several political campaigns and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She has been married to her husband Roland for 32 years and is a mother of twins. After discovering her 14-year-old Niece was in foster care, the Cross family adopted their loved one to provide her safety, permanancy and unconditional love.