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Founded in 2000, Aspire Consulting and Educational Services seeks to improve educational outcomes for students nationwide, from middle school through the developmental education level of post-secondary education. Led by Dr. Carmine Stewart, Aspire is committed to improving teacher quality through education, professional development, program improvement, instructional design and research.
Dr. Carmine Stewart
Carmine Stewart is the president and CEO of Aspire Consulting and Educational Services. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Eastern Michigan University with an emphasis in special education and returned home to Cleveland to pursue a Master’s in Urban Education from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Carmine later earned her doctorate in Urban Education in 2012 after defending her dissertation, Teacher Preparation and Professional Development in Adult Literacy Education. Since 2007 Carmine has been conducting professional development workshops for adult literacy instructors that provide them with strategies and tools that help to improve the instruction of adult literacy learners. Carmine has designed a certificate program for adult literacy practitioners that she offers in partnership with Cleveland State University. Carmine is also an Adjunct Professor at Cleveland State University where she teaches future educators in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the Adult Learning and Development, and Curriculum and Foundations departments.