Stephen  Sroka

Stephen Sroka grew up in a public housing project in
Cleveland in a single parent family. His second grade report card reads,
“Parents notified boy is retarded.” When he graduated from high school,
he worked full-time to get his family off welfare before entering
college.

His childhood offered unique challenges that help him be a better
urban teacher. He has authored a dozen books, including Educator’s Guide
to HIV/AIDS and other STDs (now in its 42nd printing and translated
into Spanish), more than 25 articles, some of which have appeared in
Teacher Magazine and Education Week, and made thousands of professional
presentations. In 1987, he helped coordinate the nation’s first national
conference to teach teachers about how to teach HIV/AIDS education.
Guest appearances have included the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Donahue Show
and CNN’s Sonia Live in LA.

Education

 

Kent State University — Graduate Hours in Health Education

1978

Case Western Reserve University — Ph.D., Health Education

1972

Cleveland State University — M.Ed., Educational Administration

1967

Cleveland State University — B S. Chemistry/English, Science

Special Recognition

2008
Keynote speaker at TeachME, international education conference held in Dubai.
2008
Speaker, AASA National Education Conference. 
Presentation: “Getting to the Heart of Successful Schools – Listening
to the Whole Child”.
2006
member – President’s Conference on School Safety

1995

Distinguished Alumni Award Cleveland State University

1995

Grazella Shepherd Award for Educational Excellence, Case Western Reserve University

1994

Walt Disney Outstanding Health Teacher of the Year

1993

American School Health Association Outstanding School Health Educator of the Year

1993

Distinguished Educator Award by local Phi Delta Kappa Chapter

1991-92

Expert-in-Residence – W.K Kellogg Foundation

1979

Martha Holden Jennings Foundation Special Teacher Award