Thomas Capretta joined CETE as the Family Engagement Project Coordinator with the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center. Tom previously worked for the Ohio Department of Education where he supported schools and districts in their efforts to serve students in foster care and other vulnerable student populations. Additionally, Tom previously worked with Dr. Barbara Boone and Dr. Meredith Wellman while he was at the Ohio Department of Education to support the implementation of effective family and community engagement strategies in education settings across Ohio.
Tom, a Cleveland, OH native received a B.A. in religious studies and applied ethics from Seton Hall University. As a 2012 Teach for America Mississippi Delta Corps Member, Tom taught 4th and 5th grade math and science for three years in several school districts. Tom then received a M.P.A. from the John Glenn College and is excited to return to the Ohio State University this time as professional member of CETE community.
Tom lives in the Olde Towne East neighborhood of Columbus with his cat, Maude, where they enjoy an extensive collection of records. Tom also enjoys eating out around town and frequenting the city’s many local festivals and events.