Prior to her appointment as our Chief Communications Officer, Dr. Canfora served CMSD as Deputy Chief of Strategic Communications and as Publications Manager in the Department of External Affairs. Her transition to full-time work in school communications followed more than 20 years of service to the Aurora City School District as its publications writer and editor and 28 years as a high school teacher of English, journalism and TV broadcasting in Twinsburg and Hudson City Schools.
Dr. Canfora earned her M.A. in Journalism & Public Relations at Kent State University, where she went on to earn a Ph.D. in Educational Administration. Outside of CMSD, she teaches journalism at Kent State and teaches communications courses for aspiring school administrators at Cleveland State.