Certifications Director: Roberta Schotka
Roberta Schotka is the Director of Programs at Wellesley College’s Pforzheimer Learning & Teaching Center where she oversees the college’s multi-faceted tutoring, public speaking, supplemental instruction and academic coaching programs.
She holds an Ed.M. in Instructional Media & Technology, and a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has presented at numerous regional and national conferences and is recognized as a leader in the field of tutoring and academic support services.
Ms. Schotka is a contributing author to the CRLA Handbook for Training Peer Tutors and Mentors, the Innovative Educators Tutor Lingo training series and the lead author for the CRLA Standards, Outcomes and Assessments for levels 1, 2 and 3
tutor training program. She served as president of the CRLA Northeast Chapter; assistant coordinator for ITTPC; Coordinator of the Rick Sheets Outstanding Tutor Award; ITTPC Coordinator and her current position as CRLA Certifications Director.
ITTPC Coordinator: Shawn O'Neil
Shawn O’Neil is the Assistant Director for Academic Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he and the other staff at the Academic Achievement Center manage a large and dynamic center, offering small-group and individual tutoring, supplemental instruction, academic coaching and test proctoring. He has been involved in CRLA's International Tutor Training Program Certification at every level — as a tutor, tutor-trainer, tutor coordinator, ITTPC reviewer, and ITTPC associate coordinator. Currently he serves CRLA as its ITTPC Coordinator. He has a Masters degree in Education with a focus on ESL from UNC Greensboro, and a second Masters in Training and Development from North Carolina State University.
ITTPC Assistant Coordinator: Cheryl Capuchina
Cheryl Capuchina has more than 15 years in experience in higher education. She earned her BAAS and M.Ed. from the University of North Texas. All of her higher education experience has been with North Central Texas College where she currently works as Student Services Advisor in the Student Success Center. In her role, she leads the peer and professional tutoring programs and oversees the CRLA training and certification of those programs. The tutoring programs at NCTC have been certified for many years which lead Cheryl to want to volunteer with CRLA. She has been an ITTPC Application Reviewer for over five years. In her free time, Cheryl likes to spend time with her grandchildren, doggies, and playing games on the Switch.
IPTPC Coordinator: Michael Saenz
Michael Saenz has been in higher education instruction, student development, and student retention for over ten years and currently works as the Associate Director in the Student Success Center (SSC) at the University of Texas at Dallas. In this capacity, he oversees peer tutor and peer educator training and certification for the SSC, including the Peer-Led Team Learning program, Supplemental Instruction, Peer Tutoring, Academic Success Coaching, Writing Center, and Communication Lab. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies and serves on the CRLA Leadership Team as the IPTPC Coordinator and IPTPC Application Review Team. He holds a BA in Psychology and MA in Communication Studies, focusing on Training and Development, from Texas State University.
IPTPC Assistant Coordinator: Ashley Lewis
Ashley (Lewis) Leggett has over 19 years of experience in higher education with a background in diverse populations, student retention, and leadership. Currently, she is the Director of the Department of Multicultural Achievement and an adjunct professor at the University of West Georgia, where she leads a team that prioritizes belonging, retention strategies, and cultural competency.