Executive Education Team

Debbie Piazza, Education Program Coordinator Deborah Piazza
Education Program Coordinator
[email protected]
216.712.7600 Ext. 50126

Debbie Piazza has been in education for 24 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University. As a classroom teacher, she taught 4th grade ELA and social studies. She has coached various sports throughout her teaching career and has served on various committees. She joined Constellation Schools in the fall of 2008 as a classroom teacher and transitioned to administration in 2013, serving 6 years as an assistant principal and two years as a principal. She joins the Executive Education Team this year as the Education Program Coordinator. Mrs. Piazza believes that a well-rounded education that focuses on academics, technology and social and emotional learning allows students to gain the necessary skills to be successful in their future career paths. She looks forward to supporting students, families and staff in her new role.


Christine Garten, Curriculum & Instruction Program Coordinator Christine Garten
Curriculum & Instruction Program Coordinator
[email protected]
216.712.7600 Ext. 50141

Christine Garten has been an educator for 27 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bowling Green State University. Much of her career has been spent in the elementary classroom, specifically first and second grades. More recently, Christine has been part of the executive leadership team at Constellation Schools, as the Curriculum & Instruction Program Coordinator. Christine joined Constellation Schools in 2001 and is passionate about education and serving the students and families within the Constellation family.


Julia Howerton, School Nurse Program Coordinator Julia Howerton
School Nurse Program Coordinator
[email protected]
216.712.7600 Ext. 50124

Julia Howerton, R.N, BSN, LSN has been a RN for 23 years specializing in pediatrics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Toledo. Julia completed the School Nurse Certification program at Wright State University. She previously worked at Dayton’s Children’s Hospital emergency room and University Hospital Cleveland Rainbow Babies and Children's hospital. Julia joined Constellation Schools in 2006 as a school nurse. Since 2015, Julia has served as the School Nurse Program Coordinator and oversees the nursing program for all Constellation Schools. One of her favorite quotes is by Joycelyn Elders: “You can’t educate a child who isn’t healthy, and you can’t keep a child healthy who isn’t educated.”