Loyola University Chicago

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Arresola, Celia

Title/s: Clinical Assistant Professor;
Program Chair

Specialty Area: Administration & Supervision; Special Education; Provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to English language learners

Office #: Lewis Towers 1142, WTC

Phone: 312.915.7022

E-mail: carreso@luc.edu

CV Link: Arresola CV


Celia Arresola, Ed.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Administration & Supervision program.  Dr. Arresola comes to Loyola with a variety of experiences as an educator and administrator.  As a special education teacher of students with significant behavior and social emotional issues, she worked closely with teachers, parents, and school administration to ensure student success in public and therapeutic/ nonpublic schools in Illinois and Texas.  She has also served as a campus-level and district-level administrator in several public school districts including Chicago Public Schools District 299, Evanston / Skokie School District 65, and Cicero Public School District 99. Her experience as a consultant for the Illinois State Board of Education included acting as the state liaison for the Illinois State Joint Bilingual Special Education Committee.

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-Warren Bennis


  • Ed.D. Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Program Areas

  • Administration and Supervision

Courses Taught

  • ELPS 461 Issues in School Law
  • ELPS 484 Law, Policy and Community for Principals