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Meet the new cohort recruitment team

Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education offers cohort graduate programs for teachers in several counties throughout the state of Maryland. The cohort programs give teachers an affordable and convenient way to earn an accredited master’s degree through hybrid or online program formats.

To assist in recruiting for the cohort programs, The School of Education has welcomed two new recruiters, Jerusha Dunning and Jade Margerum. In their roles, they will develop relationships with school districts and define recruitment efforts that will attract qualified candidates into the programs.

Meet the new School of Education cohort recruiters:


Jerusha Dunning, senior cohort recruiter

Photo of Jerusha DunningOriginally from Altavista, Va., Jerusha currently resides in Waldorf, Md. She previously worked at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., as an associate director of enrollment management operations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic and Theatrical Arts with a minor in Journalism from Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va., and a Master of Human Resources Management from Strayer University. 

Jerusha became interested in higher education after her experience as an admissions ambassador in college. She has worked in higher education for 12 years, working in various positions to include admissions, recruiting, and operations. Additionally, in one of her previous positions, she taught theatre and student success classes. Overall, she genuinely loves working with people.

In her new role, she intends on defining and developing new recruitment markets, trends, and opportunities that will attract qualified and diverse applicants. “My unwavering desire to better educate students by empowering them to learn, grow, and succeed throughout their educational experience is at the core of what motivates me to want to work in higher education.” She looks forward to being a change agent for the School of Education and doing something different to attract qualified applicants.

Jade Margerum, cohort recruiter

Photo of Jade MargerumJade, who is originally from Catonsville, Md., previously worked at the Johns Hopkins School of Education as an admissions administrator. In that role, she recruited for the School of Education graduate programs. Jade holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Maryland University College. She also obtained a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate from Anaheim University. She currently teaches English to school-age students from around the globe.

As a first-generation college student, Jade was inspired to work in higher education through her relationship with her university academic advisor. By completing a degree in humanities, she has broadened her perspectives on human behavior, thought, and values. Her studies specialized in contemporary social justice issues, cultural awareness, and communication. Jade is driven by helping those from around the globe, and has made it her goal to put her skills to use in her hometown, Baltimore, Md.

In her new role, she will develop, maintain, and nurture relationships with the appropriate school district administrators to monitor their needs, and help design cohort programs that match faculty expertise at Loyola to meet those needs. “I enjoy being a helping hand to others. I want to assist and guide those who want to make an impact and bring a change to education and society.” She looks forward to contributing to the mission of the School of Education and bringing a fresh perspective to the recruitment process.

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