Mary Claffey Janeczek, Ed.D.
Chair, Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2291 | janeczekm@elms.edu

A.B., Boston College
M.A., University of Massachusetts
Ed.D., Boston University

Dr. Janeczek is a former elementary bilingual (Spanish) and English as a second language (E.S.L.) teacher. She has also served as western regional administrator for bilingual and E.S.L. programs for the state of Massachusetts. Her interests include language acquisition, E.S.L. methodology, and cross-cultural communication.

Maureen Cotter ’05, M.A.T.
Instructor in Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2250 | cotterm@elms.edu

B.A., American International College
M.A.T., Elms College
C.A.G.S., Elms College

Professor Cotter has been a teacher of students with moderate special needs. She has worked in a variety of inclusion settings, and also has experience as a pharmacy technician. Her special interest lies in the area of helping all teachers more effectively accommodate students with special needs into their classrooms.

John Czajkowski, Jr., M.Ed., C.A.G.S.
Assistant Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2418 | czajkowskij@elms.edu

B.S., M.Ed., C.A.G.S., Ed.D.(cand.), University of Massachusetts

Professor Czajkowski is a former engineer who taught language arts and science at the middle school level. He has directed a teacher education program, and currently serves as a test content reviewer and scorer for the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs). Presently, he is active in the Western Massachusetts Writing Project. Professor Czajkowski’s special interests lie in the areas of science education, the mathematics preparation of teachers, middle/secondary schools, instructional technology, and the development of excellent writing skills in students.

Anne Harrison ’06, Ed.D.
Professor of Education

15 Gaylord St.
413.594.3578 | harrisona@elms.edu

B.A., M.Ed., Smith College
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts
M.A.A.T., Elms College

Dr. Harrison has been an educator for more than 30 years. Former academic dean and vice president for academic affairs at Elms College, she has taught elementary school, worked as a teacher, served as an educational software designer, and worked  for the National Coalition for Equality in Education. Dr. Harrison is particularly interested in multicultural education, social justice issues in schooling, and innovative ways to help children and youth master concepts and skills in mathematics.

Dorothy Molnar, Ed.D.
Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2250 | molnardorothy@elms.edu

B.A., Calvin College
M.A., Western Michigan University
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Dr. Molnar has taught preschool through high school in public schools and government programs in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. She has served as a teacher and administrator of Montessori programs in public schools, and as an associate superintendent. She has a special interest in child development, administration, and special education.

Suzanne Rene ’99, M.A.T.
Lecturer in Education

Marian Hall
413-265-2250 | renes@elms.edu

B.S., Westfield State College
M.A.T., Elms College

Suzanne Rene is an instructional learning specialist at Springfield’s Balliet School. Her area of interest is literacy.

Janet Stetson, Ed.D.
Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413-265-2290 | stetsonj@elms.edu

B.A., M.A., Ohio Wesleyan University
C.A.G.S., Columbia University Teachers College
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

An advocate for young children, families, and teachers, Dr. Stetson has been a preschool and primary grade teacher in New York City, San Francisco, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, as well as a day care director. Her research interests include brain development and learning.  She is committed to public policy initiatives that support universal health care for families, high quality educational programs for young children, and just wages for parents and teachers.

Ann Daly, SND, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education, Director of Academic Resource Center

Alumnae Library
413.265.2376 | writeon@elms.edu

B.A., Hampshire College
M.A., Ph.D., Boston College

Dr. McNeil teaches courses in European and world history, including survey and upper-level courses. She specializes in the histories of modern Ireland, modern Britain, and the British Empire. Her research interests presently center upon 19th century Irish democratic and revolutionary politics.

Margaret Ashe, M.A.T.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2250 | ashem@elms.edu

 

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Joyce Baker, B.S.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2250 | bakerj@elms.edu

C.A.G.S., Elms College

Joyce Baker is a literacy coach in the Springfield public schools. Her area of interest is content area literacy at the middle/high school level.

Carolyn Fitzgerald, M.Ed.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413.265.2250 | fitzgeraldc@elms.edu

Carolyn Fitzgerald is a retired foreign language teacher and assistant superintendent from Chicopee. Her area of expertise is in the clinical supervision of student teachers.

Kathleen Kirley ’66, SSJ, Ed.D.
Professor Emerita

Marian Hall
413.265.2250 | kirleyk@elms.edu

B.A., Elms College
M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Sr. Kathleen Kirley is a faculty emerita of the Education Division and the former dean of continuing education at Elms College. Her special interest lies in the clinical supervision of student teachers.

Johanna McKenna, M.Ed.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413-265-2250 | mckennajohanna@elms.edu

B.A., Fordham University
M.Ed., American International College

Johanna McKenna is the retired principal of Bridge Street School in Northampton and the former director of the Massachusetts Migrant Education Program in Western Massachusetts.  She is especially interested in socioemotional intelligence in teachers, students, and parents.

Darbie Pettengill, M.Ed.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413-265-2250 | pettengilld@elms.edu

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Tara Witte, M.A.T.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Marian Hall
413-265-2250 | wittet@elms.edu

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