• Ericka Blais, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Professor of Education

    blaise@elms.edu

    Ericka Blais is the technology teacher at Stefanik School, Chicopee. She teaches our technology courses.

  • Shannon Dillard, Ed.D.

    Interim Chair of Education; Assistant Professor

    dillards@elms.edu

    Dr. Dillard’s career as an educator began in middle schools where she taught a variety of subjects. Her primary interest is in the teaching of mathematics, at all levels. She has extensive experience as a curriculum developer, mentor to student teachers, and faculty member in Western Massachusetts teacher preparation programs.

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  • Jeanne Dubuque, A.A.

    Administrative Assistant

    dubuquej@elms.edu

  • Melinda Gowdey, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Professor of Education

    finnertym@elms.edu

    Melinda Gowdey is an elementary teacher in Hinsdale, with an expertise in educational technology. She teaches the technology and multicultural children’s literature courses at our Pittsfield site.

  • Tyra Good, Ed.D.

    Executive Director, Center for Equity in Urban Education (CEUE); Associate Professor of Education

    goodt@elms.edu

    Dr. Good is the founding faculty director, Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education (CEUE) at Elms College.

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  • Yeukai Imeh, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Education

    imehy@elms.edu

    Yeukai Imeh, Ph.D., MBA, has joined the college as an assistant professor of education. Imeh earned her doctorate at Simmons College in Boston, her MBA at Southern Connecticut State University; and holds a master of math adolescent education from Pace University in New York. She has been an adjunct professor at several local colleges, including Elms, and she also supervised Elms student teachers last spring. She is an experienced teacher in mathematics at the middle/high-school levels and in urban settings. Imeh will also advise middle/secondary licensure candidates.

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  • Mary Janeczek, Ed.D.

    Adjunct professor

    janeczekm@elms.edu

    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.

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  • Dave Legitime

    Program Coordinator, Cynthia A. Lyons Center for Equity in Urban Education (CEUE)

    legitimed@elms.edu

  • Jane McCarry, M.Ed.

    Interim Director of Operations in the School of Continuing Education, Academic Program Coordinator, Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Program in Early Care and Education at BCC; Adjunct Faculty for Education

    mccarryj@elms.edu

    Jane McCarry, M.Ed., is a former education coordinator and naturalist at several sites in Florida, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. She teaches our Inquiry-Based Natural Science education course and Health, Safety and Education.

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  • Laura Porter, Ed.D.

    Assistant Professor of Education

    porter193@elms.edu

    Dr. Porter is a former early childhood and special education public school educator. Over the course of her career, she has had wide-ranging experiences in P-12 and higher education settings. Her professional interests focus on encouraging adult learners in gaining an understanding and developing strategies to engage with individuals who have exceptionalities as well as their families.

  • Patricia Regan, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Professor of Education

    reganp@elms.edu

    Patricia Regan, M.Ed., CAGS, is a certified Reading Recovery instructor and a reading teacher in Wilbraham, Mass. She teaches the multicultural children’s literature course at our main campus.

  • Suzanne Rene, MAT

    Lecturer of Education

    renes@elms.edu

    Suzanne Rene has taught preschool, special education, and most recently was an elementary Instructional Leadership Specialist for the Springfield Public Schools. Her area of expertise is Literacy. Professor Rene is the Director of the Reading Specialist Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and of its Summer Reading Clinic.

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  • Sarah Sawyer, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Professor of Education

    sawyers@elms.edu

    Sarah Sawyer, M.Ed., is a pre-kindergarten teacher in Springfield, Mass. She has extensive experience with children with special needs and teaches the early childhood curriculum and instruction courses at our main campus.

  • Corrin Schulze, M.Ed.

    Practicum Director for the Education Division

    schulzec@elms.edu

    Corrin Schulze has taught middle school English Language Arts and has taught writing, Children’s, American, English and World Literatures at the collegiate level. While she enjoys teaching literature, her primary focus has been teaching writing. Professor Schulze is the Practicum Director for the Education Division guiding students in both the pre-practicum and practicum experiences.

    Corrin Schulze
  • Ellen Williams

    Adjunct Professor of Education

    williamsel@elms.edu

    Ellen Williams is a reference librarian for the City of Springfield. She teaches multicultural children’s literature.

  • Tara Witte, MAT

    Adjunct Professor of Education, Assistant Director of the Elms College Summer Reading Clinic

    wittet@elms.edu

    Tara Witte, MAT, has been an elementary teacher for the last ten years, teaching both third and fourth grades. She is a licensed reading specialist, and serves as the assistant director of the Elms College Summer Reading Clinic.

  • Emily Wood, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Professor of Education

    woode@@elms.edu

    Emily Wood, M.Ed., is a preschool teacher for an integrated classroom in Dalton, Mass. She teaches the ECE assessment and methods courses at our off-campus site in Pittsfield, Mass.