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  • Timothy Allen, Ed.D.

    Adjunct Professor of Education | 413-265-2250
    Department(s): Education

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    Timothy Allen, Ed.D., is principal of Birchland Park Middle School in East Longmeadow, Mass. Over the course of his career he has held roles as an urban school principal and an assistant principal. Timothy has also held teaching positions in Boston, Springfield, and the Bronx. His professional focus is on motivating teachers and students alike to utilize innovative and creative teaching strategies to optimize student learning.

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  • Meredith Bertrand, Ed.D.

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    Chair of Education; Associate Professor of Education | 413-265-2521
    Department(s): Education

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    Dr. Bertrand comes to Elms from high-level administrative positions at The American Women’s College at Bay Path University and American International College.  She earned her doctorate in Teacher Education and School Improvement at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and she is an experienced elementary and middle school teacher. Her area of expertise is in the workplace experiences of novice teachers, and multivariate teacher retention statistics.

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  • Ericka Blais, M.Ed.

    Adjunct Professor of Education | 413-265-2250
    Department(s): Education

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

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  • Yeukai Imeh, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Education
    Department(s): Education

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    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.

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    Adjunct professor | 413-265-2291
    Department(s): Education

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    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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