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  • Ryan Ambuter


    Assistant Professor

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    Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Secondary Education. He earned a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and School Improvement and an M.Ed. in Social Justice Education from UMass Amherst. He has extensive experience teaching English Language Arts at the secondary level in Western Massachusetts. Ryan approaches teaching about both the system and practice of education through equity-based frameworks.

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  • Yeukai Imeh, Ph.D.

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    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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  • Laura Porter, Ed.D.

    Interim Division Chair, Assistant Professor

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    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.

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  • Sarah Sawyer, M.Ed.

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

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    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.

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  • Corrin Schulze, M.Ed.

    Corrin Schulze

    Practicum Director for the Education Division
    Department(s): Education

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    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.

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