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Kathleen Billings-McLaughlin completed her doctoral work in Curriculum and Reading at Boston University (1981), her Master of Education at Salem State College (1975), and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, Math/Science focus also at Salem State College (1973). Professor McLaughlin has experience as a classroom teacher and Reading Specialist in the Danvers, MA, Public Schools along with higher education experience at Salem State College, both graduate and undergraduate programs. As Director of Reading at Franciscans Children's Hospital in Boston, MA, Professor McLaughlin was responsible for extensive Educational Assessments and educational intervention for children with severe behavioral disorders and/or education disabilities. In addition to teaching at Endicott, she is a consultant in local communities working with students and teachers on MCAS strategies, literacy based programs, adult literacy programs, and developmental reading programs. Professor McLaughlin is also the advisor for the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society chapter at Endicott.
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Kathy Bloomfield has a B.S. from Stephen F. Austin University and a M.Ed. from Cal Southern University. She worked as a public educator for 25 years in New Jersey, Texas, and Vermont, moving from teaching in the elementary school to teaching in the high school. Her specialty area is working with "at risk" students, most particularly those who are documented with learning, neurological, and psychological issues. She currently holds certification in elementary, special education, and math and is a Registered Educational Therapist. She is Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Endicott and continues to work with students with disabilities, as a tutor and supervisor of the Student Support Program. She also specializes in test preparation for high stakes assessments. Professor Bloomfield runs undergraduate and graduate workshops and labs for the Communication/Literacy, Foundations of Reading, General Curriculum, Early Childhood, and Physical Education Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure. She has also consulted with classroom teachers and taught test preparation courses for the math portion of the MCAS. Teaching math and helping teachers prepare to teach math is an area of importance and interest to her, and she currently teaches Math Methods as part of the pre-practicum experience for education students.
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Elizabeth Cain received her B.A. from Colby College and her M.Ed. from Lesley College. She has worked as an educator in both public and private settings in Massachusetts for 25 years. Professor Cain has experience working as a classroom teacher in early childhood special education, in elementary and middle school as well as higher education experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Before joining the Endicott faculty in the fall of 2002, Elizabeth designed and implemented the early childhood inclusionary program for the Littleton Public Schools. In December of 2000, she received national certification in the field of early childhood education from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. During her last two years in public school teaching, she received the designation of "master teacher" from the Massachusetts Department of Education. Professor Cain is currently pursuing certification in brain-based teaching and learning. She is an advocate for the importance of play and the arts in early childhood education.
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Joe Clarke received his B.A. in 2004 from Endicott College in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education. He received his M.Ed. from Salem State University in 2009 in Elementary Education, and his C.A.G.S. in 2012 from Salem State University in Educational Leadership. Joe is licensed in Massachusetts as an elementary school teacher (grades 1-6) and as an elementary school principal (grades PreK-6). Since graduating from Endicott College in 2004, he has taught in the North Andover, MA Public School District in a variety of elementary grade levels. Joe returned to Endicott in 2012 as the Coordinator of Field Placement for the School of Education.
Mary Hatton received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching of Science Education from Boston University, her M.S. in Neuroscience from Tufts Sackler School of Biomedical Studies, and both a B.A. and B.S. in Biology and Science Education from Boston University. Professor Hatton teaches courses in the life sciences, and has designed courses in Evolution, Cell and Molecular Biology, and Science and Society. Her science courses promote science literacy as dictated by the National Science Education Standards. She is very interested in the science literacy of future teachers and offers students an opportunity to teach children science as part of a service learning requirement in the science methods course. Her research interests and publications focus on science literacy, science teacher education, and telecommunications as a tool in professional development. Professor Hatton is a member of the Northeast Pipeline Steering Committee which oversees state initiatives to promote careers in Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She is interested in outreach opportunities with inservice teachers and participates as a state Key Leader with the National Science Teacher's Association to develop a national network with school districts about national standards, professional development in science, and science resources. She is involved in developing community partnerships with public schools, by providing professional development for Massachusetts K-8 teachers in science education and developing extracurricular science programs for elementary and middle school students. Professor Hatton is co-advisor of the National Science Teachers Association Endicott Student chapter.
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Melanie Melanson received her M.Ed. in Elementary Education through the Endicott College Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies and is the administrative assistant for the School of Education. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, Melanie is the coordinator for the Education Resource Center and co-advisor for the National Science Teachers Association Endicott Student chapter.
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Michelle Bader Mustone received her B.A. in 1985 from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in Political Science and Russian Studies. She received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Massachusetts in 1988. Ms. Mustone is licensed in Massachusetts as a history teacher. She formerly taught history and worked in Special Education in the Rockport Public Schools. She joined the Endicott administration in 2002 as the Coordinator of Licensure and Assessment for the undergraduate and graduate education programs. Michelle maintains a solo practice in Gloucester where she lives with her daughter.
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Anthony Pastelis is an Associate Professor of Education, the First Vice President of the New Hampshire School Boards Association, and a has been an elected member of the Rochester (NH) School Board for seven years. Dr. Pastelis earned a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University, a M.Ed. from Emmanuel College and a Ph.D. in Education Administration from Boston College. He is licensed as a Superintendent of Schools in the State of New Hampshire.
A member of the Endicott College faculty since 2001, Dr. Pastelis previously worked at Boston College and Lesley University, and was also a middle school teacher, an elementary school principal, and an education consultant, focusing on the areas of school administration, curriculum, finance and policy. His areas of interest and expertise include educational reform, online teaching and learning, classroom instruction and assessment, public school policy, and school administration.
Dr. Pastelis has long been an advocate of school reform, believing that American schoolchildren are not being given the tools to equal or surpass those of other nations, due in part to the significantly shorter school year calendar of most U.S. public schools. In his role as a school board member he conceived the idea of transforming one of Rochester's smaller elementary schools into an in-district school of choice. He brought this concept to the district superintendent and his board colleagues, and championed the concept through the public-acceptance and political processes. That school, the Maple Street Magnet School, opened in August of 2012. Among its hallmarks are:
• a 200-day school calendar
• personalized learning plans for each student
• project-based learning
• foreign language instruction beginning in Kindergarten
Dr. Pastelis has been asked to lead a session at the 2013 National School Boards Association's annual conference on this innovative school, the first in the State of New Hampshire, along with Superintendent Mike Hopkins. His thoughts and ideas on school reform in general, and the Maple Street Magnet School in particular, have been featured in many New Hampshire media outlets including daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, and New Hampshire Public Radio.
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Sara Quay is the Dean of Education at Endicott College and the Director of the Endicott Scholars Honors Program. Dr. Quay received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, her M.A. in English from Simmons College, and her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Boston College. Her scholarship focuses on teaching and learning, teacher preparation programs, academic administration, and cultural studies. Dr. Quay has published articles and essays in The Boston Globe, Principal Magazine, Academic Leader, Teachers College Record, Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, Honors in Practice, and The Teaching Professor. She is the author of several books, including September 11 and Popular Culture (2010), The Cultural History of Reading (2008), Popular Culture and the American West (2002), Changing Lives through the Principalship (2003), as well as two children's books, Sam's Adventures in School (2005) and Milton Hershey: An American Dreamer (2005).
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Lynne Stasiak received her B.A. from Wheelock College in Boston with certification in Child Life. She went on to complete her M.Ed. at Lesley College. Professor Stasiak has had experience teaching in both private day care and preschool settings and has spent over twenty years teaching elementary education in the public school. She was a supervising practitioner for Endicott student teachers in their practicum setting and also conducted MTEL labs in Early Childhood Education before becoming a full-time faculty member in the School of Education in 2010. Professor Stasiak is the advisor for the Education Club at Endicott.
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Dr. Sara Quay
Dean of Education
Telephone: (978) 232-2323
Fax: (978) 232-3100