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Kerry Dunne
(781) 316-3577

Kerry Dunne

Lecturer in Educationkerry dunne
M.Ed., UMASS-Amherst

Current teaching position:

K-12 Social Studies Director, Arlington Public Schools

Course taught in Brandeis M.Ed. program:

Pedagogy of  Teaching History

Prior teaching/professional experience:

  • 10 years at Framingham High School as a history teacher and department head
  • JET Program - Japan: Taught English in a public Japanese middle school for 1 year
  • Chestnut Middle School in Springfield, MA: taught 7th grade world geography for 1 year


  • B/A in political science and history from Marquette University
  • M.Ed. in social studies education from UMASS - Amherst
  • Completed post-graduate certificate program at the National University of Ireland in Gelway
  • 50 graduate credit hours beyond a masters degree in history and educational administration coursework


Framinham, Mass. (but I lived in many places including Detroit, Long Beach, CA, Milwaukee, and Japan


  • Spending time with my husband and our two girls
  • Reading fiction, newspapers, and news-magazines
  • Travel, both in the US and abroad
  • Animal rights issues: Adopt pets from a shelter, don't buy from a breeder!

Favorite time period/era/topic to learn about and to teach:

  • American government and the Constitution
  • Political philosophy and international relations

One reason why I love teaching social studies:

 I truly love working with a diverse student body and a motivated and committed staff.