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Jennifer Cleary

Jennifer Cleary

Ms. Cleary is a Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts and teaches courses in stage management, public speaking, creative pedagogy, and theatre for social change. She received her Ed.M. in Arts-in-Education from Harvard University and serves as the field supervisor/content instructor for theater arts student teachers at the secondary level. Previously, she has stage-managed professionally with the New Repertory Theatre, Worcester Foothills Theatre, Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Encompass New Opera Theatre, and Gloucester Stage. She is entering her 15th year of teaching at Brandeis.
kerry dunne

Kerry Dunne
Kerry Dunne is a Lecturer in Education. She received her doctorate from Boston College and teaches in the MAT secondary program: ED 269a - Pedagogy of History.  She is currently the K-12 Social Studies Director for the Arlington Public Schools.  Kerry recently co-wrote “History for Its Own Sake, and For All of Our Sakes,” an article on the value of teaching history in the era of Common Core, which was published online by ASCD.
Danielle Igra

Danielle Igra
Danielle Igra is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Education and the Director of Teacher Education. She currently teaches Fundamentals of Teaching, Pedagogy of English, and Reflective Teaching. Her research areas include the Pedagogy of Teacher Education and the Teaching of English Language Arts. Before coming to Brandeis, Danielle worked at Stanford University, where she also earned a PhD in teacher education, an MA in English, and an MA in teaching. Danielle taught high school English for 9 years in public schools and has taught in graduate programs in secondary, elementary, and early childhood education. As a teacher development and research consultant she has worked in the fields of: literacy, large scale assessment, higher education, and Jewish education.
Brenda Keegan

Brenda Keegan

Brenda Keegan is a Lecturer in Education. She recently retired as Deputy Superintendent of the Newton Public Schools after serving as Principal of Newton South and English Department Head of Newton North. She currently serves as Director of General Studies at Torah Academy in Brookline. A graduate of Wellesley College, Dr. Keegan earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from University of Rochester along with completing substantial coursework for a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at University of Pennsylvania.
marya levenson

Marya Levenson

ASAC 217
(781) 736-2001

Marya R. Levenson is Professor of the Practice in Education and the Harry S. Levitan Director of the Brandeis Education Program. She was a teacher in the Boston Public Schools, principal of Newton North High School, and superintendent of the North Colonie Schools. Prof. Levenson is the author of Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles.

Katherine Lobo

Katherine Lobo

Katherine Lobo, who is an ESL teacher at the in Belmont, is a Lecturer in Education. She currently teaches ED 175a - The Teaching of English Language Learners: Pre-K to 12. She is an experienced teacher and an accomplished artist.
Majorie Margolis

Marjorie Margolis

Marjorie is a Lecturer in Education who returned to the Brandeis directly from the high school classroom where she spent the last thirty years teaching English. Before that, she studied English at Brandeis and received her teaching certification then specialized in literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Michael Quinlan

Michael Quinlan

Michael Quinlan is a Lecturer in Education. He teaches in the MAT secondary program: ED 270a - Pedagogy of Science. Michael is currently the Department Chair for Science & Technology at Wellesley High School and has been teaching physics for the past 16 years.

joe reimer

Joseph Reimer

KUTZ 133a
(781) 736-2996

Professor Joseph Reimer has been at Brandeis since 1986 where he has been director of the Hornstein Program and the Institute for Informal Jewish Education. Trained as a developmental psychologist at Harvard, he has written several books and many articles on moral education, kibbutz education and Jewish education. He is considered by many as a leading expert on experiential  Jewish education.

Ned Rossiter

Ned Rossiter
Ned Rossiter is a Lecturer in Education. He is a field instructor in the MAT secondary program and helps lead the induction program. 

Rebecca Stern
Rebecca is a Lecturer in Education. She teaches Teacher Research and co-teaches the Fundamentals of Teaching to secondary MAT students. Rebecca is a PhD candidate at Boston College, where she is researching teacher perceptions of standards-based education and current issues in teacher education. Prior to her work at the university level, Rebecca taught middle and high school social studies and English in Oakland, California; Dorchester, Massachusetts; and Portland, Maine. She received an MA in education from Stanford University and a BA in sociology and psychology from Wesleyan University.
Josh Wiczer

Josh Wiczer

Josh Wiczer is a Lecturer in Education, teaching Ed 272a - Pedagogy of Secondary Mathematics. He completed the Brandeis undergraduate teaching program, obtained his M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, and has been teaching math at Ashland High School (Ashland, MA) since 2003.

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Ned Rossiter

Eileen Kell

ASAC 215
(781) 736-2002
Eileen Kell is the Senior Department Coordinator for the Education Program.  She has taught middle school English Language Arts and drama in both public and independent schools.