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ann e blais

Ann E. Blais

ann@brandeis.edu
Ann E. Blais is a Lecturer in Education and an English teacher at Newton North High School.  She teaches ED 263a - Reflective Teaching in the MAT Secondary Program.
kerry dunne

Kerry Dunne

kdunne@brandeis.edu
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. 

Tom Heyman

trheyman@brandeis.edu
Tom Heyman is a Lecturer in Education. He teaches Inquiry-Based Science Teaching and Learning.
Brenda Keegan

Brenda Keegan

bkeegan@brandeis.edu

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
mlevenso@brandeis.edu

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.

Katherine Lobo

Katherine Lobo

klobo@brandeis.edu

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

chisholm@brandeis.edu

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

mquinlan@brandeis.edu

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
reimer@brandeis.edu

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

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

Lisa Schneier

lisabs@brandeis.edu
Lisa Schneier was a high school teacher in the Boston Public Schools for 12 years. Her subject matter focus was English and writing, but she also taught basic literacy and math skills. She earned her Doctorate in Education under the supervision of Eleanor Duckworth at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She studied Duckworth's methodology of "Critical Exploration," which was developed from the work of Jean Piaget.
Diana Turk

Diana Turk

ASAC 219
dbturk@brandeis.edu

Diana B. Turk is a Visiting Professor and the Director of Teacher Education. She joined the Brandeis faculty after fourteen years at New York University's Steinhardt School, where she directed the Social Studies Education Program. Her research and teaching interests center on urban education, civic education, historical methods (particularly material culture and oral history), and women's history.

Josh Wiczer

Josh Wiczer

wiczer@brandeis.edu

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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Eileen Kell

ASAC 215
(781) 736-2002
ekell@brandeis.edu
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.