Undergraduate Faculty

Programs:
Elementary Teacher Program
Secondary Teacher Program
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Marcie

Marcie Abramson

bramson@brandeis.edu
Marcie Abramson is a Lecturer in Education. She teaches the mathematics portion of ED 105a - Elementary School Curriculum and Teaching. She has extensive experience teaching elementary, middle and high school-aged students. She is also the author and co-author of several mathematics books for students in grades 5-8.
Sarah Birkeland

Sarah Birkeland

sbirkel@brandeis.edu
Sarah Birkeland is a lecturer in education. She teaches ed 165a: Reading and Talking Back to Education Research. Sarah holds a B.A. in English Literature from Stanford University, an M.A. in Education Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, and an Ed.D. in Administration, Planning and Social Policy with a concentration in Research from Harvard University. She has published numerous chapters, articles and monographs on the topics of effective new teacher induction, schools as sites for ongoing teacher learning, school leadership, and the role of research in educational decision making. She remains a research affiliate of Harvard University’s Project on the Next Generation of Teachers and of the Teacher Learning Project at Brandeis University.
Jennifer Cleary

Jennifer Cleary

jacleary@brandeis.edu

Ms. Cleary is a Senior Lecturer in Theater Arts. 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 received her Ed.M. in Arts-in-Education from Harvard University and works with theatre student teachers in the Brandeis Education Program. Also, she previously worked as the Artistic Liaison for Opera Boston, serving as their Chorus Manager. She is in her 11th year of teaching at Brandeis.
Judith Kelly

Judith Kelly

jkelly79@brandeis.edu

Judith Kelly is a Lecturer in Education. She teaches the Reflective Teaching class, ED 110E 263b, at Brandeis and is a field instructor for students doing their student teaching assignments. Judith S. Kelly has a CAS Degree from Harvard University in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, MED from Smith College in Special Education: Audition, and a BA from University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Mrs. Kelly was Principal at Cameron Middle School for 10 years in Framingham, a Principal for 4 years at Millis H.S., 4 years as Assistant Principal at Winchester H.S. and 2 years as Assistant Principal at Hollis-Brookline H.S. in N.H.
Theodorou

Rachel Kramer Theodorou

rbkramer@brandeis.edu

Rachel Kramer Theodorou is the Faculty Leader for the Brandeis Education Program’s Elementary Concentration.  She teaches ED 100a, ED 111e/263b, ED 175 and selected mini-courses in ED 101b.  She was a classroom and English as a Second Language teacher for eighteen years in both public and private elementary schools in New York City and Massachusetts.  Rachel is also a certified trainer for the WIDA consortium in training teachers to work with English Language Learners.  She has her M. Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.  Rachel’s first book and blog is Heart of the Matter:  The Role of Attitude in Teaching which proposes a new perspective on teaching and learning that explores a multi-dimensional view of the student and subject matter.

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. Prof. Levenson is the author of Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles.

jon levisohn

Jon A. Levisohn

ASAC 125
(781) 736-2941
levisohn@brandeis.edu
Jon A. Levisohn is Associate Professor and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair of Jewish Educational Thought in the Department of Near Eastern & Judaic Studies at Brandeis. He also serves as Director of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education. He has taught in middle school and has worked with educators in multiple settings.
Alexa Miller

Alexa Miller

alexam@brandeis.edu

Alexa Miller is a Lecturer in the Education Department. Alexa has spent the last ten years working in the arts and education fields, with a focus on helping art museums reach new audiences through collaborations in education reform. She currently teaches Looking with the Learner: Practice and Inquiry. 
Caitlin Moore

Caitlin Moore

caitlinmoore@brandeis.edu

Caitlin Moore received her masters from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College. A former social studies teacher and school administrator, she is currently the Education Director at the United Nations Association of Greater Boston. She is teaching part of ED 101a, "Elementary School Teaching: Literacy, Social Studies, and Other Topics," in the Fall, and ED 263b "Reflective Teaching."
deborah moriarty

Deborah Moriarty

dsull@brandeis.edu
Deborah Moriarty is a Lecturer in Education.  She teaches ED 107a, Teaching and Learning Reading in Elementary Schools.  She co-teaches Ed 101a, Elementary School Curriculum and Teaching: Literacy, Social Studies, and Other Topics in which she focuses content on literacy skills, strategies and techniques.  Deborah has taught elementary school for 12 years, 10 of those in first grade.
Frances Moyer

Frances Moyer

fmoyer@brandeis.edu
Frances Moyer is a Field Instructor. She received her Master's in Urban Education from Boston College and her Master's in Public Administration through the University of Oklahoma’s Extension Program offered in the Panama Canal zone.
Derron Wallace

Derron Wallace

dwallace@brandeis.edu
Derron is a Florence Levy Kay Fellow and Lecturer in Education and African and Afro- American Studies. He is a sociologist of education whose research interests include global perspectives on urban education, comparative and international education, Black ethnic relations, and disability studies. He recently received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall and Gates Cambridge Scholar. Previously, he worked as a community organizer and consultant with Local Educational Authorities in London. Derron currently teaches ED 170a, Critical Perspectives in Urban Education.
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Eileen Kell

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.