Undergraduate Faculty

Faculty

Marcie Abramson

bramson@brandeis.edu
Marcie 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.

Jennifer Cleary

jacleary@brandeis.edu
Jennifer Cleary 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.

Kathleen Dowcett

kdowcett@brandeis.edu
Dowcett Kaytie is a Lecturer in Education. She received her MPP from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis and her MEd from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has over 15 years of experience as an educator in both the nonprofit and public school sectors. Most recently, she worked as a Research Consultant for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, where she authored a report on college persistence and graduation efforts in Rhode Island and assisted in the evaluation of Metro Nashville Public Schools Principal Leadership Institutes. Kaytie currently sits on the Waltham School Committee.

Danielle Igra

digra@brandeis.edu
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.

Rachel Kramer Theodorou

rbkramer@brandeis.edu
Theodorou

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

ASAC 217
(781) 736-2001
mlevenso@brandeis.edu

marya levenson

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 A. Levisohn

ASAC 125
(781) 736-2941
levisohn@brandeis.edu
jon levisohn 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.

Caitlin Moore

caitlinmoore@brandeis.edu
Caitlin Moore 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

dsull@brandeis.edu
deborah moriarty 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

fmoyer@brandeis.edu
Frances Moyer 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

dwallace@brandeis.edu
Derron Wallace Derron is an Assistant Professor in Education and Sociology. He is also affiliated with the African and Afro-American Studies Department. 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.
 Staff  

Eileen Kell

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