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Janis Flint-Ferguson

Professor of Education and English
Chair, Middle-Secondary Education

Both a composition and English education specialist, Dr. Flint-Ferguson began teaching at Gordon in 1990. Her additional areas of interest and scholarship include adolescent literature, women's literature, literacy, and rhetorical theory. Dr. Flint-Ferguson is a widely sought after educational consultant. She is also the editor of The Journal of the New England League of Middle Schools, a refereed publication focusing on stra ... more ➔

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Priscilla Nelson

Associate Professor of Education
Chair, Elementary Education

Priscilla Nelson, Class of '74, returned to Gordon's Education Department after twenty years of combined experience as a public school classroom teacher, an elementary Christian school principal, and an adjunct professor at Gordon. Priscilla pursued advanced study at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts. This enables her to prepare teachers of reading using the most recent scientifically based research. She served as a ... more ➔

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Janet Arndt

Director of the Graduate Program in Education
Associate Professor of Education
Licensure Officer

Dr. Arndt teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She assists teacher candidates and alumni in obtaining Massachusetts as well as other states' teacher licensure. Dr. Arndt served in the public sector as a teacher, counselor, early childhood specialist, principal and policy maker for ten years as a state representative. Her research interests include transitions, learning needs of students with disabilities, the impact of socia ... more ➔

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Ellen Ballock

Ellen Ballock

Associate Professor of Education

Ellen Ballock taught elementary school in Florida and at the North Jakarta International School in the country of Indonesia and served as a teacher educator at Towson University in Maryland prior to joining the Gordon College faculty. Her research interests include professional learning communities, collaboration, teacher “noticing” and decision-making, and classroom assessment.

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Julia D'Onofrio

Adjunct in Education

Julia D'Onofrio enjoyed teaching in an early childhood classroom for a number of years in the city of Lynn before moving on to work as the Director of Student Services at North Shore Christian School. This position enabled Julia to work with students from Pre-K through Eighth Grade, specifically students with special needs. Julia also has experience as a Reading Specialist, and brings a passion for teaching reading and English Language Lea ... more ➔

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Melinda Eichhorn

Assistant Professor of Education

Mindy has spent more than six years in India as a special education consultant and inclusion specialist. Prior to working in India, Mindy was a special education teacher in the Hartford Public Schools. Her research interests include math learning disabilities, transition, early intervention in mathematics, teachers' perceptions of mathematics, and the use of professional development to improve math instruction.

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Mariann Illingworth

Adjunct in Education

Mariann Illingworth brings a wealth of teaching experience to the Gordon College Department of Education. Mariann currently teaches the English as a Second Language courses at Gordon and previously taught at North Shore Community College. She is a teacher of history, French, and ESL at Danvers High School. Her early teaching experience included teaching middle school (social studies, French, and Spanish) at North Shore Christian School in Lynn ... more ➔

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Karen Langlais

Karen Langlais

Adjunct in Education

Karen is a curriculum specialist with expertise in Common Core literacy and assessment. Leveraging her 38 years of teaching experience and district leadership skills, she leads workshops for teachers and administrators on Internet-based literacy strategies and present-day assessment tools. In addition to teaching at Gordon College, she is an Instructor at Salem State University’s Collaborative for Teachers. She is also actively involved ... more ➔

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Kimberly Leonard

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Kimberly Leonard, Class of 1989 (Sociology), is licensed in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Reading, and English as a Second Language. Kim has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She has experience within all four disciplines and currently serves as Elementary Education Coordinator for Georgetown Public Schools and consults as a reading specialist at Covenant Christian Academy. She has seven years of ... more ➔

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Todd Morano

Associate Professor of Education

Todd served in the San Diego Unified School District as an elementary teacher, middle school science and US history classroom teacher, and as a school site administrator. He joined the faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time in 1998 and held the positions of director of literacy development and single- and multiple-subjects coordinators. He earned his doctorate in applied socio-linguistics/TESOL from Alliant International Universit ... more ➔

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Kathleen Mort

Kathleen Mort

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Kathy worked in public middle and high schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island for over thirty years. She taught English, speech, theatre, and served as a reading specialist and consultant.  Additionally, she spent one year in Liberia, West Africa where she taught middle school students and did adult literacy work in a village. Previous administrative positions include district-wide professional development coordinator, as ... more ➔

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Suzette Persenaire

Suzette Persenaire

Adjunct in Education

Suzette Persenaire has a passion for children’s literature and has enjoyed sharing this passion with Gordon undergraduate education majors for eight years. She has extensive experience teaching reading in the Danvers Public School system as well as experience as a classroom teacher in Christian schools in Lynn, Massachusetts and Louisiana.

 

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Barbara Sachs

Adjunct in Education
Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Carolyn Sawyer

Carolyn Sawyer

Adjunct in Education

Carolyn Sawyer has many years of classroom experience as a high school English teacher and a middle school music teacher in Massachusetts public schools. She is currently teaching an honors literature and writing course at Bradford Christian Academy. BCA has a growing international student enrollment which enhances the courses she teaches at Gordon.

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Andrea Serino

Adjunct in Education

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Geraldine White

Adjunct in Education
Adjunct in Graduate Education

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